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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/12/2020.

Senior Health Care Support Worker - Endoscopy (Band 3)

Job Reference: 423-2778927

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Airedale General Hospital, Keighley, BD20 6TD
£19,737 - £21,142 £18,813 to £20,795 per annum

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our ‘Right Care’ behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients – we want to make these part of our DNA.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Full time level 3 HCSW on the endoscopy unit at Airedale General Hospital. This is a JAG accredited unit with four functioning rooms. The unit provides a six day week supporting an out hour service. The unit and its team are forward thinking, working to high standards of care, providing a nurse lead service. The function of the endoscopy unit is to provide a safe environment where patients receive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using a flexible endoscope. These include ERCP, Cystoscopies, EBUS, Bronchoscopy which are performed on the unit supporting national programmes for urology and respiratory disease.

The unit is part of the National Bowel Cancer screening programme working in collaboration with Bradford Teaching Hospital

The endoscopy unit aims to provide:-

An efficient non-judgemental, confidential and caring service for all patients and carers who attend the unit

The highest standards of patient focused care within the resources available

Privacy, dignity and respect is paramount and maintained at all times, providing single sex accommodation

Individualised care considering special needs, cultural and ethnic requirements is at the forefront of everything we do

As an endoscopy HCSW are expected to -

  • Work as a team assisting and supporting colleagues with procedures
  • Monitor and audit the quality of the service
  • Maintaining stock levels of specialised equipment
  • Observe all Trust policies and procedures
  • Maintain professional development and competencies
  • Be committed to training and development of yourself and staff working within the unit which provides appropriate facilities and follows appropriate guidance for the training of nursing staff, junior medical staff and trainers
  • Liaise and support other departments and wards

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSamantha ButterfieldTelephone number01535 292373Additional contact information

Thank you for your interest in the above post. It is with pleasure that we enclose further details. If you would like to discuss the post in more detail or arrange an informal visit, please contact

Sister Endoscopy Unit 01535 292373.

If you are applying for the vacancy via NHS Jobs please note that your application form will be transferred to the Trac system and all further correspondence regarding your application will be from Trac systems.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

NOTE: This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

If you are offered a position which requires you to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £47.50 or Standard £29.50) from your first full months salary. This is a condition of your employment.

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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.

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