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Colposcopy Nurse Specialist

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton Under Lyne
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

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Colposcopy Nurse Specialist - Band 7 - 37.5 hours

We have an exciting opportunity for an accredited Colposcopy Nurse Specialist, to join our team

Based at Tameside & Glossop ICFT you will work in a multidisciplinary team alongside our current nurse specialists, independently performing clinics, providing information and support for women, as well as undertaking regular service and patient experience

We are looking for an experienced colposcopy nurse with British Society of Colposcopist and Cervical Pathologists (BSCCP) accreditation to appoint.

Our ideal candidate will have initiative and drive and the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. If you are a well-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and resilient nurse who wishes to expand your portfolio of skills within the colposcopy specialist area we would like to hear from you. We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable candidate who will utilise the skills of leadership, clinical expertise, evidence based practice and innovation to facilitate and deliver care which is patient centered, safe, and effective.

Main duties of the job

Provide a high quality assessment, diagnostic for women referred to the Colposcopy service without direct medical supervision/independently but in accordance with local and BSCCP National Guidelines.

Act as a resource for women and the clinical and administrative teams by provision of comprehensive advice, information, teaching and training within ICHT.

To act as a resource for patients, GP's and colleagues at T& GIC NHS Trust including via telephone and email advice line.

Review patient diagnostic laboratory results, interpreting and actioning clinician instructions.

Undertake where appropriate, nursing research with published outcomes and updating own knowledge to promote excellence in clinical practice, and the setting of quality standards within Colposcopy.

Contribute to formulating reports and clinical audit of own practice, service and outcomes.

Active involvement in the development of the Gynaecology service.

Active Involvement in improving patient pathway and patient experience

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care, providing specialist advice and actively meet the needs of a group of patients in accordance with local, National protocols and BSCCP National guidelines. A holistic approach to caring should be planned that will include the appropriate level of physiological pathological spiritual, socioeconomical and cultural aspects which influence the care of clients within your specific speciality.
  • Independently select, perform and interpret diagnostic laboratory tests as required within the scope of practice.
  • Undertake specialist led outpatient colposcopy clinics as an independent practitioner working to guidelines/protocols and within a clinical governance framework.
  • Develop tools to improve the quality of the service. Monitor the quality of nursing care and action audit information to achieve agreed standards and take the lead on customer care initiatives. This will include the development and utilisation of local action plans.
  • Take the lead in ensuring the provision of care is in accordance with T& GIC NHS Trusts Polices & procedures. This includes adherence to Medication Management policies.
  • Ensure that documentation is maintained to the Trust standard (including electronic records) and implement audits of records to measure and evaluate care planning.
  • Act as patient advocate in line and actively apply in depth knowledge of holistic/socio-economic and cultural aspects of the care to clients within your specific speciality, acting as a role model and resource for patients, relatives and staff.
  • Investigate complaints, accident reports and untoward incidents within own clinical speciality and in conjunction with the Line Manager and implement recommendations for action.
  • Identify clinical risks and ensure appropriate action is taken, in accordance with the Trust Risk Management policy.
  • Lead on the implementation of the Trusts framework for Clinical Governance within own clinical speciality.
  • Provide information and support to relatives/carers as appropriate,
  • Work in partnership with support staff to ensure that care, treatment and service needs are meet.
  • Be aware of and champion current trends and developments in nursing and in the NHS.
  • Take a lead role in promoting a healthy lifestyle for patients and staff

    • Be actively involved in staff education and development, including utilising appropriate learning opportunities and to act as a mentor and resource for trainee Colposcopists, student nurses, new staff, and unqualified members of the nursing team.
    • Maintain and promote effective communication both verbally and in writing with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and other Wards or Departments, including formal presentation of information relating to your service. Communication will take place using formal and informal methods.
    • Establish, maintain and promote effective communication channels with GPs, Family Planning and Practice Nurses. To represent the Trust at Regional Quality Assurance and Primary Care meetings as required.
    • Develop and maintain a positive learning environment for colleagues, patients and visitors.
    • Attend a BSCCP recognised national colposcopy meeting at least once every 3 years
    • Maintain a regular caseload (at least 50 new patients per year)

