Staff Nurse - Band 5 - Endoscopy

Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for nurses and support workers with relevant experience to join our team and be a part of our Endoscopy Unit.

We are looking for enthusiastic, independent and committed nurses and support workers to join our highly motivated team. We offer a supportive, friendly, and caring environment and an abundance of development opportunities from nursing apprenticeships through to practice development for experienced nurses. The unit operates from 8am to 7pm, 7 days a week, and is committed to delivering a high-quality patient focused service. As part of your development, you will have the opportunity to participate in the following services:

Out of hours rota for Gastrointestinal bleed

Nurse Consent

Pre Assessment

Breath Test clinics

pH Manometry and Capsule Endoscopy services

If you are interested in working with us, would like further information or would like to come for an informal visit, please contact Karyn Sorino (Endoscopy Unit Manager), on 01932 723428 or email karyn.sorino@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

The Staff Nurse we are looking for shall be assigned in the Endoscopy Unit, Medicine and Emergency Services. The postholder shall be responsible and accountable to the Endoscopy Lead Nurse.

The postholder is expected to make an effective contribution to reaching the Trusts vision, strategic objectives and key work programmes and provide high quality care to the patients attending the Endoscopy Unit in relevant areas of practice and manage areas of practice in the absence of senior staff.

Internally the post holder will develop effective working relationships with:

Patients, carers, relatives and all members of the multidisciplinary team

Externally this includes

Locum Doctors and Nurses from other organizations.

Product Specialists coming to the Department

Carers of patients coming from Hospices and Nursing Homes

About us

Ashford and St. Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of more than 410,000 people living in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond. The Trust employs around 4,400 individual members of staff. Our turnover was £387.3 million in 2020/21.The Trust provides a whole range of services across its hospital sites. The majority of planned care, like day case and orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation services, is provided at Ashford Hospital, with more complex medical and surgical care and emergency services at St. Peters Hospital. Our vision at Ashford & St Peters is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff. There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with our strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

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Date posted

30 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,408 to £34,581 a year Includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9323-GKE2436

Job locations

Guildford Road

Chertsey

Surrey

KT16 0PZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will

provide specialist clinical support and knowledge to patients within the Endoscopy Unit.

act as an effective role model and demonstrate effective organisational and leadership skills acting up for senior staff in their absence in the clinical areas.

contribute towards developing and maintaining a suitable and stimulating learning environment for the ongoing professional development for professional staff and students.

support the Head of Nursing in the establishment of a good working atmosphere and in making the most efficient/ effective use of staff, supplies and service

Participate in Emergency Out of hours rota

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will

provide specialist clinical support and knowledge to patients within the Endoscopy Unit.

act as an effective role model and demonstrate effective organisational and leadership skills acting up for senior staff in their absence in the clinical areas.

contribute towards developing and maintaining a suitable and stimulating learning environment for the ongoing professional development for professional staff and students.

support the Head of Nursing in the establishment of a good working atmosphere and in making the most efficient/ effective use of staff, supplies and service

Participate in Emergency Out of hours rota

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Trust vision, values and strategic objectives
  • NHS Constitution
  • Trust vision, values, strategic objectives and key work programmes
  • A good all round knowledge of the care of patients admitted to the Endoscopy Unit.
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant political and professional issues in healthcare
  • Knowledge of GI and respiratory diseases, diagnosis, treatment and health education
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice

Desirable

  • To be prepared to undertake educational, professional and practical updates relevant to clinical practice.

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN registered with the NMC
  • Degree/Diploma equivalent

Desirable

  • Courses / competencies relevant to area(s) of practice in line with maintaining competence for the role with the Knowledge and Skills framework
  • Teaching and Assessing
  • Experience of evaluating clinical practice using research and/or audit techniques

Other

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate that you are honest, reliable, and trustworthy & treat people who use the services, and colleagues, with respect.
  • Must be able to demonstrate that you have knowledge of your professional code of conduct and guidance issued by your professional body and that you adhere to these.
  • Good health and attendance record
  • Flexibility of style and approach
  • Willingness to work in all aspects of Endoscopy
  • Team player
  • Motivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the speciality
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation
  • Manual dexterity and an aptitude to work with complex equipment
  • Good all round health and attendance record
  • Flexible to work 6 days per week as well as Out of Hours as rostered.

