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Nurse Endoscopist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Bury, Manchester
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse Endoscopist to join the expanding Bowel Cancer Screening team at the Northern Care Alliance (NCA).

With a base at Fairfield General Hospital, the successful candidate will undertake Bowel Cancer Screening Endoscopy lists across the JAG and BCSP accredited NCA Endoscopy sites of: Fairfield General, Rochdale Infirmary & Royal Oldham Hospitals, with a future aspiration to deliver Endoscopy via the local Community Diagnostic Centre.

This role requires an independentpractitioner, who will provide advanced clinical expertise and pathway management knowledge.

The post holder will provide expert clinical skills and advice, demonstrating a sound understanding of the issues related to the identification, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of the participants of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP).

Main duties of the job

As part of this role, you will undertake consent, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals participating within the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

You will, provide independent diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including recognising, managing and treating lesions within the colon and rectum.

You will, be responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of BCSP endoscopy, working with other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT). You will provide cross cover for other Endoscopists to ensure adequate provision for the Bowel Cancer Screening and Endoscopy services.

Working as a BCSP/Endoscopy Nurse Endoscopist, you will use your expertise, experience, professional and clinical judgement and knowledge in all aspects of the role.

You will lead and actively engage in audit and research related to the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening programme.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Experience, Skills, Knowledge


  • Knowledge of lower and upper gastrointestinal and colorectal disease
  • Skilled in Endoscopic procedures (Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy)
  • Previous experience as a Nurse Endoscopist
  • Significant post-registration experience
  • Evidence of ability to manage difficult clinical situations as an independent Endoscopist
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the speciality including JAG and BSG guidelines.
  • Sound judgement in identifying and ordering diagnostic tests/interventions.
  • History taking and consent
  • Perform Level 2 Polypectomy
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Leadership skills
  • Demonstrates ability and knowledge on how to undertake audit and feedback to clinicians
  • Ability to work flexibly across the Endoscopy sites in the NCA footprint
  • Hold a current and valid driving license and have access to a vehicle to enable travel between NCA sites


  • Skilled in all 3 Endoscopic procedures
  • Evidence of presentations at local, regional and national level
  • Demonstrate involvement of PGD's, guidelines and protocols
  • Evidence of participation in research projects
  • Performs Screening Colonoscopy Level 3 Polypectomy



  • Registration with the NMC
  • Post basic qualification to minimum diploma/degree standard or equivalent level gained by experience in Gastroenterology or Endoscopy
  • Bowel Cancer Screening Accreditation (BCSA) or has the required criteria to apply for accreditation
  • JAG (Joint Advisory Group) Accredited Colonoscopist
  • Recognised teaching qualification


  • Train the Trainer for endoscopy
  • Speciality related masters degree
  • Completed conscious sedation module
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Completed course/module in research methods

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Fairfield General Hospital

Rochdale Old Road

Bury, Manchester


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