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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/05/2021.

Nurse Associate Endoscopy Pre Assessment

Job Reference: 156-2924485-A

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Gastroenterology Specialty
£21,892 - £24,157 pa pro rata

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

Brilliant Care, Brilliant Improvement and Brilliant People

Do you need a challenge? Do you want to work in a specialised environment? Do you want to work in a dynamic team?

If the answer is yes, then Endoscopy could be the opportunity for you. The Endoscopy Unit is a busy, fast paced service which is expanding and opening a pre assessment service. We are passionate about ensuring we deliver brilliant care for our patients whilst improving our service and developing our brilliant staff as part of this.

We are now recruiting, enthusiastic and motivated Band 4 Nursing Associates who are keen to enhance their skills and knowledge in a specialised area. Care provided is patient centred and encapsulates our Trust values: care and compassion, Working together, trust and respect, Inspiration and innovation and pride and achievement.

The service provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to inpatients and outpatients. Procedures include upper and lower GI, bronchoscopy, ERCP and other specialty procedures. This is a seven day service and provides an out of hour’s emergency support.

The Nursing Associate is a new role for us and we would like you involved in all aspects of Endoscopy. Specific duties will include:


  • To be part of the new pre assessment service.
  • To gain the clinical skills and knowledge to competently admit a patient who requires an endoscopic procedure.
  • To gain the clinical skills and knowledge to competently undertake the airway management of a sedated and non-sedated patient undergoing an endoscopic procedure.
  • To gain the clinical skills and knowledge to competently Recover and Discharge a patient who has undergone an endoscopic procedure with or without sedation
  • To gain the clinical skills and knowledge to competently assist colleagues with non-therapeutic and therapeutic Endoscopic procedures.
  • To gain the clinical skills and knowledge to competently support colleagues in the treatment and management of a patient with a Gastrointestinal Bleed on the out of hours rota.

Working hours will be variable to cover the needs of the unit. Once deemed competent you will be required to work on call and within our satellite service at West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance. If this opportunity appeals to you there are full and part time positions available. No previous experience in Endoscopy is required as full training will be given. Support is also offered to those with previous Endoscopy experience looking to further develop their career in this exciting and expanding service.

This role is full time 37.5 hours per week.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Unit Lead Sarah Reed, Deputy Sister Anna Betts or Deputy Charge Nurse Kevin Pooley on 01872 252113.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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