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Band 6
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
St Helier Hospital
£40,701 - £48,054 inclusive of HCAS per annum
Salary period
17/10/2023 23:59

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Junior Sister/Ward Manager - Endoscopy Band 6

Band 6

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At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect.  We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork.  This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work.  When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values


Job overview

To act as clinical expert and effectively lead, co-ordinate and manage a team of staff for a span of duty.  To support the Matron in the management, planning and development of the nursing service for the Endoscopy Unit.  To ensure the provision of high standards of holistic care for the group of patients within their sphere of responsibility.

  • Professional Leadership and Clinical Expertise
  • Daily Operational Management
  • Education & Research
  • Clinical Governance

Main duties of the job

Looking for a Band 6  Ward Manager/Sisters Post in a challenging nursing specialty? 

Full time 37.5 hours per week - fixed term for 6 months

The Endoscopy Unit at St Helier needs you!

Across sites, we provide a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for 16,000 patients per year. The service is usually provided Monday to Friday although some work on Saturdays will be required as part of your normal working week. This will be a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly skilled and experienced Endoscopy nurse who wishes to be part of this growing specialty.

This post requires the candidates to have extensive Endoscopy experience. They must hold either the ENB 906 or Endoscopy and related procedure course or equivalent experience, hold a teaching and accessing qualification or mentorship and be able to insert cannulas and give IV’s. They must be willing to undertake instruction on insertion of gastrostomy tubes and be able to lead a team.

Working for our organisation

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surrey and NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and is supported by over 500 volunteers.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 Please see the attached supporting documents Job Description and Person Specification which contain more information about the role 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered General Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship or equivalent qualification
  • BSc healthcare related
  • Advanced Communication Skills training
  • Endoscopy Course
  • Decontamination Training


Essential criteria
  • Relevant recent experience


Essential criteria
  • In depth knowledge of current practice
  • Holistic patient assessment
  • Clinical supervision
  • Clinical governance
  • Research / clinical audit
Desirable criteria
  • Budgetary awareness
  • Quality Improvement


Essential criteria
  • Multidisciplinary team leadership
  • Teaching staff and patients
  • Computer skills
Desirable criteria
  • Set and maintain standards/protocols of care
  • Development of pathways

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDNo smoking policyDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident employerHappy to Talk Flexible Working

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Joy Stillman
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Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
0208 296 2701
Additional information

Lilith Devera  Endoscopy unit Senior Sister 0208 296  2702