  • Assist with duty rotas as required by the Senior Sisters/Charge Nurse.
  • Be responsible for the authorisation of timesheets/overtime as and when required
  • Work within the Trust clinical governance system
  • Implement and ensure adherence to all Trust policies.
  • Develop and implement protocols and or policies within own specialist area.
  • Effectively contribute to the achievement of Trust targets.
  • Support the Ward Manager and Matron for WHU in effective resource management.
  • Participate in the identification of cost improvement initiatives with Ward Manager and Matron.

    • Be actively involved in the development of Trust policies and procedures, providing specialist input, leading their implementation and reinforce their use.
    • Take the lead in ensuring compliance to Trust policies and procedures amongst the multi-disciplinary team.
    • In conjunction with the Directorate Management participate in the Trust Business Planning cycle, identifying areas of service development.
    • Plan and lead projects relating to local and National policy and service development.
    • Be aware of service delivery plans, participating in planning for future activity and identifying outcome measures of care.
    • Regularly attend Colposcopy MDT meetings BSCCP requirement
    • Attend and contribute to Trust Quality Assurance meetings and Screening Quality Assurance Visits.
    • Work alongside other Nurse Specialists in Trust to support advancements and understanding of nursing roles.

  • Support effective intra and inter departmental communication.
  • Provide competent and consistent leadership to the ward/department team.
  • Undertake Appraisals for junior colleagues and ensure PDPs are in place.
  • Participate in training and development for all staff, ensuring that accurate records are maintained.
  • Be actively involved in the induction and mentorship for newly deployed and newly qualified staff.
  • Ensure that educational objectives of student nurses and other learners are met and the progress of each student/learner is monitored.
  • Participate in the management of sickness/absence.
  • Participate in clinical supervision in accordance with Trust policy.

    • Manage the efficient and effective use of supplies, provisions and equipment within delegated budgets.
    • Have continuing responsibility for the provision of a suitable, clean, uncluttered and safe environment for the physical and psychological well-being of staff, patients/clients and their relatives.

    • Maintain a personal, professional profile, identifying role and skill developments in line with the Scope of Professional Practice and BSCCP accreditation standards.
    • Maintain, update and develop personal and professional knowledge and skills, using the Trusts Personal Development review, enabling standards of patient care to be monitored constantly and improved.
    • Participate fully as a team member, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, including support staff to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives

  • Partake frequently in tasks requiring physical effort for long periods.
  • Regularly deal with bodily fluids and soiled linen within a span of duty.
  • Manage and participate in distressing unpredictable situations frequently within a span of duty.
  • Maintain contemporaneous patient records at all times.
  • Concentrate for long periods and respond to unpredictable patient and staff demands.
  • Provide and receive complex information that will require empathy, tact, reassurance and communicate in situations where there maybe barriers to understanding.
  • Subject to verbal assault and aggression from relatives/carers within a span of duty.
  • Defusing of aggressive situations using complex communication skills, experience and information.
  • Work with patients with mental health needs and liaise with relevant speciality in relation to clinical management.

  • Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse (Level 1), educated to postgraduate diploma/degree level or equivalent experience
    • Evidence of continuing professional development
    • BSCCP accredited Colposcopist


    • Master's degree
    • Gynaecology course.
    • Leadership qualification



    • Experience as an accredited Colposcopist.
    • Substantial experience working in Gynaecology.
    • Research & audit


    • Investigation and local resolution of incidents and informal complaints

    Skills & Knowledge


    • good written & verbal communication skills
    • demonstrate prioritisation skills


    • excellent interpersonal skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


    Tameside & Glossop ICFT

    Fountain Street

    Ashton Under Lyne

    OL6 9RW

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