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Specialist Screening Practitioner

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Torquay and Plymouth
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A unique opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, enthusiastic and driven individual.

The South Devon Bowel Cancer Screening Centre manages the screening programme for the eligible screening population in a rolling two year programme, covering the geographical area of Torbay, the South Hams, Teignbridge, Plymouth and West Devon.

The Screening Centre has cross trust working arrangements with Plymouth NHS Trust, this being a screening site for the centre

As a Specialist Screening Practitioner within the Screening Centre, you will be working as part of the multidisciplinary team ensuring the delivery of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Main duties of the job

  • Specialist Screening Practitioners are the first point of contact for participants who have received a positive FIT test. They provide specialist advice, support and continuity of care throughout the screening pathway.
  • Making an assessment of fitness for colonoscopy, attending colonoscopy, managing the results handling process and referral to the multidisciplinary team if appropriate.
  • To provide information, psychosocial support and advice to patients undergoing screening for bowel cancer and their families/carers.
  • Co-ordinating and providing care from the screening centre to address the needs of individuals arising as a consequence of the screening programme.
  • Acting as the patient's advocate supporting them to navigate and make informed choices at all stages of the screening process.
  • To be a resource and provide specialist support and advice to other healthcare professionals regarding the screening process.
  • To work collaboratively with the screening hub, health promotion services, multidisciplinary colorectal teams

About us

The South Devon Bowel Cancer Screening Centre is hosted by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. It has screening sites at both Torbay and Derriford Hospitals, the Specialist Screening Practitioners are required to work across both sites. This will involve working at both Torbay and Derriford Hospital each week.

The Centre has responsibility for delivering the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme to Torbay, Plymouth, West Devon, Teignbridge and the South Hams

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification .


Person Specification



  • Level 1 registration
  • Relevant degree
  • Relevant experience
  • Full driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital.

Lowes Bridge, Torquay. TQ2 7AA

Torquay and Plymouth


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