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Band 8B
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Blackpool Teaching Hospital
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum
Salary period
29/09/2021 23:59

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Consultant Nurse Endoscopist

Band 8B

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS and especially here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Due to Blackpool’s convenient location, Edinburgh in the north and London in the south can be reached within three hours by train.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.


Job overview

We are looking for a dedicated member of staff in which to support Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Working for  Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will provide you with lots of opportunity to develop your skills and further your career.



Main duties of the job

To undertake specialist diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Where required obtain competencies in additional endoscopic procedures to help with delivery of the service.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Working for our organisation

As a Trust we are committed to:

  • Developing new roles and ways of working to ensure a flexible and innovative approach to staffing
  • Real equality of opportunity
  • Continual development and learning for all staff
  • Achieving a work-life balance

We are committed to the effective recruitment, retention and development of our employees, which is why we offer a great working environment, an attractive range of benefits and excellent opportunities for training and development.

The Trust is accredited as a Disability Confident employer. That means we recognise our obligations to ensure that people with disabilities are afforded equal opportunity to enter employment and progress if and where possible. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  1. To undertake specialist diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Where required obtain competencies in additional endoscopic procedures to help with delivery of the service.
  2. Accept and triage direct referrals from Primary and Secondary care for endoscopic procedures.
  3. Be responsible for the workforce strategy, education and training of the endoscopy workforce.
  4. To work closely with senior management of all the endoscopy users to develop clinical services within the speciality and improve the quality of care being delivered to patients.
  5. Work with Clinical Research Department to initiate and be involved in national research programmes to ensure evidence based practice is embedded in all aspects of care and treatment.
  6. Ensure all endoscopy related audits are delivered on time.
  7. Support Outpatient service through relevant specialist clinics (IDA/Barretts/Surveillance).
  8. Help the unit maintain JAG accreditation through above.



Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse.
  • BSc/Post Graduate Diploma .
  • JAG Certified nurse.
  • JAG courses in polypectomy and upper GI therapeutics.
  • Post-grad studies in management, research methods, education and leadership
  • Accredited Bowel Cancer screener.
Desirable criteria
  • Working towards nurse prescriber course
  • Course in capsule endoscopy

Experience and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to independently perform upper and lower GI endoscopic procedures.
  • Experience of the management of complex issues.
  • Understand patient safety issues – safeguarding adults and children.
  • Able to perform therapeutics, e.g polypectomy, band ligation, EMR
  • Understand staff development and empowerment.
  • Evidence highly developed communication skills.
  • Able to demonstrate assertiveness, tact and diplomacy appropriately.
  • Evidence of regular audit
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others, demonstrating effective time management and organisational skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of benchmarking e.g. JAG key performance indicators.
  • Minimum of 1000 colonoscopies
  • Minimum of 1000 gastroscopies
  • Minimum of 1000 flexible sigmoidoscopies


Essential criteria
  • Significant management and leadership experience
  • Able to make operational judgements involving highly complex/facts/situations
  • Have the ability to manage conflicting views and reconcile inter and intra professional differences of opinion.
  • Evidence of persuasive and strong influencing skills and the ability to manage conflict.
  • Evidence of involvement in policy and practice change.
  • Evidence of relevant involvement in meeting the Trust’s Quality and patient Safety objectives.
  • Evidence full knowledge and understanding of GRS and JAG.

Research and Development

Essential criteria
  • Experience in presenting to a clinical audience
  • Experience of continuous quality improvement
Veteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne Rankine
Job title
Matron - Endoscopy Unit
Email address
Telephone number
01253 957679
Additional information

Directorate Manager 

Kristy Mahdi 

01253 953078