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Bowel Screening Wales Specialist Practitioner/Team Lead

Powys Teaching Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated nurse to join the specialist Bowel Screening Wales service based at Brecon Hospital. The post holder will participate as a member of the nursing and multidisciplinary team providing high standards of evidence-based care in the delivery of the Welsh bowel screening programme. The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for participants who have received a positive faecal occult blood test and will provide specialist advice, support and continuity of care throughout the participant pathway. This will include making an assessment of fitness for colonoscopy, attending colonoscopy, managing the results handling process and referral to the multidisciplinary team if appropriate.

If you are hard-working with good organisational skills, committed to providing high quality patient care with a passion for improving the patient experience we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/ or Knowledge


  • NMC registered
  • Masters Degree or demonstrable knowledge and experience
  • Teaching qualification e.g. 998, NST 307, PGCE
  • IRMER training
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and willingness to undertake further relevant training and education
  • Proven experience of mentoring and clinical supervision of qualified and unqualified staff
  • Expert knowledge of colorectal physiology and anatomy, pharmacology, other relevant treatment options
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance issues
  • Awareness of national political priorities and agendas relating to Public Health Wales and Bowel Screening Wales
  • Knowledge of NHS and Screening Services
  • Awareness of professional issues / guidelines
  • Understand change management principles
  • Knowledge of health promotion theories and strategies


  • Independent Prescriber
  • Non-medical radiology referral training
  • Clinical assessment course
  • Counselling course
  • Oncology course
  • POVA training
  • Certification in Bowel Cancer Specialist Screening Practitioner from Liverpool John Moore's University



  • Extensive post-registration experience
  • Relevant experience of Bowel Screening Practitioner
  • Clinical experience in Colorectal/Gastroenterology
  • Oncology or acute clinical setting
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience of multi organisational working


  • Experience of nurse-led assessment clinics
  • Experience as Specialist/Bowel Screening Practitioner within a Bowel Screening Programme
  • Undertaken previous audit work
  • Involvement in research
  • Multi-centre co-ordination experience
  • Previous experience in Screening Engagement

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Experience of managing and learning from adverse events/risks
  • Standard setting and audit
  • Effective complaints management skills
  • Ability to people manage and make independent decisions
  • Strong leadership skills, and the ability to lead and motivate
  • Ability to manage information and make judgements regarding
  • BSW management issues
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritise work and to deliver results to deadlines
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Good personal organisation skills, able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient computer skills competent at emailing, creating electronic folders, maintaining spreadsheets, using electronic participant information systems
  • Precision to detail
  • Highly motivated, with the ability to influence and inspire others
  • Flexible to the needs of the business and the ability to travel
  • Ability to review own performance and use of reflective practice for self-development
  • Act as a role model to staff throughout the Health Board
  • Willingness to undertake further training and development to enhance work performance
  • Flexible approach to working and a desire to develop knowledge


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Comprehensive understanding of the BSW service



  • Demonstrate PTHB Values

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Breconshire War Memorial Hospital

Cerrigcochion Road



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