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Endoscopy Decontamination
NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (30)
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Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Warrington Hospital
£22,816 - £24,336 pa
Salary period
11/03/2024 23:59
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Higher Level Nursing Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

Job overview

How would you like to come and work in the new Cheshire and Merseyside Endoscopy Hub working with a dynamic and forward thinking Endoscopy decontamination unit at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust?  

We are looking for Band 3 Endoscopy Higher Level Nursing Assistants, with or without experience to come and join our team. Training and full induction programme will be provided.


You will work as part of the Endoscopy team, providing patient centred care for patients undergoing Gastroscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, EMR, ERCP,  Bronchoscopy and EUS procedures.


We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals to work in the dual role of an Endoscopy decontamination assistant, with responsibilities for the reprocessing of Endoscopic equipment and providing high quality support to the registered nurses, multidisciplinary team and patients.   


You should have either a previous health care experience or level III NVQ in Care or show a willingness to learn. You will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a workload in the face of competing demands. 


Post holders must be aware this role is undertaken across both Hosptial sites. Full time and part time hours considered. Endoscopy Services are currently provided Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm with a view to extending to weekend working in the future.



Main duties of the job

  1. Ensure flexible endoscopes are decontaminated according to National and Local Decontamination standards, adhering to BSG/JAG guidelines, training will be provided.
  2. To demonstrate adherence to the Trusts Policy on Infection Control Policy. To adhere to the principles of universal precautions in al aspects of patient care and when handling endoscopic equipment.
  3. Take responsibility for the accurate testing, recording and monitoring of endoscopes and decontamination equipment as per departmental operational policies.
  4. Co-ordinate the requirements for endoscopes daily for use within the Endoscopy Unit, and Theatres out of hours use.
  5. Maintain accurate traceability records of all endoscopes, and endoscopic accessories.
  6. Adhere to the recommendations for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and risk assessments appropriate to the department.
  7. Provide information to enable the effectiveness of care to be evaluated and records maintained.
  8. Assist is patient care in both recovery area and procedure rooms.
  9. Provide reassurance and support to patients and their partners and families.
  10. Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.
  11. Provide escort / chaperone and transfer for patients as directed.
  12. Routine housekeeping duties as required.



Working for our organisation

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a caring and compassionate organisation that is both ambitious and innovative. We are committed to delivering the best outcomes for our patients and providing a positive experience of our staff.  We aspire to be outstanding for our patients, our communities and our staff and are committed to being a great place to receive healthcare, work and learn.

Straddling the neighbouring boroughs of Warrington and Halton we are part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care system.  Our hospitals are ideally situated to meet the growing healthcare needs of the 330,000 population of these boroughs.

Warrington Hospital is home to our emergency, critical care and maternity services, Halton Hospital is focused on elective procedures and the Runcorn Urgent Treatment Centre, although many services are offered at both sites and in community hubs.

A CQC-rated ‘good’ organisation with ‘outstanding’ features, we are working towards university hospital status, having achieved teaching hospital status in 2019.

Our workforce of nearly 5,000 across both sites comprises more than 50 nationalities. We strive to be an equal, diverse and inclusive employer, which is recognised as a pioneer in its equality, diversity and inclusion work. The Trust is proud to have achieved numerous external accreditations and is working towards achieving the Anti-Racist Organisation Framework, recognising the importance of anti-racism in all that we do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description

Person specification

application form and interview

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of Decontamination
Desirable criteria
  • basic understanding of the decontamination process

application form and interview

Essential criteria
  • IT literate
Desirable criteria
  • Basic IT skills

application form and interview

Essential criteria
  • Good communication
Desirable criteria
  • To work independently and as part of a team

application form

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 3 direct care or equivalent experience
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in related field

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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

Wendy Currie / Karen Smith
Job title
Endoscopy Managers
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