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DATE ADDED: Tue 28/01/2020

Endoscopy Practitioner

Leeds, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent

We are recruiting for a community based healthcare provider in Yorkshire who is looking for experienced endoscopy nurses or practitioners to join their team. There is lots of support from upper management and they place a huge emphasis on valuing their staff - they celebrate staff achievements at award ceremonies and offer birthdays off as well as a half day in December to do your Christmas shopping! You will also benefit from access to external and in house training courses. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Run endoscopy services day to day working within theatre, recovery, pre admission, and decontamination. Participate and assist with endoscopic procedures Ensure patient safety and comfort during procedures. Assume accountability of autonomous practice. To support a culture of continuous quality improvement, evaluating standards of care and leading in the implementation of changes and nursing development. In the absence of the Lead nurse and supporting the lead nurse offer advice on nursing practice ensuring the endoscopy team are using current evidence based practice. Help support nursing research and maintain own knowledge, skills, expertise and experience. Support the lead nurse in the development, maintenance and review of nursing care pathways. Offer ideas and partake in the formulation of the Endoscopy Unit philosophy, strategy and policy under the guidance of the lead nurse. Supervision, teaching/mentoring of nursing assistants, arrangement of training and mandatory study days. Maintain a Personal Professional Portfolio in accordance with the requirements of NMC revalidation. To contribute to the implementation and review of Health and Safety and security procedures for the benefit of staff and patients by liaison with practice health and safety personnel. To contribute to the formulation of infection control policies and ensure compliance. To produce and maintain accurate clinical records of treatments and procedures. Management of medical supplies and stock control. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• NMC registered nurse
• Desirability to be educated to degree level (or equivalent experience), with evidence of recent professional development
• Knowledge of working within endoscopy unit
• At least 6 months' experience in endoscopy
• Desirability of previous managerial experience
• Desirability to have Preparation for mentorship course (ENB998) or equivalent
• Excellent communication and influencing skills
• Basic IT skills and ability to work with online programmes such as SystmOne
• Good time/resource management skills
• Knowledge and understanding of NHS recruitment and selection . Benefits 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays People's pension 50% discount on all cosmetic treatments at Skinfinity Cosmetic Clinic NHS discount at a range of shops and restaurants Employee of the month rewards Parklife discounts (available to staff located in Leeds) Cycle 2 Work scheme Good value on-site restaurants, nearby shops and gym Birthday paid holiday Christmas shopping 1/2 day Long service award