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Endoscopy Nurse Permanent/ Bank

Closing Date December 2021

Reference EN/21/08

Following continued expansion and increased workload, Kingsbridge Private Hospital are now seeking to recruit an additional Endoscopy Nurse for Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Sligo.

Location Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Sligo
Salary €33,441 - €48,557
Department Endoscopy
Contract Full time, permanent bank shifts available also
Hours 39hrs
Responsible to Endoscopy Manager
Accountable to General Manager

Job Summary

To provide excellent nursing care, and to actively participate in, and contribute to, the management of the unit. Participate in the decontamination, traceability and maintenance of endoscopes and other specialised equipment used in endoscopic and non-endoscopic procedures, and provide technical assistance during such procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

Professional/Clinical:

  1. To ensure the provision of a high standard of nursing care to patients attending the Endoscopy Unit, working within agreed policies and procedures.
  2. To provide technical assistance during diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, ensuring safe working practice by following agreed guidelines.
  3. Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care, utilising research findings as appropriate.
  4. To provide leadership for the endoscopy team to ensure a high and safe standard of patient care, providing supervision and support where appropriate.
  5. Setting, monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of nursing care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
  6. Maintaining personal contact with patients, relatives and carers, being sensitive to their needs for courtesy, dignity and privacy and ensuring a friendly environment at all times.
  7. Managing the unit in the absence of the unit Manager.
  8. Maintaining timely and accurate nursing records and ensuring that confidentiality is respected.
  9. Storing, checking and administering drugs, including the intravenous route, in accordance NMBI standard guidance.
  10. To work with minimal supervision in all areas within the specialty including all GI endoscopic procedures, admission and recovery of patients and other related procedures.
  11. Communicating with and assisting the multidisciplinary team to promote excellence in the delivery of patient care.
  12. To prioritise own workload and that of other staff ensuring that the unit is managed effectively.
  13. To contribute to the local resolution, investigation and follow up action of any informal or formal complaints.
  14. To participate in the care and maintenance of endoscopes and other specialised equipment, ensuring an agreed standard of decontamination at all times including accurate records of traceability of all endoscopes and associated equipment.

Organisational:

  1. To participate in the care and maintenance of endoscopes and other specialised equipment, ensuring an agreed standard of decontamination at all times including accurate records of traceability of all endoscopes and associated equipment.
  2. Co-ordinating the admission of patients.
  3. Ensuring the safe discharge of all patients from the endoscopy unit.
  4. Communicating and co-operating with other departments.
  5. Providing accurate information as required on endoscopy bookings, preparation medications as appropriate, and particularly the notification of incidents and accidents to staff, patients and visitors.
  6. Maintaining a safe and clean environment within the clinical area in accordance with the Trust Health and Safety, Clinical Risk and Infection Control policies.
  7. Representing the department at meetings, participating in audits, research and projects, and being willing to take on the role of a Link Nurse for areas of clinical expertise.
  8. Assist in the effective and efficient running of endoscopy lists, collating accurate information about patients and notifying the Endoscopy Manager and relevant medical teams of list changes and patient progress.
  9. Maintaining and monitoring levels of stock and ensuring there are adequate supplies and that resources are used effectively.
  10. To take appropriate action to manage unexpected situations and changes, informing the Endoscopy Manager as necessary.
  11. To be familiar with and use the computerised system integral to the running of the service.
  12. To contribute to Clinical Governance, achieving and maintaining the goals and the philosophy of the Endoscopy service.
  13. To demonstrate a willingness to lead and motivate a team, being an active player providing direction and leadership.
  14. Key responsibilities include assisting the endoscopist with the procedure and ensuring appropriate documentation is filled out.

Education and Training:

  1. To be responsible for proving patients and carers with up to date information regarding their condition.
  2. To attend relevant meetings, always communicating effectively and reporting back to the team.
  3. To identify own training needs and attend relevant study days/courses as agreed with the line manager.
  4. To participate in the development of appropriate strategies to meet new national and local objectives e.g. clinical governance, risk management.

The above list is not exhaustive and additional / alternative tasks may be required from time to time as directed.

Person Specification:

Qualifications and experience required

Essential

  • Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum 2 years’ nursing experience

Desirable

  • Endoscopy experience

Organisational management

Essential

  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload and patient care needs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of managing resources.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical risk.

Desirable

  • Willingness to lead and motivate staff.

General / Personal

Essential

  • Motivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the specialty.
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care.
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation.
  • Manual dexterity and an aptitude to work with complex equipment.

Other Factors

Essential

  • Actively seeks ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness of own performance.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal management.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing workloads/priorities.
  • Manages time effectively, focusing on achieving priorities.
  • Ability to provide guidance and mentoring to other staff.
  • Ability to influence others to follow a particular action.
  • Able to provide advice and information in a polite and courteous manner.
  • Ability to complete tasks to deadlines and to a specified standard.
  • Flexible in approach to work.
  • Fit to undertake the role. 

To apply, please complete an application form and return to: recruitment@kingsbridgehealthcaregroup.com.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 3rd December,2021.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete an application and return to the recruitment team at:
Human Resources Department, Kingsbridge Healthcare Group, Channel Wharf, 21 Old Channel Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9DE or email to recruitment@kingsbridgehealthcaregroup.com

Download Application Form

For queries, or further information, please contact the HR Department on 028 9073 5232.

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