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Band 8a Lead Nurse for Colposcopy

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
UHB have an exciting opportunity for an accredited & experienced Colposcopy Nurse specialist to join out friendly team. you will lead our colposcopy nursing service. The roles includes overseeing the delivery of high quality, safe & effective care, lead on improving the outcomes & experienced for patients using the service at UHB.

You will need to be well motivated, enthusiastic, flexible & experienced in colposcopy. if this is you we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Duties include leading & co-ordinating the colposcopy service at UHB. maintaining national standards for patient safety & clinical practice, including writing and reporting national reports. Ensure key performance indicators are achieved. Ensure the development & delivery of the cervical screening service is met in accordance with NHS England Service specifications.

Provide clinical & professional advice at CDG level.

The post holder must have extensive theoretical & practical experience of the clinical skills required to run independent nurse led clinics.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult / Child Nurse on the NMC Register.
  • *MSc or equivalent CATs in speciality associated subject -- to include assessment at Level 7
  • *Professional knowledge acquired through post graduate degree / supplemented by specialist training , experience, short courses to master's level equivalent
  • *Non-Medical Prescribing Course or willingness to undertake where this is a requirement of the role


  • *Advanced Life Support qualification



  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • *Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Extensive post registration experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Band 7 or above in defined or associated speciality
  • *Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level
  • *Experience of delivering change management both personally and as a facilitator
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence.
  • *Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • *Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programmes and teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • *Experience in service development
  • *Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • *Experience of patient service user advocacy role
  • *Experience of resource and budgetary management
  • *Experience of leading on the writing / updating of organisational Policy / Procedure / Guidelines associated with the speciality /field Can demonstrate expert nursing knowledge with an ability to assess, plan , implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients and give advice and information to patients / relatives/ care staff
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context relating to the speciality and can translate this in to local practice reflected in organisational policy / procedure and service delivery
  • *Has understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding
  • *Knowledge of corporate and clinical governance


  • *Awareness of current research related to the speciality

Additional Criteria


  • *Ability to explain the requirement to balance clinical caseload
  • *Ability to communicate with a wide range of health care professionals, on a variety of complex and sensitive issues which require persuasive and empathetic skills.
  • *Ability to work autonomously , manage / prioritise own workload
  • *Competent in a range of clinical skills and expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required.
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing priorities
  • *Ability to lead clinical audit , analyse information and develop robust measureable action plans to support improvement / change
  • *Evidence of ability to compile reports and documents for internal / external communication
  • *Knowledge of current evidence based practice and ability to apply to service and policy development
  • *Ability to lead and manage a team

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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