Our competencies

There are three levels of competencies and each have a list of sub competencies which need to be evidenced. 

  • Level one has to be completed, before you begin level two.
  • Level two is not open for completion, until level one is completed.
  • Level three can be completed, without doing level one or two. 

Level one competencies 

Level two competencies

Level three competencies
Section one: Foundation
Section four: Management and leadership

Section four: Management and leadership  
 1.1 Professional values and interpersonal effectiveness 3.1 Care of patients undergoing complex therapeutic upper GI endoscopy 4.1 Endoscopy unit management
 1.2 Communication and patient assessment 3.2 Care of patients undergoing complex therapeutic lower GI endoscopy
 4.2 Team leadership
 1.3 Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (OGD)3.3 Care of patients undergoing placement of enteral feeding tubes
 4.3 Clinical leadership
 1.4 Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (colon and flex sig)
 3.4 Care of patients undergoing ERCP
 4.4 Teaching 
 1.5 Infection prevention 3.5 Care of patients undergoing EUS
 4.5 Audit and use of data
Section two: Decontamination 3.6 Assisting with complex therapeutic upper GI endoscopySection five: Assessing clinical practice
 2.1 Decontamination – flexible endoscope manual cleaning

 3.7 Assisting with EMR

 5.1 Assessing clinical practice

 2.2 Decontamination – flexible endoscope – use of automated endoscope re-processors (AER)
 3.8 Assisting with colonic stent placement
 5.2 Giving constructive feedback
 2.3 Decontamination – storage of flexible endoscopes and accessories
 3.9 Assisting with ESD
 
 2.4 Preparation of the procedure room
 3.10 Assisting with placement of enteral feeding tubes
 
 2.5 Assisting with diagnostic upper GI gastrointestinal endoscopy
 3.11 Assisting with ERCP
 
 2.6 Assisting with diagnostic and simple polypectomy (<1cm) lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy)
 3.12 Assisting with EUS
 
 2.7 Operation of diathermy
 3.13 Assisting with emergency GI bleeds 
 2.8 Nurse pre-assessment of patients undergoing diagnostic gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy with/ without biopsy/ polypectomy
  
 2.9 Nurse confirmation of written consent for diagnostic gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with/ without biopsy/ polypectomy  

 

 


 



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