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Colorectal Triage Nurse Specialist

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As Colorectal Triage Nurse Specialist, the post holder will have an expert knowledge base, complex decision making skills and clinical competencies to provide a comprehensive telephone triage and clinical assessment service to patients referred by their general practitioner on the colorectal two week pathway

Main duties of the job

  • Support with coordinating and delivering an effective telephone triage service ensuring the service runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Provide safe and appropriate clinical decision making that reflects the clinical need of the patient
  • Run face to face assessment clinics for patients that are not suitable for telephone triage assessments.
  • Work as part of the multi-disciplinary team communicating with GPs, colorectal consultants and cancer services etc.
  • Provide care and support for patients awaiting diagnostic tests.
  • The post holder will continue to develop the 2WW Colorectal Triage service, ensuring this encompasses the needs of the patients and is in line with Standards of good practice and cancer validation review recommendations.
  • The post holder will act as the key worker liaising with other Health Care Professionals to provide the best possible continuing care for patients.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • First level Registered Nurse
  • Relevant post-basic training


  • Recognised Post registration qualification within specialty or equivalent and ability to link theory or willingness to complete

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Experience and Knowledge within the speciality
  • Manage own case load
  • Effective and sensitive handling of difficult information and situations



  • Experience within lower GI care, patient assessment and clinic settings


  • Previous experience of working as a telephone triage nurse

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Herford County Hospital, Wye Valley NHS Trust

Stonebow Road



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