Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Endoscopy Sister

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
26/10/2018 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced endoscopy nurse to lead the established team at our JAG accredited Endoscopy Unit at the Horton Hospital, Banbury.

The OUH Trust Endoscopy is a Centre of Excellence, based on two sites; the John Radcliffe and the Horton Hospitals. The units specialise in a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, EBUS, EMR, and bowel cancer screening across both sites.


The purpose of this role is to lead in the delivery of the endoscopy service at the Horton Hospital with the support of a lead nurse and the wider directorate team and clinical lead. The ideal candidate will have a depth of experience in endoscopy as well as having a teaching and mentoring qualification and developed leadership skills. The successful applicant will also assist in the development of the Endoscopy support service, maintaining the highest standard of patient care through audit, research and specialist education to patients, carers and other professionals working closely with the Clinical Lead. They will be required to develop both their own skills and knowledge and contribute to the development of others, whilst ensuring safe practice is embedded at all times.


The endoscopy service has a designated decontamination service and the post holder will be expected to have a sound knowledge of decontamination, guidelines and equipment traceability.


The successful candidate must be a Registered General Nurse, with a first level degree or equivalent experience in related subject or be undertaking or willing to undertake a Degree Pathway.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Michelle Spillane Endoscopy Lead Nurse Tel 01865 - 223788

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