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Specialist Screening Practitioner

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata for part time
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the nurse led Dorset Bowel Cancer Screening Centre. You will join a highly skilled, motivated team delivering Bowel Cancer population screening to Dorset. Bowel Cancer Screening is offered to every Dorset resident from the ages of fifty six years and seventy five years.

Over the next three years the screening age will be lowered to fifty years enabling the early detection of even more colorectal cancers. Successful candidates will be employed by University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, based at the Poole site.

There will be an expectation that you travel to three other screening sites within Dorset.

The successful candidate will provide expert knowledge, high quality care and psychological support to Dorset Bowel Cancer Screening subjects and their families.

The post is part time

For further Information please contact the main screening office on 0300 0198751.

Based at: Poole

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Registration on Part 1 NMC Register (RGN or RN Adult)
  • Comprehensive applied Anatomy and Physiology for relevant area


  • Degree in relevant subject
  • LJMU Specialist Screening Practitioner module at either level 6 or 7
  • Specialist knowledge of national and local agenda on improving cancer services, specifically colorectal cancer, endoscopic procedures, valid consent and withdrawal of consent



  • Minimum 2 years clinical experience within an acute field
  • Significant relevant post-registration education and experience
  • Experience of providing training and education


  • Experience as a Specialist Screening Practitioner within the BCSP
  • Minimum 2 years clinical experience within colorectal/gastroenterology/endoscopy
  • Experience of autonomous practice
  • Experience of quality assurance, audit and research

Personal Attributes


  • Behaves in a professional manner at all times by setting and maintaining a high personal and professional standard that enables effective working relationships with others.

Technical Skills Competencies


  • IT skills as evidenced by: Proficient computer skills and use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and experience with use of hospital databases (e.g. EPR, etc.)
  • Evidence of continuing professional and academic development


  • Experience with use of variety of databases
  • Ability to carry out health assessment and physical examination. Accurately identify complex physical, social and emotional needs

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust



Longfleet Road


BH15 2JB

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