Nurse Endoscopy: application

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NES NMAHP now hold the budget for funded non medical endoscopy education.  The process for application has been streamlined to an annual intake.

 Applications are encouraged from all interested parties who have agreement and support from their service manager alongside access to an endoscopy training list.

Application window is now closed.

** Important news **

NES NMAHP holds the recuring budget for the recruitment and development of endoscopy learners. It is important that NES NMAHP supports Boards with a flexible workforce pipeline alongside broadening career opportunity to meet developing service growth.

So, during 2022 a scoping study will be undertaken to evaluate how the existing endoscopy education, currently delivering to registrant nurses can be developed to include other health disciplines.  We expect this work to conclude later 2022, informing change for a mixed discipline recruitment late spring 2023.  All information regarding this activity will be posted in the news section of our Turas Learn endoscopy pages.

Applications for Nurse Endoscopy programme

NHS Education for Scotland are pleased to share this opportunity enabling candidates to apply for a place on the Nurse endoscopy programme. Nurse Endoscopy education programme is currently provided by Glasgow Caledonian University and this programme will commence Autumn semester 2022. 

NES are supporting this non medical endoscopy learning opportunity, enhancing service delivery with a long term view of supporting sustainable service transformation. 

The programme is comprised of a two- trimester, 30-point masters-level theory module, delivered by blended learning over 30 weeks. Whilst completing the module candidates will also undertake a basic skills in endoscopy course specific to their chosen modality. This will be provided through the NHS Scotland Academy’s National Endoscopy Training Programme (NETP) and delivered by a regional skills centre. 

Can I apply as a manager in lieu of having a candidate recruited?  

Yes. While it is preferrable to have a trainee in place at the time of application we understand the current difficulties with service pressure and recruitment. It is therefore possible to complete the application form as a line manager of a potential trainee provided intention to fund and recruit have been agreed by the health board to the pre-requisites below.  It is important that you only apply for a place that the board is in a position to support

Pre-requisites for participation include:

- NMC Registration in Adult Nursing

- Evidence of previous study to Degree level (or SCQF Level 9) 

- Agreement from candidate’s line manager and employing NHS Board that candidates can be ready to commence an Autumn 2022 semester intake

- Flexibility to be released to attend a mandatory Basic skills course (dates dependent on regional centre availability) 

- Agreement that candidates can travel for a small number of educational contact days which will be held in a central location with study leave provision.   

- Confirmation that their Health Board will allocate a clinical supervisor, providing clinical supervision for the candidate for the duration of this programme of learning

- Confirmation the applicant will have access to a minimum of two training lists per week.

- Agreement that candidates will be working within a career level 6 nursing role, Annex 21 trainee contract or equivalent

Relevant Experience

Relevant experience from all clinical facing nursing roles will be considered. Prior practice in endoscopy, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgical nursing roles is desirable.   

Key dates:

Applications open: 9 May 2022
Closing date for submissions: 13 June 2022 at 13.00
Confirmation of outcome: 20 June 2022
Registration with GCU: August 2022
Semester start:  late September 2022 (date TBC)

Funding agreement:   

  • Funding opportunities have been agreed for places on the academic programme for the 2022 intake. 
  • Funding is also includes access to a Basic Skills course within a regional centre.

Application window is now closed.