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Decontamination Team leader
Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Employer type
Darent Valley Hospital
£22,866 - £24,336 per annum
Salary period
05/12/2022 23:59

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HCA/Decontamination team leader

Band 3

Job overview

Are you looking to broaden your experience into the field of endoscopy?

Do you want to work in a dynamic and friendly team that receives positive feedback from our friends and family test because of the high standard of care that we deliver?

We are expanding our endoscopy service and need a motivated team leader for our Decontamination department/nursing assistant team.

Ideal candidates’ will have previous experience of working in an Endoscopy setting. They will be motivated and hard working with the ability to take on responsibility when asked and work to Joint Advisory Group (JAG) standards.

You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills by participating in service redesign and development. 

You will work within a multidisciplinary team and will get the opportunity to work closely with the doctors and nurses within the Endoscopy team.

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.  

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is a smoke free organisation.  

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a team leader in the Endoscopy decontamination area, ensuring scopes are processed and available for all endoscopy procedures and work as an assistant within the Endoscopy procedure rooms.

The post-holder will demonstrate their own duties to new starters, bank/agency staff and will provide teaching and supervision of more junior staff. They will also provide support for the Registered Nursing staff in maintaining a stable and safe clinical environment. The post-holder will also provide clinical supervision to less experienced staff.

Working for our organisation

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you’ll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we’ve achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all of our staff are double vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

General responsibilities:

For more information contact Debra Uttridge

Senior Sister for Endoscopy 01322 428271.

Person specification

Education and Training

Essential criteria
  • GCSE grade A-C maths and English or equivalent
  • Evidence of mandatory training and other relevant study days
  • Good all round education
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care (or equivalent)

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • •Physical skills obtained through practice
  • Prioritise, plan own work
  • Able to act on own initiative (in relation to delivering patient/client care)
  • To be able to supervise less experienced staff
  • Good communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrate competence in nursing procedures that require basic understanding of Anatomy and Physiology


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working as a band 2 Nursing Assistant within an Endoscopy Department.

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates personal leadership and aptitude to role
  • Tactful
  • Diplomatic
  • Polite
  • Adaptable
  • Flexible

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Debra Uttridge
Job title
Senior Sister
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