NHS AfC: Band 2
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.
Good standard of education
- GCSE/ O levels Numeracy and Literacy, Grades A-C, 9-4
- IT skills
- HCA Level 2 or relative NVQ qualification
- Experience of working in Endoscopy / sterile services
- To have a basic knowledge of a hospital environment, infection control and/or decontamination
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
01743 261648 / 01743 261000 ext 3986