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Colposcopy Nurse Specialist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our senior nursing leadership team working within the colposcopy service providing nurse led services alongside the colposcopy nursing team. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced nurse Colposcopist to join our expanding colposcopy and vulvoscopy service supported by the medical colposcopy team and the nurse consultant and colposcopy nurses.

The Colposcopy, Outpatient Hysteroscopy and Vulvoscopy service will berelocating to a newly designed dedicated diagnostic centre which is part of the North East London Network which will enable us to improve the waiting times for appointments and improve the patient experience.In addition the Vulvoscopy Service requires someone to champion the service, improve the pathways and work closely with the Lead Consultant.

The Lead Consultant will support the training and developmental needs required to support the leadership of the Vulvoscopy service and enhance the partnership between the specialist services within the division. This is an exciting opportunity for an nurse to work and support nurse led Vulva Clinics following an agreed period of training and achieving competence.

Main duties of the job

The senior nurse specialist will work with and support the Lead Consultant for Colposcopy and will be instrumental in delivering on all aspects of governance, risk, professional and operational leadership. Patient safety is fundamental to the excellence of the services, and the post holder will be responsible for ensuring the consistent delivery of evidence-based, safe and effective nursing, infection prevention, and safeguarding standards.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the senior gynaecology nursing team and will have key working relationships with divisional service management team and other senior nursing colleagues across the division. The successful candidate will provide strong and effective leadership, and clinical expertise in relation to colposcopy, the nursing team and other clinical colleagues. They will be an independent practitioner able to identify and implement new practices within their area of expertise.

This role will be integral in developing and sustaining effective relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the Health promotion and prevention agenda is delivered as well as reducing hospital attendances

The successful candidate will provide compassionate and visible leadership and be able to create a culture of excellence, driving forward service improvements whilst maintaining patient-centred care. We are looking for a dynamic and committed nurse, with the ability to communicate effectively across multi-professional boundaries.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

If you are a band 7 working with a dedicated vulvoscopy service and are in the process of completing your colposcopy accreditation and would like to be considered for the is role in relation to working towards the band 8a role please do apply.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered practitioner with the accreditation
  • Women's Health knowledge / Degree or working towards
  • Accredited colposcopist by the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP)


  • Teaching or Training qualification
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber or working towards



  • Substaive experience at senior practitioner level
  • Management of a nursing team

Other Requirements


  • Demonstrates an understanding of Trust Values

Management and Leadership


  • Staff management & Leaderships skills
  • Understands patient experience and management within the NHS
  • Patient safety awareness and the NHS process

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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