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Endoscopy Clinical Trainer

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will deliver care that is in keeping with the Bedfordshire hospital's vision. This is to deliver the best patient care, with the best clinical knowledge and expertise, using the best technology available and with kindness and understanding from all staff.

To put the patient first

To focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellence

To see the diversity of our people as a strength

To value the contribution of staff, volunteers, members, governors and other partners and stakeholders

Top manage our resources in a coordinate way

To accept responsibility for our actions, individually and collectively

Main duties of the job

To act as an excellent clinical role model and work to continuously improve clinical care standards in line with local clinical governance framework. Ensure practice in Endoscopy is safe evidence based and reflects current trends and guidelines.

To teach, develop and supervise staff in Endoscopy, providing expert clinical advice, coaching and feedback to all staff involved in the delivery of care to patients. Ensure practice in Endoscopy is safe evidence based and reflects current trends and guidelines

To undertake ongoing training (external and internal, funded and provided by the Trust)

To assist the senior management team to coordinate aspects of audit in relation to both local and national criteria set for the development of Endoscopy units including JAG and GRS requirements to achieve accreditation.

To ensure work is undertaken in accordance with Trust Wide policies and procedures.

To take part in the nursing Acute Upper GI bleed on call rota for Endoscopy.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:

Be accountable for their practice and role modelling the highest standards of care to all members of the Endoscopy team, working in the clinical setting, maintaining and enhancing the skill mix.

Be responsible for ensuring staff achieve their local induction and clinical competencies.

To submit an annual Training Needs Analysis, proceed to request funded training. Following this training to assess and monitor the competence of staff that have been in receipt of funded education by the Trust to evaluate the return on investment and effectiveness of courses.

Assess and monitor the competence of staff whose performance does not meet required levels.

Assess, implement and evaluate the standards of care required for medical patients to ensure patient safety and quality of care, working with the lead nurse to identify and resolve failures in standards of care and the care environment.

Develop and ensure clinical protocols for practice are evidence based and updated regularly taking into account new research

Lead in the development, review and formulation of clinical guidelines, policies and protocols relating to specific aspects of care of patient care

Actively contribute to local audits against quality performance standards and contribute to action planning to address gaps found

Contribute to the review and development of hospital wide nursing procedures and guidelines.

To organise and maintain accurate records of provided training/CPD, including individual and larger group workshops. Be a point o contact for external agencies and training providers.

Support systems for sharing good practice within Endoscopy and Trust-wide.

Attend and participate in Trust and Directorate meetings as required for the post


To lead and be responsible for ensuring newly appointed staff have achieved their local induction within a set time frame. Act as a role model in providing leadership, motivation and vision to contribute to the development of skills and expertise.

Work closely with the Endoscopy Clinical Operations Manager, Endoscopy Compliance Operational Manager, Endoscopy Lead Nurse, Ward Managers, Endoscopy Clinical Lead and Consultants within gastroenterology and Endoscopy to determine units priorities, introduce new initiatives and implement change in order to develop the departments profile and improve patient care.

Ensure compliance to Trust policies and procedures by the multi-disciplinary teams

Contribute to investigations of incidents and complaints relating to patients/clients, implementing and monitoring action plans as necessary

Work within budgetary confines of the Directorate

Assist in exploring more efficient and effective ways of providing a high standard of patient care and utilisation of resources (skills and knowledge)

Be aware of national drivers and policies in relation to patient care

Contribute to business, professional, strategic planning, strategies, policies and guidance for the delivery of high quality care within the department and across the Trust

Contribute to the recruitment and retention of staff

Negotiate with external agencies to improve the quality of patient care. This is to include collaboration with other Endoscopy units and the local universities.

To support the Band 6 in their role as clinical leads in Endoscopy.


Promote a clinical environment that is conducive to learning, demonstrating effective communication and interpersonal skills and that the environment meets the NMC standards for Pre-registration students.

In collaboration with the Lead Nurse and clinical sisters/charge nurse review and identify the education, training and development needs of all staff involved in Endoscopy procedures and the care of patients.

Lead in planning, developing and facilitating educational training programmes for those delivering care to patients in critical care, to meet the needs as identified.

Provide a structured and innovative local induction programme for new clinical staff ensuring that their competencies are assessed and Personal Development Plans are in place and reviewed during their induction period.

Provide supervision and mentorship underpinned by theoretical specialist knowledge and practical experience within Endoscopy to support staff.

In partnership with the senior nursing staff ensure that the Training Needs Analysis of all staff is conducted and incorporated into the Directorate contracts.

Identifies own Personal Development needs, clinical competencies deficits, education and development needs at own appraisal, demonstrating alignment with Trust corporate objectives and utilising SMART principles.

