Endoscopy Nurse Consultant - Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Job summary

We are seeking a highly experienced Advanced Practitioner with expert knowledge and skills in the field of Endoscopy Services to perform diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures, demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment and discretion.

The Endoscopy Nurse Consultant will lead and develop a growing team of Nurse Endoscopists and trainees within our Surgical Division here at SASH and lead initiatives to continuously improve quality and clinical care standards.

As a capable and independent Advanced Practitioner, you will undertake holistic assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care in accordance with the British Society of Gastroenterology and Joint Advisory Group standards.

As a proactive collaborator, you will be passionate about ensuring patient needs are met and improving patient centred care and overall experience by working with other professionals and agencies, especially in relation to ongoing care needs and discharge arrangements, liaising with a wide remit of agencies/multi-disciplinary teams, both hospital-based and community.


Main duties of the job

Accountable to the Divisional Chief Nurse, the post holder will be responsible for the management of a patient caseload within Endoscopy. Identifying the patient’s health education needs, actively monitor the safe prescribing and administration of drugs in accordance with current NMC guidelines and Trust Policies, and collaboratively implement specialised programmes of health promotion according to the diagnosis.

You will be responsible for the safe use of highly complex equipment and contribute to business cases, capital bids and specialist advice for the development & maintenance of nurse-led gastrointestinal endoscopy.

As a motivated and innovative leader, you will develop and implement a strategy of provision, education and training for medical staff across the department, implementing clinical teaching and education to other colleagues in order to enhance clinical practice and improve patient care.

The Endoscopy Nurse Consultant will be responsible for receiving and disseminating highly complex information, to all grades of staff, relating to access, performance and patient care management and must demonstrate excellent levels of verbal and non-verbal communication skills, utilising sensitive communication styles to provide reassurance, counselling, education and support.


About us

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) was formed on 1April 1998 following a merger between East Surrey Healthcare NHS and Crawley Horsham NHS Trusts. SASH is a major local employer, with a diverse workforce of over 4,000 providing emergency and non-emergency service to a growing population of around 535,000 across East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill.

At East Surrey Hospital, Redhill we have 697 beds and provide acute and complex services. In addition, we provide a range of outpatient, diagnostic and less complex planned services at The Earlswood Centre, Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey, and at Crawley and Horsham Hospitals in West Sussex.

Our vision is to pursue perfection in the delivery of safe, high-quality healthcare that puts the people in our community first and we are proud champions of our core values: Dignity and Respect; One Team; Compassion; Safety and Quality.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, we were named the 2021 Acute NHS Trust of the Year in the annual Health Service (HSJ) Journal Awards for our clear ambition and vision and a significant improvement journey over a number of years.


Job description

Job responsibilities

For Further Information regarding the role please read the attached job Description and Person Specification. Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application accurately reflects where you match them.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In recruiting to our Trust, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We especially welcome applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage, LGBTQ+ communities, and from people with lived experience of disability.


Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration


If you would like a further discussion on the role, in the first instance please contact our executive search partner Jackson Wilson at Hunter Healthcare on 07432 414 998 or jwilson@hunter-healthcare.com.


Date Event
25th June 2023 Job closes