Clinical Support - Technician - Endoscopy Unit

  • Department Endoscopy Unit (RSH)
  • Salary £18,870.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 19/08/2022
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-EUT-655
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

We are looking for someone who is interested in helping to provide a safe, high quality Endoscopy Decontamination service to patients at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

We have permanent full and part time vacancies for Band 2 Technicians in the Decontamination area of the Endoscopy unit.

You must be conscientious and have the ability to give attention to detail.  You will need to have a good standard of education (including literacy and numeracy) and the ability to work to tight deadlines.  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.  We will provide in house training, fully supporting your professional development. If you are interested in the post please contact us and arrange a visit to the unit. 

Main duties of the job

The role will involve the manual cleaning and decontamination of flexible endoscopes before and after Endoscopy (OGD, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, bronchoscopy and EBUS, EUS and ERCP).  Therefore, manual dexterity is essential.  The role will involve managing the equipment so that scopes are ready for both morning and afternoon lists.  You will also be required to assist in sending 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 role will involve managing the equipment so that scopes are ready for both morning and afternoon lists.  You will also be required to assist in sending scopes away for service and repair.

Working for your organisation

The Endoscopy unit at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital consists of 3 purpose built procedure rooms. The unit delivers the Bowel Cancer screening service alongside the diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy service to outpatients and inpatients. We are a training unit, training both medical staff and nurse endoscopists. We are committed to supporting your ongoing professional development.

The Endoscopy unit is now providing a 7 day working service. Candidates are welcomed to visit the unit to obtain an understanding of how the service runs. We would like to invite you to join our motivated and friendly team who are committed to providing a high quality, patient centred Endoscopy service. The team work closely with Gastroenterologists, Colorectal surgeons, Nurse Endoscopists, clinical nurse specialists and other members of the multidisciplinary team. The unit works together with the Research and Innovation Team as it is involved in many clinical trials.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

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.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

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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