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Endoscopy Pre-Assessment Nurse

Employer
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Dorchester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • To co-ordinate patients throughout their Endoscopy pre-assessment pathway, working as part of the screening and pre-assessment team, with a high level of input into the management and care of patients prior to admission for specified procedures.
  • To participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of pre-assessment service policies and protocols
  • To act as a resource and to provide education for patients and health care personnel,
  • To coordinate the booking of procedures requiring anaesthetic support.


Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will provide a pre-assessment service for Colonoscopy patients
  • In addition, the pre-assessment service is developing to provide a service for patients requiring therapeutic endoscopy procedures to include Barrett's Surveillance, ERCP and deep sedation patients requiring anaesthetic support.


About us

We are a 3 room endoscopy department providing 9,000 diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures for the population of Dorchester and surrounding areas.

We are fully JAG accredited and expanding our clinical endoscopy team to meet the needs of local people.

The county town of Dorchester is situated in the heart of Dorset and the Jurassic coast with stunning beaches and countryside surrounding the town.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Endoscopy consists of three Endoscopy You will co-ordinate patients throughout their Endoscopy pre-assessment pathway, working as part of the screening and pre-assessment team, with a high level of input into the management and care of patients prior to admission for specified procedures.

participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of pre-assessment service policies and protocols

Act as a resource and to provide education for patients and health care personnel,

Co-ordinate the booking of procedures requiring anaesthetic support.

You will need good knowledge of computers and hospital systems

Good understanding of JAG and GRS standards and accreditation

Administer and prescribe bowel cleansing medications under a PGD or Non-medical prescriber

Person Specification

Education, qualification and training

Essential

  • oRegistered Nurse with 2 years post-registration experience
  • oEvidence of on-going learning


Desirable

  • oNon-medical Prescribing qualification


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • oExperience in Endoscopy/pre-operative assessment
  • oExperience at degree level relevant subject.
  • oEvidence of post registration qualification in teaching/learning
  • oAbility to direct work and review processes
  • oSound organisational skills
  • oSelf-awareness and recognises own limitations
  • oAssertiveness
  • oUnderstanding of professional nursing issues
  • oAwareness of health and safety legislation and strategies for maintaining a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.
  • oCurrent Knowledge of issues effecting the provision of healthcare
  • oGood knowledge of IT systems
  • oKnowledge to prescribe safely and appropriately
  • oAbility to carry out physical interventions


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • oUtilisation of teaching skills
  • oEvidence of good communication skills and ability to interact with all members of the team
  • oAble to communicate in a variety of settings with patients of varying levels of understanding
  • oEvidence of good and accurate verbal and written communication skills
  • oUnderstanding of research/audit and experience of developing practice
  • oStrong leadership and motivational skills
  • oComputer Literacy
  • oNegotiation skills
  • oEvidence of reflective practice
  • oShows appropriate professional boundaries
  • oPhysically able to undertake a demanding role safely, as and when required.
  • oAbility to carry out physical interventions
  • oAbility to work under pressure and to meet deadlines


Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Endoscopy Unit Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue

Dorchester

DT1 2JY

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