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Endoscopy Unit Manager

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisenfor a talented, ambitious, and dynamic nurse to join the Emergency Surgery and Elective care business unit at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust as Unit Manager of our soon to be opened Endoscopy Unit at Hexham General Hospital .

Main duties of the job

We have endoscopy units at North Tyneside, Wansbeck, Alnwick and our Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington as well as Hexham. The new unit soon to be JAG accredited will have 2 rooms and be housed in its own department. You will be expected to provide visible, accessible and senior leadership to the current team and also the additional staff that will be recruited for the additional capacity. You will be expected To assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care within the Endoscopy Unit.

To be responsible for all nursing care standards and to maintain the high clinical standards required of an accredited unit.

To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct

Responsible for the management of all the human resource issues relating to the staff within the unit.

Holds a delegated department budget

Required to take the lead within your department for standards of decontamination within Endoscopy Departments, providing advice and carrying out regular audits.

Responsible for ensuring JAG standards are maintained to ensure accreditation for your department, assisting in the preparation for assessment and the monitoring of required GRS audits.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communicate sensitive information when helping patients understand their investigations or diagnosis.

Required to act as the patients advocate, using empathy and counselling skills

Establish effective links with the local colorectal cancer MDT to ensure a seamless, timely transfer of care when cancer is detected.

Post holder must have the ability to manage a team, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with the wider MDT. Must be able to organise own time and ensure the service provision.

Responsible for providing a safe clinical environment that meets all the expected standards of decontamination and patient safety.

Responsible for policy implementation and service development within Endoscopy.

Ensure the unit continues to develop to meet national standards outlined in JAG.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of practice development


  • Evidence of managing and leading a team through change process



  • 1st Level live NMC required Registered Midwife
  • Registered Mentor
  • Health related degree or equivalent knowledge and / or experience
  • PP126/127 or equivalent
  • D32/33 or equivalent


  • Management/Leadership qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


HGH Endoscopy

Corbridge Road


NE46 1QJ

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