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.
RGN, Paediatric specialties RSCN , Operating Theatres RGN or Registered ODP
Teaching and Assessing Course
Experience and Knowledge
Awareness of relevant / current professional issues.
Ability to work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting
Evidence of excellent communication skills including verbal, non verbal and written.