Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers

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Job overview

We are a small, friendly and diverse team who welcome applicants to join us in the endoscopy department. We are looking for friendly, committed registered nurses or ODP’s to join the team as we expand. We have great opportunities for promotion, further education and full supervision, mentorship and support will be offered. 

If you are passionate about delivering high quality care to patients and their carers, then this is the post for you. 

Main duties of the job

We are a fully JAG accredited department with 3 procedure rooms here at Dorset County Hospital, where we offer diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including deep sedation, anaesthetic supported lists. We also offer bronchoscopy, ERCP, Capsule endoscopy and Bowel Cancer Screening. 

You will be part of the team supporting patients during their procedure and recovery, admission and discharge, offering advice and guidance, health promotion and supporting patients with potential cancer diagnosis.

We are proud of our outstanding patient feedback and actively seek out and act on recommendations from our patients, to develop and improve our service.

Working for our organisation

Dorchester is situated in the beautiful county of Dorset, on the Jurassic coast and just 20 minutes from Weymouth beach. We are an area of outstanding natural beauty and a great place to live and work. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive team, always open to new ideas and ways of working and have a predominantly new senior team excited for the future. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work as a core member of the Endoscopy team and in partnership with patients, carers and the wider multidisciplinary team in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating high quality care, ensuring patients have a positive experience. Our working hours are Monday to Friday 08.00- 18.30 with a vision to expand the service to 7 days in the near future.

Person specification

Education, Qualifications and Training.

Essential criteria

  • RGN or allied Health professional
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Desirable criteria

  • Supervision, Mentoring, Teaching Qualification and / or experience
  • Knowledge and Experience

    Essential criteria

  • 6 months post registration experience in an acute setting
  • Desirable criteria

  • Endoscopy experience
  • Skills and abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to focus and concentrate for prolonged periods
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients, and visitors.
  • Time management
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges

    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.