Clinical Support - INTERNAL VACANCY: Endoscopy Nurses Assistant

  • Department Endoscopy
  • Salary £17,787 - £20,448 per annum/ pro rata
  • Closing Date 15/01/2019
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-ENA-696
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term - 9 months
  • Hours Part time 22.5 hours per week

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Healthcare Assistant who is interested in joining the Endoscopy unit at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

We currently provide an Endoscopy service for both in patients and out patients with a variety of Endoscopic procedures. The Endoscopy unit is presently open 8am - 10pm Monday to Saturday. We have a part time 22.5 hours Fixed Term Contract for nine months to cover maternity leave. The postholder will need to be flexible as cross site working may be required.

This is a unique Healthcare Assistant role. The post holder will support patients who attend for Endoscopic procedures.

Following in house competency and development programme, the postholder will assist registered nurses with the admission and discharge of patients and the monitoring and supporting of the patients during the procedures to ensure that the patients receive a positive experience during their visit. Working in the procedure rooms as an Endoscopy Nurse Assistant can at times be intense and stressful as the Endoscopy unit is an extremely busy department.

The postholder will also be responsible for the manual cleaning and automated decontamination and maintenance of flexible endoscopes using Automated Endoscopic washers and drying cabinets.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well within a team are essential. If you are an experienced Healthcare Assistant, who has an NVQ level 3 or willing to undertake and believe you can work in a very different environment to a general ward, we would be pleased to hear from you.

The Endoscopy team are a very cohesive and supportive team with good camaraderie and team support.

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