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Endoscopy Staff Nurse - Band 5

Job Reference: 259-1758296RLH-05AC

Barts Health NHS Trust
Royal London Hospital, London
£29,056 - £36,134 per annum inc

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

The Royal London Hospital Endoscopy Unit is looking for enthusiastic and forward thinking band 5 Staff Nurses, to work in our busy and expanding Endoscopy Unit at the Royal London Hospital and the Bronchoscopy Unit at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Bronchoscopy Unit.

We are looking for people with commitment to Endoscopy and Gastroenterology and Respiratory medicine.

You should have excellent communication skills and be able to work as part of a large team. You should be flexible and approachable with a positive attitude, as this is the ethos of the unit.

This is a friendly department with a purpose built unit with 4 endoscopy rooms, an additional x-ray room located in endoscopy and a 17 bedded recovery area with step down facilities. Recovery has its own Sister in charge, we have a large team of Nurses who practise team nursing and rotate to all areas of the department.

The bronchoscopy unit which is located on the Barts site is also supported by the Royal London staff and is open Monday to Wednesday.

The unit has recently had its JAG accreditation renewed for another 5 year.

The JAG team commented on the great leadership and staff development.

The Barts health trust has also nominated the endoscopy team for being Welcoming and Respectful.

Opening times from Monday to Saturday 8-6.

All Endoscopic procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, EUS, EBUS, bronchoscopy and capsule endoscopy.

The hospitals decontamination unit sits within endoscopy and is managed within the unit.

We have an active clinical governance group which has been running for over 10 years and which you would be expected to attend and contribute.

We have well attended staff meetings and regular in-house training on a monthly basis as well as external training as identified.

For this role we are looking for flexible, proactive, reliable staff nurses, who can work as part of a large team and on an individual basis with colleagues, experience in complex endoscopy procedures including ERCP and EUS is desirable although training would be provided for the right candidates without endoscopy skills. In return we can offer you on the job training with a dedicated mentor, induction and on-going support from your individual team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Adrian Ramdass, Senior Charge Nurse for further information, informal visits encouraged, Tel number 020359 40120. Or by email

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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.

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