Nursing - Staff Nurse - Endoscopy Unit

  • Department Endoscopy
  • Salary £25,655.00 – £31,534 per annum
  • Closing Date 19/10/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-SNE-754
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time/ Part time 37.5 hours per week (part time hours are also available)

Job overview

The Endoscopy Unit at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital are looking to recruit two permanent Band 5 Staff Nurses / Operating Department Practitioners to join their team. There are many exciting changes to the Endoscopy service coming in the near future. We will shortly be introducing a new Transnasal Endoscopy service and there are plans to build additional procedure rooms. 

Patient care, experience and staff well-being are at the forefront of our philosophy.  This has been recently demonstrated with us gaining our JAG accreditation and a Values in Practice award for safety.

The unit currently provides a service for both out-patients and in-patients including the following procedures; Endoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, Bronchoscopy  and EBUS, PEG insertions, ERCP, EUS and EMR.

Main duties of the job

The pre-assessment of patients from clinic that require an Endoscopic procedure; providing skilled and considerate care during the patients admission; taking into account the patients specific needs during the procedure; recovery and discharge; preparing the equipment and the environment to enable the procedures to be carried out to a high standard safely. 

The Endoscopy unit is currently open 7 days including bank holidays.  We provide a comprehensive on call service for the out of hours work.

Applicants should have a professional nursing/ ODP qualification, drive and enthusiasm, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and in return we will be able to offer you support towards your professional development.

Working for our 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. Staff 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

Person specification

Professional/Technical Quals

Essential criteria

RGN, Paediatric specialties RSCN , Operating Theatres RGN or Registered ODP

Desirable criteria

Teaching and Assessing Course

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria

Awareness of relevant / current professional issues.

Desirable criteria

Endoscopy experience


Essential criteria

Ability to work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting
Evidence of excellent communication skills including verbal, non verbal and written.

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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