When determining the role and responsibilities of a managerial post, services should consider whether the individual will hold any direct clinical role within the service.
Endoscopy uses competency-based training and education, and JAG expects staff undertaking any clinical role within endoscopy to hold the relevant competencies for their role. Any individual holding the post of clinical manager should be a registered healthcare professional, which could be an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) or registered nurse dependent on ability and skills.
Individuals in purely management roles (ie with no clinical input) do not need to be registered health care professionals or hold endoscopy competencies. JAG expects them to have sufficient knowledge of endoscopy to support the service, however.
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