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Specialist Screening Practitioner

Employer
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bury
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic committed individual to join the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) team as a Specialist Screening Practitioner.You should be a Registered Nurse with experience or interest in Lower GI disease. Experience of the role and the programme would be helpful, but not essential.

Main duties of the job

The main function of the post is 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. You will work independently in the community but with the back-up of a supportive team environment. It's 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.

Main duties of the job

The main function of the post is 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.

You will work independently in the community but with the back-up of a supportive team environment. It's 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.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 Moores University.The office base for our screening services is currently on the Fairfield Hospital Site. However, you will be expected to work across all of the hospital sites within The Northern Care Alliance and in outreach clinics in the community.

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. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website: https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/register-nurse-midwife/trained-outside-uk/how-to-guide/

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential

  • Substantial post qualification experience
  • Degree or willing to work towards
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Experience of participating in clinical audit
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to perform assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of specialist care
  • Basic IT skills
  • Able to manage and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Participated in service development and implementation of change
  • Ability to act on problems when identified
  • Ability to present written information in a logical manner
  • Good time management
  • Understanding of clinical governance and confidentiality
  • Willingness to undertake and successfully complete the Specialist Screening Practitioner course and any other training identified by the national programme
  • A good understanding of the national bowel cancer screening programme
  • Ability to travel to different geographical locations across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Experience of using databases
  • ENB 998 (teaching & assessors course) or equivalent


Desirable

  • Previous bowel screening experience
  • Endoscopy/cancer experience
  • Experience of working across organisational and professional boundaries
  • Full UK driving license with willingness to use own car for work purposes


Essential and desirable

Essential

  • Substantial post qualification experience
  • Degree or willing to work towards ? ENB 998 (teaching & assessors course) or equivalent
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Experience of participating in clinical audit
  • Experience of using databases
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to perform assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of specialist care
  • Basic IT skills
  • Able to manage and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Participated in service development and implementation of change
  • Ability to act on problems when identified
  • Ability to present written information in a logical manner
  • Good time management
  • Understanding of clinical governance and confidentiality
  • Willingness to undertake and successfully complete the Specialist Screening Practitioner course and any other training identified by the national programme
  • A good understanding of the national bowel cancer screening programme
  • Experience of using databases


Desirable

  • Previous bowel screening experience
  • Endoscopy/cancer experience
  • Experience of working across organisational and professional boundaries


Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Fairfield General Hospital

Rochdale Old Road

Bury

BL9 7TD

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