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Specialist Bowel Cancer Screening Practitioner

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Dependent on experience
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two band 6 registered nurses to join the BCSP team. One full time 37.5 hour post and one part time 30 hour post will be available to join a team of Specialist Screening Practitioners (SSPs) to deliver a high quality, effective and forward thinking and expanding screening service.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of care to the screening population identified by the screening programme across multiple sites in Nottinghamshire. You will also get the opportunity to be actively involved in the screening centre health promotion strategy to improve patient outcomes for our local population.

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required to maintain and develop relationships within a wide range of internal and external contacts.

The successful applicant will be expected to have started the Screening Practitioner's course at Liverpool John Moore's University within the first 9 months of coming into post - This is a mandatory requirement for the role and includes a residential element.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a first level registered nurse with evidence of post registration experience and professional development. A postgraduate qualification or relevant specialist knowledge and skills to degree level or equivalent in lower gastrointestinal disease, colorectal and/or cancer pathways and knowledge of endoscopy is desirable

The ability to be flexible & organised in the workplace with a passion for delivering a quality and successful service is essential. Induction, training and ongoing development will be supported by the team and Lead Screening Practitioner.

We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic, innovative and flexible individual with the ability to prioritise a potentially demanding and diverse workflow and to work on his/her own initiative and as a member of a growing team.

As the service delivers screening across two Trusts: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust, a full clean UK driving license, willingness and ability to travel between sites, and own transport is essential.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Previous Applicants Need Not Apply

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details of the vacancy.

Informal visits are encouraged.

Person Specification



  • Ability to travel between multiply sites has own transport
  • Flexible working ability to work evenings and potentially weekend if required
  • Level one NMC registeration , Proven experience at band 5 with the ability to manage the clinical area and supervision of other staff
  • Post basic study and a willingness to complete the John Moores Bowel Cancer screening qualification
  • Full Clean UK Driving License


  • Degree in Adult Nursing
  • Recent or current experience within a related speciality
  • Demonstrate leadership skills /mentoring course
  • Minimum 3 years experience at Band 5, including experience within acute hospital setting

role requirement


  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills , basic IT skills


  • Knowledge of the Bowel Cancer Screening programme

Role Requirement


  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to relatives carers and staff


  • evidence of providing formal teaching sessions

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


NUH City Campus

Nottingham City Hospital



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