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Specialist Screening Practitioner - Bowel Screening

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic nurse to join this exciting and fast moving service.

The main function of your role will be to assess participants fitness for colonoscopy, support them through the process including communicating results, providing a quality service and maintaining accurate records.

You will attend Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings and link with health promotion teams, work independently across Mid & South Essex Trust but with the back-up of a supportive team environment.

Its essential that you have good organisational and communications skills and you must be able to work flexibly as our screening lists may be undertaken 7 days a week with possibly some evening work

If you are considering making an application you are strongly advised to contact Karen Steggles, Lead Nurse on 01268 524900 ext. 1360 or email to arrange an Informal visit

Main duties of the job

You will be supported through a comprehensive induction including training and will be required to attend a 3 day residential course to use the Bowel Cancer Screening database.

You would be expected to complete a Specialist Screening Practitioner certificate within 12 months of employment at Liverpool John Moore's University.

The office base for our screening services is currently at Basildon Hospital, however, you will be expected to work across all of the hospital sites in the Mid & South Essex sites.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Are you an enthusiastic and dynamic nurse looking for a new challenge, then we would like to hear from you?

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

Person Specification

Experience and Qualifications


  • Worked withing Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery or Endoscopy
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Band 5 Qualified Nurse
  • NMC Registered


  • Worked within NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Full driving licence


  • Must have a full driving licence and have access to a car

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust




SS16 5NL

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