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Clinical Nurse Endoscopist

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week (Mon - Sun))
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Royal Stoke/ County Site
Royal Stoke & County Hospital
£45,753 - £51,668
Salary period
28/01/2021 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Job Title: Clinical Nurse Endoscopist
Band: Band 8a
Location: Endoscopy Department (Royal & County Sites)
Hours of Duty: 37.5 hours per week
Managerially accountable to: Matron
Professionally accountable to: Associate Chief Nurse
Key Relationships: Medical, Nursing, Therapy Staff
Endoscopy Services Team
Ward Manager
Senior Clinical Nurses (Matron)
Clinical Director
Directorate Manager
External GPs, Patients, Visitors

Main duties of the job

Post - Clinical Nurse Endoscopist

Salary -  Band  8a ( 45.753-51,668)

Contract - Permanent Position, 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Nurse Endoscopist to join our team at UHNM, working at both our County Hospital and Royal Stoke sites. Our two endoscopy departments consisting of ten endoscopy rooms have a mix of medical and non-medical endoscopists, and we are excited to be able to recruit an additional nurse endoscopist due to service growth. This is not a training post as we are unable to provide additional training at this time.

Working for our organisation

The UHNM NHS Trust covers Royal Stoke Hospital in Stoke on Trent and County Hospital in Stafford. Royal Stoke a large acute teaching hospital, with a Turnover of £360 million. Located in Stoke on Trent and Stafford, UHNM is close to the M6, within commuting distance of culturally diverse major conurbations, such as Manchester and Birmingham and surrounded by rural pleasures, including the Peak District National Park.

Each year Royal Stoke cares for over 600,000 people providing emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care. It is a leading teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and has a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Key duties of this position will include: -

Independent upper / lower scoping lists
Outpatient clinics

Supporting gastrointestinal ward and vetting inpatients requiring endoscopy.

Training medical / non-medical endoscopists

Upper and lower 2ww vetting

Support with the endoscopy service

Within the department we have an excellent relationship with other key professionals in order to maximise efficiency of the services provided. These include staff internal and external to endoscopy including inpatient wards and GPs for direct access to test

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Current NMC registration
  • Registered Nurse
  • Experience of working in either upper and lower GI services
  • Masters qualification in health care
  • JAG accreditation in upper GI endoscopy
  • JAG accreditation in lower GI endoscopy
  • Health assessment qualification
  • Nurse Prescribing qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Naso endoscopy experience


Essential criteria
  • Sound theoretical and practical Knowledge of Gastroenterology Conditions
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in clinical situations
  • Experience to work within protocols
  • Able to work within a multidisciplinary team and also independently
Desirable criteria
  • Naso endoscopy experience
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Hoole
Job title
Lead Endoscopy Practitioner
Email address
Additional information

Sarah Hoole - lead Nurse Endoscopists at Endoscopy Unit County Hospital University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 3SA Tel: 01785 257731 ext 2839