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Endoscopy Registered Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Endoscopy Nurse to join the team within the JAG Accredited Endoscopy Unit at Withybush General Hospital.

The successful individual will work within a team assisting to deliver the highest standards of pre, peri and post-procedure care to patients undergoing a variety of Endoscopy procedures.

This busy unit can work over six days a week, offering a service to both out-patients and in-patients offering diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for adults and also participates in an out of hours on call rota. This is a full time post , however the successful applicant would be able to work over 4 days if preferred.

Main duties of the job

Endoscopy can offer support and training, to gain exceptional knowledge and skills in gastroenterology, inclusive of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, whilst assessing and treating a range of health conditions. Endoscopy undertakes a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.

Your day will be varied spending time with Gastroenterologists, Surgeons, Nurse Endoscopists and Bowel Screening Wales practitioners. We offer a range of endoscopy training courses, from basic skills to advanced skills. All endoscopy staff follow a standard competency pathway with an allocated mentor and undertake training in accordance with their development needs.

This post offers the opportunity to further develop skills, such as, management skills, Bowel screening skills and specialist endoscopy skills, giving you a range of future prospects in nursing.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews to be held on 26/06/2024.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh isdesirablefor this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current NMC registration


  • Degree in Nursing
  • Evidence of post registration study and training e.g POVA
  • Evidence of post registration study and training e.g. Child Protection
  • Intermediate Life Support if required in a clinical setting

Language skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)



  • Pre-registration evidence in direct nursing care
  • Experience of providing holistic nursing care
  • Interest in developing nursing skills


  • Clear understanding of clinical governance framework
  • Implement evidence based practice

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Withybush General Hospital

Fishguard Road


SA61 2PZ

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