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Endoscopy nurses provide care and support to patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. They are responsible for ensuring patients are comfortable, providing assistance, and monitoring patients throughout their procedures.
Endoscopy Nurses work closely with gastroenterologists and the wider healthcare team. They prepare patients for endoscopic examinations, administer sedation if required, and monitor patients' vital signs during the procedure.
Some of their duties include:
To become an Endoscopy Nurse in the UK, you need a nursing degree from an NMC-approved university programme. Once you've completed your degree course, you can register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). Additional training will then give you the knowledge and skills needed to become a fully qualified Endoscopy Nurse.
Endoscopy nursing offers various roles depending on the medical setting and types of endoscopic procedures:
The salary of an Endoscopy Nurse in the UK can vary based on experience, location, and the healthcare facility. NHS Endoscopy Nurses will be paid in line with the Agenda for Change (AfC) banding scale, which determines workers' salaries based on their level of experience and seniority. Endoscopy Nurses will typically start their career at Band 5, with the opportunity to increase their band with additional training and experience.
For a more flexible and diverse working life, locum endoscopy nurse jobs might be the perfect career option for you. Unlike in permanent roles, locum work gives you the freedom and power to choose when and where you work. By taking on ad-hoc shifts with an agency like Your World Healthcare, you can maintain a thriving career whilst being able to live a more balanced life. Love to spend more time with the family, or dream of travelling the country? You have the freedom to do it all as a locum!
At Your World, we offer excellent endoscopy nursing jobs across NHS Trusts and private sector facilities throughout the UK. Our dedicated team of recruitment experts are on hand to help you find your ideal roles and shifts. Did you know that as a preferred supplier to the NHS, we get priority access to the best jobs in the industry?
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