Bowel Cancer Screening Specialist Screening Practitioner

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,503 a year Inc HCAS Prorata pay award pending
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Bowel Cancer Screening Specialist Screening Practitioner (Nurse) to join our team as the Surrey Bowel Cancer Screening Programme looks to expand the service to support the implementation to age extension. We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated nurses to join and work alongside our other experienced Specialist Screening Practitioners (SSP). You will be responsible for undertaking nurse led clinics including patient assessment, provision of information and preparation of those undergoing endoscopic investigation. The applicants should be highly motivated and flexible in their approach to work with excellent communication skills.

You will be able to make clinically informed decisions to manage patients, utilising assessment skills and communications with multi-disciplinary team (Lead SSPs, SSPs, endoscopy team, colorectal team, pathology, radiology and cancer services in the trust) to provide a safe journey for the patient through the screening pathway and possible onward referral.

The Surrey Bowel Cancer Screening Centre is a large centre and you need to be a car driver to travel between hospitals and clinic settings, which forms part of the role. The main BSCP office base is in Guildford at the Royal Surrey County Foundation NHS Trust. Some traveling to satellite facilities will be required and Travel time, mileage, and parking will be reimbursed.

Main duties of the job

The screening centre is currently open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and we can offer different shift patterns depending on service requirements.

The suitable post holder is a RGN registered with the NMC

It would be an advantage for the post holder to have experience in the management of colorectal disease, knowledge of the cancer patient pathway and/or extensive experience working as a Registered Nurse. As an independent practitioner you will manage a clinical caseload which is target driven. You should enjoy working within an evolving service and be expected to participate in the new developments.

This role comes under the governance of the National Bowel Screening Programme and is subject to significant clinical audit. You will therefore need to have good IT skills including a working knowledge of Word and Excel. Specific training is given on the clinical management system, which underpins the screening service.

The role involves significant in-house training. Participation in the Screening training module at Liverpool University (40 credits at level 6) or University of Plymouth is mandatory and fully funded.

This is an exciting time to be joining the team with service expansion and maintenance of current high standards at the forefront of our minds. We are looking for a team player who has the ability to work autonomously work with minimal supervision.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for an overview of the duties the successful account holder will undertake.

Person Specification



  • Experienced Registered nurse with current NMC PIN Qualifications Educated to masters level/ degree level OR equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level/manager level/supervisor/ in specialist area.
  • Experience of assessing patients in a clinical area.
  • Ability to manage own caseload in accordance with Screening targets, NHS cancer targets and working across multiple sites.

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