Endoscopy Decontamination Supervisor
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
The Mile End Early Diagnostic Centre (MEEDC) is a brand new service for North East London (NEL) due to open in December 2020, hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust, to support early diagnosis of cancer for the local population, and the first of its kind nationally.
The MEEDC will operate as a system resource for the three main providers within NEL covering the 7 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), providing additional capacity in-hours, consisting of two endoscopy rooms, two ultrasound rooms and a decontamination unit. This capacity will be used primarily for cancer surveillance; however any remaining capacity will be used to support urgent referrals. The key aim for the MEEDC is to provide person centred care, reducing variation across NEL and ensuring a high-quality diagnostic service for the local population.
There are a number of exciting opportunities arising within this brand new service at Mile End Hospital, for highly skilled, knowledgeable, dynamic and innovative individuals.
Decontamination Supervisor - Band 4
- To supervise the decontamination unit at Mile End ensuring availability endoscopic equipment, such as AER, drying cabinets, endoscopes, stack systems, monitors, and all equipment based in the endoscopy unit including the reporting tool.
- To support the Decontamination Lead and Senior Charge Nurse in the endoscopy Unit, to ensure the unit is staffed appropriately and that all staff are trained to meet the demands of this growing service.
- To be actively involved in the recruitment and appraisal of all staff in the area and the development of further training for this group of staff.
The department is looking for a flexible, proactive, reliable and experienced endoscopy staff, who can work as part of a large multidisciplinary team and on an individual basis with colleagues.
Comprehensive management experience is essential for the Junior Charge Nurse Role and Decontamination Supervisor role.
In return we will offer you a comprehensive induction, with ongoing learning and development opportunities, an annual personal development plan and on the job training with regular supervision from the Senior Nurse, to support your career pathway.
Please contact Wendy Kentish, Matron for further information, informal visits encouraged, Tel number 020359 40120.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.