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Clinical Practice Lead

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details


On call cover

The post holder will take day to day professional responsibility and be accountable for leading and developing clinical practice programmes for endoscopy staff ensuring safe delivery of quality patient care. To support endoscopy staff in achieving demonstrable delivery of safe, cost effective clinical care within a high quality learning environment. The post holder will be responsible for leading clinical practice. The role encompasses supporting the Unit Manager in achieving improvement in services and key performance indicators for the Clinical Support Services Division and Trust.

The role is split between clinical days, teaching days and support days. The post holder will still be expected to take part in the on call rota.

Main duties of the job

  • Maintain a highly professional personal profile and update clinical knowledge and skills as an exemplar role model in clinical practice for endoscopy staff.
  • S/he will be visible and accessible in the clinical area for patients, relatives, students and staff.
  • Provide support to all of the endoscopy team, acting as a professional resource and facilitator for developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care to ensure clinical effectiveness.
  • Contribute to developing a culture that promotes equality and values diversity
  • Assist in maintaining an environment conducive to education, teaching, audit and training for patients and staff.
  • Responsible for the clinical leadership of endoscopy teams as required
  • Role model standards of care and expected behaviour through participation in direct patient care.
  • Maintain personal standards of conduct and behaviour, which are consistent with Trust, Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and HCPC standards and requirements.
  • To participate in the requirements of the on call service as required.
  • to participate in a 6 day working week including weekends and lates.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice 3033

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To facilitate, support and develop staff within the endoscopy department including training staff in safe procedures etiquette and professionalism.
  • To proactively review lists in advance to assist the unit manager to ensure that the weekly staff rota maximises learning opportunities.
  • Assist the unit manager in ensuring that the quality of clinical placements is enhanced through supportive teaching, mentoring and coaching at all levels.
  • To participate in the multi-professional education team in the delivery of effective clinical educational programmes for endoscopy staff.
  • Support staff awareness and development to ensure emergencies are managed in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Support the Operational Manager to reduce inefficiencies and ineffective utilisation of the procedure lists.
  • Support the development, implementation and periodic review of clinical protocols to ensure patient safety.
  • Participate and support staff in undertaking clinical audit.
  • Support both team leader (Appraiser) and the appraise to complete annual appraisal and periodic review where needed. Support Operational Manager in ensuring that training and development need identified on a Personal Development Plan and the staff are properly supported by suitably qualified staff to achieve the plan.
  • Support and encourage the integration and development of knowledge and skills of staff throughout endoscopy and aim to develop a greater breadth of competencies enabling service flexibility and provision for the future.
  • Support the unit manager in the recruitment and selection of staff to ensure they have the competency, attitude and skills to match the requirements of the post.
  • To promote staff and personal responsibility for awareness and compliance with legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • oEvidence of CPD
  • o1st level registered nurse/ODP
  • oPost registration scrub / anaesthetic course as appropriate to role



  • oExtensive experience at Band 5
  • oNMC / HCPC standards and requirements
  • oComputer literacy

Skills & Abilities


  • oFlexible and adaptable to shift rotation patterns including twilights, on call and internal rotation onto nights as required
  • oEvidence of Leadership and Management experience within a perioperative environment

Work Related Circumstances


  • oOccupational health clearance
  • Team worker/works under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar grove



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