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Staff Nurse - Endoscopy

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To ensure that patients receive safe, individualised and effective standards of care within the endoscopy unit.

Main duties of the job

Are you looking for the opportunity to develop new Nursing skills in a dynamic, fast paced and supportive environment?

The Endoscopy Unit at CUH is the place you are looking for!

We have an exciting opportunity for Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our friendly team and are looking for professional, committed, hardworking, reliable and forward thinking Nurses with a passion to learn and develop in this expanding speciality. Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided, however an enthusiasm to learn new skills and knowledge is essential

Our purpose built, 7 roomed, JAG accredited Endoscopy Unit currently undertakes approximately 22,000 procedures per year. This includes a range of Diagnostic and Therapeutic GI, Respiratory and Urology procedures such as EUS, ERCP, Enteroscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, EBUS, Medical Thoracoscopy, and cryotherapy. We also support the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

The Endoscopy Unit is currently open between 08:00 and 19:00 Monday to Saturday, with the Nursing Team working 4 days a week. You will be required to participate in the Endoscopy Nursing on-call out of hour's service once training has been completed.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close on 14th July 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 22nd July 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers and Band 5 Orthoptists taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

Person Specification



  • Current registration with NMC on part one or two of the register
  • Newly Qualified or working towards registering with the NMC


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Other post-basic, health-related courses evidence of continuing professional development and its application



  • Proven clinical practice
  • Experience of utilising reflective practice


  • Experience of mentoring junior staff
  • Experience of teaching junior staff
  • Experience of shift: shift ward management in absence of senior colleagues
  • Clinical supervision



  • NMC Code of Conduct and guidelines of professional practice
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within the clinical area
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Quality issues and Clinical Governance
  • Awareness of Trust and Ward/Department policies
  • Awareness of need to demonstrate a professional appearance and behaviour


  • Awareness of risk management procedure
  • An understanding of the professional nursing agenda
  • Awareness of broader issues within the Trust and NHS
  • Knowledge about national Endoscopy guidelines and regulations



  • Proven verbal and written communication Skills with all members of the healthcare team, colleagues, patients and relatives
  • Practical application of Trust documentation standards
  • Ability to take initiative when required and liaise with the appropriate manager/bleep holder
  • Maintenance of confidentiality
  • Identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Time management
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues', patients', relatives' cultural and emotional needs
  • Able to remain calm and work effectively in pressured situations
  • Willingness to adapt to change as the organisation develops


  • Ability to achieve competency in Trust computer systems
  • Ability to induct and orientate new staff to Clinical area and to identify the key learning needs of less experienced staff
  • Practical skills teaching
  • Able to demonstrate practical application of health and safety in relation to acuity and patient/nurse ratio
  • Effective management of equipment and resources

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital - Division A

Hills Road



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