Clinical Support - Endoscopy Unit Technician

  • Department Endoscopy decontamination
  • Salary £18,005.00 – £19,337 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/01/2021
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-EUT-012
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time: 18.5 hours per week

We are looking to recruit a motivated person who is interested in helping to provide a safe, high quality Endoscopy Decontamination service to patients at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

The job involves the manual cleaning and decontamination of flexible endoscopes before and after Endoscopy.  Manual dexterity is an essential requirement to the role.  You will become an expert in this area and will be expected to take a lead in the decontamination room.  This will involve managing the equipment so that scopes are ready for morning, afternoon and evening lists.

You will also be required to send scopes away for service and repair.  You will work closely with the other members of the team to provide the best care for our patients working under strict guidelines and protocols.  However once training has been provided, staff will look to you for advice and expertise regarding decontamination and best practice.

The Endoscopy Unit provides a service to both outpatients and in-patients undergoing Gastroscopy, EUS, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, Bronchoscopy EBUS and PEG insertion.  The unit is currently open Monday to Saturday between 08:00 - 22:00.

We will provide in house training and fully support your professional development.  You must be conscientious and have the ability to give attention to detail.  You will need to possess GCSE grades 9 - 4 (or equivalent) in Maths and English and have the ability to work to tight deadlines as the Endoscopy Unit is extremely busy with all three procedure rooms running to full capacity.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well within a team are essential.  You must also have excellent documentation and record keeping skills. Experience is desirable but not required as full training will be given. 

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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