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NHS AfC: Band 2
Part time - 34 hours per week (Working over 7 days 8am - 6pm shifts)
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The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Employer type
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
Salary period
25/06/2021 23:59

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NHS AfC: Band 2

Job overview

We are looking for someone who is interested in helping to provide a safe, high quality Endoscopy Decontamination service to patients at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

We have one permanent part time vacancy for a band 2 Technician in the Decontamination area of the Endoscopy unit at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital working  34 hours per week.

You must be conscientious and have the ability to give attention to detail.  You will need to have a good standard of education and the ability to work to tight deadlines.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well within a team are essential.  You must also have excellent documentation and record keeping skills.  We will provide in house training, fully supporting your professional development.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve the manual cleaning and decontamination of flexible endoscopes before and after Endoscopy (OGD, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, bronchoscopy and EBUS, EUS and ERCP).  Therefore, manual dexterity is essential.  The role will involve managing the equipment so that scopes are ready for both morning and afternoon lists.  You will also be required to assist in sending scopes away for service and repair.

You will work closely with the other members of the team to provide the best care for our patients working under strict guidelines and protocols.  However, once training has been provided, staff will look to you for advice and expertise regarding decontamination and best practice.

The role will involve managing the equipment so that scopes are ready for both morning and afternoon lists.  You will also be required to assist in sending scopes away for service and repair.

Working for our organisation

The Endoscopy unit at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital consists of 3 purpose built procedure rooms. The unit delivers the Bowel Cancer screening service alongside the diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy service to outpatients and inpatients. We are a training unit, training both medical staff and nurse endoscopists. We are committed to supporting your ongoing professional development.

The Endoscopy unit is now providing a 7 day working service. Candidates are welcomed to visit the unit to obtain an understanding of how the service runs. We would like to invite you to join our motivated and friendly team who are committed to providing a high quality, patient centred Endoscopy service. The team work closely with Gastroenterologists, Colorectal surgeons, Nurse Endoscopists, clinical nurse specialists and other members of the multidisciplinary team. The unit works together with the Research and Innovation Team as it is involved in many clinical trials.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Good standard of education

Essential criteria
  • GCSE/ O levels Numeracy and Literacy, Grades A-C, 9-4
Desirable criteria
  • IT skills
  • HCA Level 2 or relative NVQ qualification

Decontamination experience

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in Endoscopy / sterile services
  • To have a basic knowledge of a hospital environment, infection control and/or decontamination
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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kathryn Butterworth
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01743 261648
Additional information

Sr Becky Hone and Sr Jess Kelly /

01743 261648 / 01743 261000 ext 3986