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Trainee Nurse Colposcopist/Hysteroscopist (Band 6)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a band 6 trainee nurse colposcopist uplifiting to band 7 on completion of accredititation. Once accredited, the expectation is that the post holder will undertake hysteroscopy training. The final grading will be Band 8a once both colposcopy and hysterscopy training are completed.

Main duties of the job

  • Under the supervision of the Lead Medical and Lead Nurse Colposcopist/Hysteroscopist, manage a patient caseload, providing expert assessment, evaluation and treatment within Colposcopist/Hysteroscopist care.
  • Under the supervision of the Lead Medical and Lead Nurse Colposcopist/Hysterscopist, assess, diagnose and manage the care of women referred to the colposcopy/hysterscopy clinic and communicate these sensitively with patients where the outcome may be emotive.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide support to patients via telephone when required.
  • Using Basic Counselling skills, empathy and sympthay to communicate to patients both face to face and over the telephone about complex and sensitive information.
  • To attend a BSCCP recognised National colposcopy meeting at least once every 3 years.
  • To attend a BSGE recognised National meeting at least once every 2 years.
  • In collaboration with the Lead Medical and Lead Nurse Colposcopist/Hysteroscopist, participate in the continuing development of these specialist services. That includes patient centred evidence-based programmes of care and a continuous quality improvement programme.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the multi-professional standards and clinical protocols for Colposcopy/Hysteroscopy services

For further information and full details of the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or Degree in nursing
  • NMC Registration/PIN
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development within gynaecology



  • Significant post-registration experience in gynaecology (recent)
  • Basic Counselling skills
  • Knowledge & understanding of related genito-urinary medicine & sexually transmitted infections
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Management of caseload


  • Ability to work as a core member of the multidisciplinary team



  • Knowledge of the NHS Constitution & 'Understanding the New NHS'
  • Knowledge of current issues in the profession and practice of nursing
  • Knowledge of management models, implementing change, and/or new clinical practices
  • Listening/counselling skills
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment (speculum, microscope, injections) and documentation
  • To be aware and adhere to rules of confidentiality regarding patient data


  • Knowledge of Colposcopy and the NHS Cervical Screening Programme
  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice, clinical effectiveness, research and audit
  • Proficient IT skills



  • Willingness to maintain BSCCP accreditation and CPD required to ensure this can be achieved

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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