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Nurse Endoscopist

Posted 19 September by Care UK Secondary Ended
Job Summary

The North East London NHS Treatment Centre is currently recruiting for a skilled Nurse Endoscopist. Care UK is committed to being a provider of high quality healthcare services. North East London Treatment Centre works with its local NHS partners and offers rapid access to elective surgical care across a range of specialities. Care UK sets ambitious targets in order to measure the standard of care we provide, demonstrating excellent clinical outcomes, innovation and efficiency within pathways of care. The Nurse Endoscopist will act as the clinical expert and professional resource to the multi-professional team, patients and carers within their specialist service. They will liaise and collaborate with colleagues in the delivery of high quality, clinically effective care, prioritising and utilising evidence based and best practice. They will work in partnership with the clinical, nursing, administrative and managerial team to ensure professional standards of care across diagnostics, including review of departmental policies and procedures.

Responsible To

Head of Nursing and Clinical Services

Key Responsibilities

• Initiate, lead and contribute to developing strategies to promote and improve Endoscopy services across two sites, working with the endoscopy /theatre management teams. • Evaluate service delivery, identifying areas within the service needing improvement and initiate change. Be an active member of the endoscopy users group and have responsibility for designated audits. • Envisage future service/patient needs and take a lead in developing practice/services as appropriate. • Have their own lists working flexibly. • Requires the ability to provide and receive routine information orally, in writing or electronically to inform work colleagues, patients, clients and carers, the public or other external contacts. • Must be an effective communicator within their own team and take responsibility for the implementation, dissemination and evaluation of information at all levels. • Liaise with the Endoscopy, Ward and Theatre Manager in order to co-ordinate activities to meet the objectives of the department. • Work closely with the management team and endoscopy/theatre nurses maintaining the Endoscopy Unit’s Global Rating Scale (GRS) quality programme by developing, implementing and monitoring an action plan to increase quality within Endoscopy which can be reflected in improved GRS ratings. • Perform upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, according to organisational and national protocols, as an independent autonomous practitioner. • Administer sedationlocal anaesthesia within agreed protocols to patients requiring Endoscopy. Identify abnormal GI pathology, perform biopsies, photographs and complete pathology requests as required.

Qualifications

• RN (Level 1), BSc / Diploma in Nursing or other relevant Post Graduate Clinical Qualification or a Portfolio demonstrating relevant experience. • Recognised Teaching /Assessing certificate or equivalent • Nurse prescriber

Additional Information

A career with Care UK will give you the opportunity to make a difference within the workplace, while giving you the time to enjoy life outside of it. Care UK also offer generous allowances for eligible professionals looking to relocate to the local area. For more information about the Treatment Centre please visit http://www.nelondontreatmentcentre.nhs.uk/ Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check. At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

• Recognised post-registration specialist endoscopy course or equivalent • Ability to show competency and demonstrate experience at Senior Practitioner Level • Experience as a qualified nurse and ability to supervise a team.

Reference: 33344333

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