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Endoscopy Booking Assessment Nurse (EBAN)

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Due to expansion we are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced nurse to join our Endoscopy Booking Assessment Nurse Team (EBAN). You will become part of a large established team of committed Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and decontamination professionals who are proud to deliver the very best care to all our patients. within the EBAN role you will be responsible for the safe and effective triage and pre assessment of patients having endoscopy procedures. You will have initial supernumerary status and be supported to learn every aspect of the patient journey. Focus will then move to your EBAN role and through a coordinated induction process you will develop alongside existing team. You will be expected to offer full engagement to this process and in return you will become part of an inclusive team who encourage learning from excellence in an environment that embraces individual freedom to speak up. We work hard and support hard and believe that a happy workforce will deliver the very best care to our patients. If you would like to join our team we would welcome and encourage questions and visits before you submit your application. This will enable you to get more understanding of this rewarding specialised nursing role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of a team who ensure safe, effective and timely triage and pre assessment of simple and complex endoscopy patients.

The post holder will work with our existing EBAN and administrative booking team, it is an exciting time to join this team as we are in the process of developing a more efficient and streamlined service through guidance from our newly developed Standard Operating Procedures. The post holder will be part of a team responsible for prioritising and maximising patient safety by supporting the administrative booking team in identifying potential risk area and minimising this risk by effective triage and assessment. Successful applicant will also contribute to the management of endoscopy wait times by minimising the likelihood of re books and on the day problems for patients.

The EBAN nurse will be an approachable source of support to the administrative booking team advising on commonly met problems for Endoscopy patients. This role will work across 7 days to meet the needs of the service we are in the process of devising a new roster to cover weekends and evenings, the successful candidate will become part of this.

The post holder will become part of a registered nurse team of bookers and will be expected to follow policies and procedures laid out but also to challenge these if there is a safety risk to patient. Positive patient outcomes are our priority in Endoscopy and the EBAN post is an integral part of this aim.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our Unit is recently refurbished and meets the requirements of the JAG environmental checklist supporting best practice and patient experience. We have an on-site training room and are a spoke unit to the NW Endoscopy training academy. We encourage development in all our staff and believe a happy staff will naturally develop and fulfil our shared value of 'positive patient outcomes being our priority.' We have a strong team ethos of sustainable and equitable individual and team growth, this is driven collaboratively and supported by our recently evolved Team Eco Garden.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To maintain good communication skills e.g. ability to communicate sensitive information about patients medical condition, acknowledging barriers to understanding. Develop assessment skills in line with recognised advisory bodies and by following our internal standard operating procedures.

To assess and agree patients requirements and implement plans to meet the patients requirements.

To maintain a healthy, safe and productive work environment ensuring products and services used meet quality requirements.

To comply with Trusts policies, procedures and guidelines whilst carrying out patient care. The post holder must also comply with all policy, procedures and training on infection prevention and control.

To identify and discuss opportunities for improvements in clinical and administrative practice. To embrace changes for the benefits of patient safety and to improve standards of care.

To be responsible for training new staff within the team once your own competency is confirmed. You will be given a supernumerary period to learn procedures and achieve novice EBAN status. Your learning will then evolve with support of your immediate and wider team.

To contribute to the planning, delivery and organisation the work of the EBAN team through a suggested scheduling process and through collaboration with the whole EBAN team.

To assess the performance of teams and individuals through the annual appraisal process.

To delegate responsibility and authority to others, agreeing targets to completion.

To provide advice and support to the wider administrative booking team when required.

To engage in team meetings within your as required and realistic.

To ensure accurate recording and safe storage of information.

To be able to make decisions for safe triage, assessment and bookings through collaborative working.

To escalate to senior nursing managers and senior operational team when unsure or concerned regarding a patient issue..

The full job description is available in the relevant section for you to read.We would encourage applicants to make contact with us to view our refurbished Unit, meet the team and ask any questions regarding the role.

Please ensure you have read the Job Description & Person Specification before applying.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (1st or 2nd Level)
  • Willingness to undertake study in relevant speciality subject


  • Post Registration qualification



  • Post-registration experience in a clinical nursing role
  • Experience of communication across all disciplines within health care
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Good I.T. skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised.


  • Post registration experience in Endoscopy
  • Venepuncture & Cannulation skills
  • Post registration experience in patient assessment pathways
  • Experience of consenting patients for invasive procedures
  • Experience of assessing capacity in patients

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team Player
  • Leadership qualities
  • Good time management
  • Ability to establish priorities
  • Decision Maker
  • Ability to be proactive
  • Problem Solver


  • Evidence of change management.
  • Evidence of pathway and protocol development.

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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