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Trainee Nurse Hysteroscopist and Colposcopist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a highly motivated registered nurse who is trained or in the process of training to become a nurse hysteroscopist or colposcopist. This position is an exciting opportunity to further develop the skills to become an independent practitioner in both hysteroscopy and colposcopy. Full support and training will be provided within our well established team of nurse hysteroscopists and colposcopists. Upon completion of all training requirements the post will advance to band 8a.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and we would welcome informal visits.

Main duties of the job

To provide expert and evidence based care and treatment that is consistent with the individual needs of the patient. To provide clinical advice within the specialist area to enable patients to make informed consent and decisions about their care and understand the rationale of the investigations and treatments.

To play a key role in ensuring gynae-oncology targets are met and to propose service changes to improve efficiency in conjunction with the Deputy Operations Manager and Lead Cancer Nurse

The post holder is a recognised expert in the specialty, responsible for assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care programmes and undertaking specialist nursing procedures

Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to, and liaising with, other staff. This includes the provision of specialist education and training for other staff and students

Responsible for implementing a clearly defined integrated approach to patient care encompassing new treatments and evidence based care

Required to undertake research and lead clinical audits in own specialist area

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (

Closing date is midnight on 9 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 17 June 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our values and reputation for outstanding care Opportunities to experience a range of specialities Career and development opportunities Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team Research experience and opportunities Lovely location and quality of life Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Completion/currently undertaking either the hysteroscopy module at Bradford University or BSCCP Colposcopy training
  • Degree level education


  • Counselling skills qualification.
  • Expectation to undertake study at a Master's Degree level as part of training position with a focus within speciality role
  • Gynaecological oncology nursing course
  • Leadership training
  • Expectation to gain advanced communication skills training if not already
  • Expectation to undertake Advanced clinical assessment skills if not already



  • Significant relevant experience in the Specialty and ability to demonstrate expert nursing skills.
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice.
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching.
  • Experience of initiating and leading change
  • Managing and leading a team
  • Experience of budget management
  • Nurse hysteroscopy or colposcopy practitioner experience


  • Audit or research experience
  • Experience of presentation/publication at national/international level
  • Presentation and communication expertise
  • Practical experience of policy development



  • Understanding of evidence-based practice.
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance.
  • Understanding of patient pathway complexities and how to support the patient through this
  • In depth knowledge of national and international standards for colposcopy, the cervical screening programme/outpatient hysteroscopy and gynaecological oncology
  • In depth knowledge of colposcopy and post-menopausal bleeding services



  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due workload and colleagues' needs.
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time-management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead developments in practice.
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.
  • Demonstrate analytical and judgmental skills.
  • Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B



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