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Staff Nurse - Endoscopy

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a well-motivated individual to join our endoscopy team at Maidstone Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced dynamic working environment with the prospect of advancement in this growing speciality.

Main duties of the job

We require excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will ideally have a genuine interest in endoscopy and the ability to understand and operate technical equipment.

Endoscopy experience is desirable but not essential as there is a comprehensive in-house training programme available where you will work with senior members of the team.

We currently have three endoscopy rooms we undertake approximately 10,000 procedures a year which include upper and lower GI Endoscopy, ERCP's and Bronchoscopy.

We have JAG accreditation and take part in the national bowel cancer screening programme. You will work with the endoscopy team to provide safe, effective and high-quality patient care maintaining standards that meet the requirements of JAG, the GRS and the CQC.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification



  • First level registered Staff Nurse


  • Evidence of further education since qualification e.g. diploma/degree
  • Specialist course in Endoscopy
  • Advance Life Support provider
  • NVQ assessor

Experience and Knowledge


  • Proficient clinician and clinical role model
  • Insight and understanding of current issues in nursing and the NHS
  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional development


  • Experience at Band 5 or equivalent in an acute setting
  • Understanding of audit and benchmarking processes



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Evident of commitment to high standards of patient-centred care
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to reflect on practice, accept criticism and act constructively
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to reflect on practice, accept criticism and act constructively
  • Understanding of own accountability, responsible and reliable
  • Utilises a problem-solving approach to work


  • Commitment to teaching others
  • IT/Keyboard skills

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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