Participate in the facilitation of hospitalwide education programmes, especially Endoscopy programmes.

Liaise with other professional colleagues to encourage multi-disciplinary training and education.

Help with the maintenance of staff training records in accordance with Trust protocols and JAG.

Ability to empower others to make critical and timely decisions in challenging and difficult clinical situations.

Ability to competently assess RGN, NA, CSW & AP in the care of patients undergoing procedures within Endoscopy and X-ray.

Ensure that a sufficient number of Mentors are available and that these mentors are updated annually and have completed their triennial review.

Maintain and update a staff skills matric of competencies and training resources, whilst overseeing a high compliance of department Mandatory training requirements.

To partake in a collaborative practice with the Bedford Hospital Endoscopy Clinical Trainer, to attend meetings and when relevant to share training opportunities with the Bedford Endoscopy team.

Support lead nurse for the educational audit

Support the education and development of all staff including students, ensuring all staff have a

Personal Development Plan and meet their personal objectives.

Encourage reflective practice and actively participates for self or others.


Promote effective communication between members of multi-disciplinary teams within the organisation and with external stakeholders to ensure that care of patients is delivered both effectively and efficiently to ensure that continuity of care is maintained

Contribute to the development of effective methods of communication within teams.

Attend and contribute in team/multi-disciplinary meetings

Demonstrates proactive communication with all staff on the clinical condition and treatment/discharge/transfer plans of patients

Actively demonstrates to staff how to involve patients, relatives and carers in the treatment and care

Maintain an effective working relationship with the medical and nursing ward teams within the medical directorate


Lead the development of working groups and project teams to provide expertise and specialist knowledge in relation to Endoscopy, ensure feedback is provided to all colleagues in the directorate.

Establish and maintain professional net working relationships with all relevant professionals agencies and organisations.

Ensure clinical audit JAG is conducted appropriately all results are fed back at Directorate and Trust audit meetings, all appropriate actions as a result of the audit carried out in a timely manner.

Ensure the accurate input of data to IT systems and that where applicable data is comprehensively analysed.

Promote, encourage and participate in research, within Endoscopy.

Assist Endoscopy Clinical Operations Manager, Endoscopy Compliance Operational Manager, Lead Nurse and Clinical Lead in the recognition and implementation of changes within Endoscopy, JAG and National Frameworks in relation to Gastroenterology.

Promote and develop the implementation of research-based practice

To ensure a high compliance within JETS Workforce amongst the Endoscopy staff team. This can be commenced as part of the initial induction process and will include e-lfh ENDO modules 1-3, assisting individuals to create JETS Workforce Accounts, peer reviewing DOPS, producing witness statements, competency assessing and supporting colleagues to produce reflective accounts. This responsibility also encapsulates arranging off site / online ENDO 1 courses and for correct governance specific digital records / resources.

Health, Safety and Security

In conjunction with the ward teams, ensure equipment is maintained and used correctly.

Ensure staff are aware of their personal responsibilities in attending both induction and statutory training programmes.

Personal Development

Maintain personal and professional status by ensuring own development meets the requirements of the NMC and of the post

Update own knowledge and skills in order to develop professionally and to contribute to improvements in the service

Participate in own annual appraisal and agree a Personal Development Plan in line with set objectives

Maintain professional portfolio demonstrating own competence, identifying areas for further development and improving competence.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Registered Nurse of the NMC register
  • Evidence of post registration qualification in Endoscopy nursing
  • ENB 998 / MSPP (or equivalent teaching qualification)
  • 1st level degree (or working towards)
  • ILS certificate
  • Evidence of ongoing continuous professional and academic development within speciality


  • Masters level degree or working towards academic achievement
  • Leadership/Managerial development programme



  • Able to evidence experience in a variety of Endoscopy settings at Band 6 level or above
  • Knowledge of local, regional and national policies pertaining to JETS, JAG practice
  • Knowledge of a variety of teaching methods
  • Experience of mentoring/ supervising/ assessing staff and students in practice
  • Experience of managing a team


  • Experience of writing clinical guidelines
  • Experience of introducing evidence-based practice and clinical benchmarking
  • Experience in audit and report writing



  • Broad range of GI Endoscopy clinical skills including ERCP
  • Good leadership and management skills
  • Understanding of the principles of teaching and learning and their application within the practice setting
  • Good verbal and written communication and counselling skills
  • Knowledge of current evidence / research base and its application in practice
  • IT skills including MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Presentation and teaching skills


  • Experience of change management

Personal Characteristics


  • Proven ability and willingness to work under self-direction
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Friendly and approachable disposition
  • Organised, enthusiastic, assertive and self motivated
  • Ability to cope with change
  • Able to demonstrate resilience

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