Nursing - Endoscopy Sister/Charge Nurse

  • Department Endoscopy Unit
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 09/06/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-ENS-767
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment - 12 months
  • Hours 32

*Internal applications only*

We have an exciting opportunity become available for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic nurse wishing to develop their leadership skills as a Band 6 Sister/ Charge Nurse on our Endoscopy unit.  This opportunity would allow you to gain and develop experience in leadership whilst caring for patients undergoing Endoscopic procedures. It is a fixed term/Secondment position of 12 months to cover maternity leave. 

As a competent practitioner, it would be part of your role to demonstrate your leadership and management skills in your support of the unit manager, whilst expertly communicating and coordinating with all members of your team and the wider multidisciplinary team. 

You will need to be flexible in your approach to the role and respond appropriately to the demands of an ever-changing workload. You will also support the unit manager in the management and leadership of the unit. 

You will support and train new starters, junior and bank/ agency staff whilst providing the clinical skills and expertise required for the unit.

As a competent practitioner you will deliver direct patient care whilst coordinating and overseeing nursing practice. 

You will be responsible for :-

Ensuring the delivery of clinical activities during the span of duty. The postholder will be expected to clinically lead a nursing team ensuring a high standard of  patient care at all times. The postholder will regularly take charge of the Endoscopy unit ensuring that the team provides optimum care efficiently and effectively. 

Deputising for the unit manager in his/ her absence, driving forward evidence based practice and taking responsibility for the supervision of staff and the polices and practices that operate within the clinical area. 

To work flexibly to meet the needs of the service. 

The Endoscopy unit at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital consists of 5 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.

Registered nurses on the unit have an obligation to participate in an out of hours on call service for emergencies following training. When on call, nurses are expected to attend within one hour of call out. The Endoscopy unit is now providing a 7 day working service. 

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.

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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