This job has expired

SP - Screening practitioner - Bowel Cancer Screening

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Bowel cancer screening is offered every 2 years to men and women aged 56 to 74. People older than this can ask for a screening kit every 2 years by calling the free helpline.

In August 2018, ministers agreed that in the future bowel cancer screening in England will start at the age of 50. The NHS is in the process of staged age extension to reduce the age range for bowel cancer screening to the target population, with role out of screening to 50 year olds planned for April 2025.

The post holder will provide specialist care and support for individuals that participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP)

In particular, the post holder will work in close collaboration with the BCSP hub, health promotion services, PCTs and multidisciplinary colorectal teams, to provide a coordinated and seamless screening service.

Main duties of the job

The role of the screening practitioner (SP) within the Bowel Cancer Screening team, will support the Specialist Screening Practitioners (SSP - band 6) with the day to day running of the service.

Duties will include

- Communication with patients throughout their time within the BCSP episode.

- Supporting patients through Colonoscopy procedures within the Endoscopy department, with lists at multiple sites.

- Administrative duties, including chasing results and booking procedures.

- Effective communication within the lower GI MDT.

- Health promotion.

- Working across site at Nottingham City hospital and Nottingham Treatment Centre campus's at NUH and at Kings Mill Hospital at SFH.


About us

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details of the vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Experience of supervision of non - registered staff, pre - registration and post basic students
  • Ability to manage the clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relative/carers and staff.


  • Demonstrate an involvement in link nurse, or project work

Communication and relationship skills


  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and use of IT skills


  • Evidence of negotiation and influencing skills
  • Open Exeter training

Planning and organisation skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Physically able to perform a full range of nursing duties
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service


  • Demonstrate leadership skills and ability to effectively lead a team

Training and experience


  • 1st Level Registered Nurse with at least 3 years' experience in a clinical setting
  • Evidence of continuing professional development e.g. specialist pathway
  • Teaching and assessing qualification


  • Evidence of qualification at degree level
  • At least 1 year's experience in a related clinical setting e.g. colorectal, endoscopy, cancer services.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham City Hospital

Hucknall Road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert