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Endoscopy Staff Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
King's Lynn
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Registered Practitioner looking to join QEH and develop your career in our new Endoscopy building? If so, this role will be the perfect next step for you!

In our new, state of the art unit, we are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic registered practitioners to work in all areas of the department. This unmissable opportunity is suitable either for a practitioner who already works in Endoscopy or interested in learning Endoscopy.

This busy unit works over 6 days a week, offering a service to both out-patients and in-patients offering diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for adults. We also participate in an out of hours on call rota.

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Practitioner you will work with all members of the Ward/Department clinical team and within the multi-disciplinary framework.

You will maintain a high standard of patient care under thedirection of the Ward/Department Sister/Charge Nurse, taking the lead in clinical areas when competent, in the absence of a senior member of staff.

At all times, you will work in accordance with the principles governed by the NMC / HCPC and Trust Policies.

You will provide high standards of care to patients undergoing endoscopic procedures

You will adhere to the hospitals trust values and incorporate these into your daily work

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join TeamQEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisation that upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this role.

This vacancy is for Registered Practitioners with full NMC or HCPC registration in the UK. If you are an internationally trained nurse that has not passed their OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) you will not be considered for this role and will be automatically rejected, so please do not apply.

However we do support Internationally Trained Nurses with their OSCE through the Norfolk and Waveney Recruitment Hub Please note that we adhere to the NHS Code of Practice and cannot recruit from red list countries

If you are a new registrant, we look forward to welcoming you onto the RCN accredited Preceptorship Academy at the QEH. This programme offers a supportive development transition into your new role as a registered member of the team. If you would like further information, please email the team

Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner with the UK NMC or HCPC
  • Degree/Diploma in relevant field


  • Undertaken mentorship training



  • Relevant experience of looking after patients in a healthcare environment


  • Experience of using endoscopy equipment

Skills, abilities, and knowledge


  • Ability to provide holistic nursing care
  • Good organisational and team building skills
  • Knowledge of professional issues in nursing incorporating NMC/HCPC and IPAC
  • Accurate documentation with attention to detail
  • Confident and calm attitude with an ability to work under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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