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Specialist Screening Practitioner

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A superb opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Screening Practitioner (SSP) to join our team of highly motivated, professional staff who take pride in providing excellent services for our patients at Tees Screening Centre, North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

We seek a dynamic individual who is keen to support the development of the exemplary service delivered thus far with excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Data entry and management forms a substantial part of the role and good IT skills are necessary to ensure accurate collection of data and management of the patient pathway, and prospective applicants should be fully conversant with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook packages as a minimum. Training will be provided on the dedicated screening IT system (BCSS).

The team is based at North Tees Hospital, but Screening Practitioners are expected to work across the four other screening sites in Redcar, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Northallerton, together with other venues as appropriate.

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones.

We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We actively encourage staff involvement with staff networking events and staff survey

Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide the highest standard of care and support for patients participating in the national Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and will practice autonomously with responsibility for assessing patients fitness for colonoscopy, informing and supporting individuals throughout the screening pathway. The post is varied and includes providing nurse-led clinics for individuals who have tested positive for Faecal Occult Blood as part of the Programme attending colonoscopy lists, processing histology outcomes and providing results including cancer diagnosis.

Person Specification

Physicl/Mental effort requirements of the post


  • Intense concentration for long periods of time. Constant interupptions during worling day
  • Experience dealing with distressed patients and carers
  • Working under pressure to achieve defined goals/targets
  • Travelling across multiple sites on a regualr basis

Qualifications/ training required


  • Ability to study at degree/masters level for completion of LJMU post grad certificate in bowel cancer screening
  • RGN or Registered Health Care Professional with Diploma or 1st Degree in health related field
  • Mentor/teaching/assessing qualification


  • Communication training
  • Counselling training
  • Health promotion qualification

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • 3 years post registration
  • Relevant clinical experience - knowledge of lower GI disease (benign and malignant) including radiological , endoscopic investigations, surgical and oncological treatments.
  • Patient assesmsent and history taking
  • Clinical Governance, Risk management, valid understanding of consent procedures
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Awareness of national agenda relating to Cancer Services


  • Research experience

Aptitudes and skills requirement


  • Customer care skills
  • Communication skills in a variety of settings to varying levels of understanding/address barriers of communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Organisational and negotiation skills
  • Team working
  • IT literacy: entering data into clinical systems/use of email, word and spread sheet packages
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Patient teaching


  • Cannualtion and venepuncture

Personal qualities/temperament


  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to manage workload with minimal supervision
  • Flexible, empathetic
  • History of continuous professional development

Special requirements of the post


  • Flexible working arrangements and unsocial hours
  • Able to acheive national and local targets
  • Current driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust


North Tees Hospital

Hardwick Road, Hardwick


TS19 8PE

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