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Endoscopy Registered Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
Weston Super Mare
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our fast growing JAG Accredited Endoscopy unit as a registered Staff Nurse. The successful candidate will be well-motivated and enthusiastic, with a keen desire to join a busy team who pride themselves on delivering high standards of care.

Endoscopy offers a fast paced service with two endoscopy rooms, admissions and recovery area and a second stage recovery room, our own dedicated decontamination area and Endoscopy nurse on-call service. Patients attend our unit for various complex therapeutic Endoscopy procedures,

We are looking for candidates that have the skills necessary to support the multi professional team in facilitating excellent patient care throughout the Endoscopy environment, with a specific interest in Endoscopy

The variety of work carried out offers vast learning opportunities and having a flexible approach enables continuous personal and professional development prospects.

You will also be part of the Endoscopy nurse rostered on-call service, supporting the Endoscopists out of hours both in the week and weekend for urgent and emergency endoscopy procedures.

We are open Monday to Saturday, 08:00 - 18:30 hrs.

Main duties of the job

  • organise and prioritise care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team delivering a high level of care in all areas of the Endoscopy department.
  • Act as a professional role model / team leader setting standards of practice promoting clinical effectiveness and opportunities for teaching others as part of the 24 hour service, in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and trust values.
  • To take charge of the clinical area and lead a team for a span of duty.
  • Work in all areas of the unit including admission, endoscopy rooms, recovery and decontamination. Including going off the unit within the trust to support and perform endoscopic procedures.
  • Be part of the urgent / emergency 24 hour, 7 days a week endoscopy nurse on call rota.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills with other members of the multidisciplinary team, patients and relatives to ensure a collaborative approach to care within the hospital setting.
  • Demonstrate a mature and sensitive manner when faced with anxious or distressed patients and relatives.
  • Act as a clinical expert providing specialist knowledge and advice to both nurses and junior medical staff working in the unit. Act as a resource to other areas within the trust as required.
  • Work towards safe and timely discharge plans and ensure barriers to discharge are identified and acted on in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Actively participate in pre -assessing endoscopy patients in a timely and appropriate manner.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of teaching /mentoring/support of staff
  • Knowledge and experience of clinical nursing practice within a hospital environment within the last 2 years


  • Endoscopy Experience
  • Experience of taking charge of a clinical setting on a regular basis

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work with minimal / without supervision
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Evidence of good knowledge of professional responsibility and limitations of the role
  • Ability to identify problems and act appropriately to maintain an efficient service
  • Act in a professional manner
  • Clinical Decision making skills
  • Ability to use PC

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN 1st level nurse
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Qualification in Teaching , assessing and mentoring


  • Evidence of recent relevant continuous professional development



  • Supportive
  • Embracing change
  • Respecting Everyone
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road Uphill

Weston Super Mare

BS23 4TQ

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