Experience

Essential

  • A good understanding of patient care issues in the Endoscopy Unit relating to the planning, assessment and evaluation of care
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and patient care needs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of managing resources
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical risk
  • Ability to care for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures and provide technical assistance during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Desirable

  • Ward/Theatre/OPD experience in a hospital setting

Skills

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate, in relation to people who use Trust and other related services:
  • You have knowledge & awareness of diversity and human rights and the competencies appropriate to your role to support their diverse needs and human rights.
  • You are able to communicate effectively with them and with other staff to ensure that their care, treatment and support are not compromised.
  • You have a good understanding of their communication, physical & emotional needs; can identify their individual needs and preferences, their changing needs and recognise and promote their independence.
  • To be able to complete work objectives competently.
  • To be able to communicate effectively with all disciplines, patients and their relatives Computer skills

Desirable

  • Mentoring/ preceptor skills
  • Presentation skills
Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Trust vision, values and strategic objectives
  • NHS Constitution
  • Trust vision, values, strategic objectives and key work programmes
  • A good all round knowledge of the care of patients admitted to the Endoscopy Unit.
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant political and professional issues in healthcare
  • Knowledge of GI and respiratory diseases, diagnosis, treatment and health education
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice

Desirable

  • To be prepared to undertake educational, professional and practical updates relevant to clinical practice.

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN registered with the NMC
  • Degree/Diploma equivalent

Desirable

  • Courses / competencies relevant to area(s) of practice in line with maintaining competence for the role with the Knowledge and Skills framework
  • Teaching and Assessing
  • Experience of evaluating clinical practice using research and/or audit techniques

Other

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate that you are honest, reliable, and trustworthy & treat people who use the services, and colleagues, with respect.
  • Must be able to demonstrate that you have knowledge of your professional code of conduct and guidance issued by your professional body and that you adhere to these.
  • Good health and attendance record
  • Flexibility of style and approach
  • Willingness to work in all aspects of Endoscopy
  • Team player
  • Motivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the speciality
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation
  • Manual dexterity and an aptitude to work with complex equipment
  • Good all round health and attendance record
  • Flexible to work 6 days per week as well as Out of Hours as rostered.

Experience

Essential

  • A good understanding of patient care issues in the Endoscopy Unit relating to the planning, assessment and evaluation of care
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and patient care needs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of managing resources
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical risk
  • Ability to care for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures and provide technical assistance during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Desirable

  • Ward/Theatre/OPD experience in a hospital setting

Skills

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate, in relation to people who use Trust and other related services:
  • You have knowledge & awareness of diversity and human rights and the competencies appropriate to your role to support their diverse needs and human rights.
  • You are able to communicate effectively with them and with other staff to ensure that their care, treatment and support are not compromised.
  • You have a good understanding of their communication, physical & emotional needs; can identify their individual needs and preferences, their changing needs and recognise and promote their independence.
  • To be able to complete work objectives competently.
  • To be able to communicate effectively with all disciplines, patients and their relatives Computer skills

Desirable

  • Mentoring/ preceptor skills
  • Presentation skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Guildford Road

Chertsey

Surrey

KT16 0PZ


Employer's website

https://www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Guildford Road

Chertsey

Surrey

KT16 0PZ


Employer's website

https://www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Karyn Sorino

karyn.sorino@nhs.net

Date posted

30 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,408 to £34,581 a year Includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9323-GKE2436

Job locations

Guildford Road

Chertsey

Surrey

KT16 0PZ


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