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Clinical Endoscopist

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Farnworth, Bolton
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Previous applicants need not apply.

We are looking for a qualified Clinical Endoscopist to join our team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in delivering high quality diagnostic & therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy.

The Trust has a purpose-built endoscopy unit with the latest high-definition endoscopes. There are 10 consultant gastroenterologists at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and 4 clinical endoscopists who work in conjunction with our surgical colleagues to deliver high quality diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy. The unit is JAG accredited and Bolton is a bowel cancer screening centre.

The post will be paid at band 8a if the successful candidate meets all the essential job requirements and at band 7 until those criteria are met.

Main duties of the job

This is a full-time post. There is flexibility in the job plan which may be negotiated between the successful candidate and the Trust. The draft job plan includes four to five endoscopy lists per week, a telephone clinic session, validation of referrals and administrative time for patient management and correspondence. The successful applicant should expect to work generally Monday to Friday, approximately one in every six weekends and have flexible attitude to their start and finish times.

We are looking for a clinical endoscopist with a V300 non-medical prescribing qualification (from a nursing or other healthcare background) who is a registered health professional and a qualified, JAG accredited endoscopist. The applicant should have substantial post registration experience and be able to demonstrate key performance indicators for upper and lower endoscopy in line with British Society of Gastroenterology standards.

Teaching and supervision of trainee endoscopists is an important part of the role.

Clinical endoscopists are expected to engage in clinical audit, service development and have a role in governance.

This post is subject to Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

About us

Here at Bolton our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of Care and are guided by our trust Values. We are proud that our Trust is a centre of excellence for maternity, neonataland care for children, and that it has been rated as Good by the Quality Care Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients. It is also supported by our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Framework for Professional Practice

The aims of this Trust are to improve the health of and provide the best possible care to the population in which we serve and ensure that our staff has joy and pride in their work. We are striving to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve. We value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development. We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

In addition, we can offer you:
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS service)
  • Eligibility for our NHS Car lease scheme
  • Eligibility for our NHS Technology Scheme
  • Access to on-site Gymnasium
  • Various NHS Discounts

The service operates a flexi-time working arrangement and recognises the importance of balancing the needs of work with family commitments.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will carry out both upper and lower endoscopy, make diagnoses, take biopsies and perform polypectomy. They will document their findings using the endoscopic reporting system with both written reports and photographic evidence. Recommendations will be made based on the findings and if relevant, advice given to GP referrers. Comprehensive knowledge of the relevant guidelines will be used to arrange follow-up endoscopy and further investigations.

Endoscopic and histological findings will be communicated to patients both verbally and through correspondence and the post holder will also be expected to communicate bad news to patients in a sympathetic and professional manner when there is suspicion of cancer.

Currently each clinical endoscopist has a single weekly telephone clinic for GP lower GI referrals on the two week pathway. The team also validates all primary care upper GI endoscopy referrals and internal outpatient referrals to ensure safe and appropriate, guideline driven, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Person Specification

Education / Qualification


  • NMC or HCPC registration
  • Degree level education
  • V300 non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Full JAG certification in Endoscopy procedures.


  • Have achieved or be working towards Masters level qualification
  • NMC (or equivalent) recognised Mentorship qualification



  • Evidence of on-going relevant professional development
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures


  • Evidence of managing a caseload or care group in a clinical setting
  • Working with patients with GI disease or cancer

Knowledge and skills


  • Decision making skills
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Cannulation and venepuncture
  • ECG

Values and behaviours


  • Commitment to excellence through CPD of self and others


  • Patient & customer focus

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Minerva Road

Farnworth, Bolton


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