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Trainee Nurse Hysteroscopist

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 a year Starting at B6 rising to B7 on completion of training (AfC)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A opportunity to be supported to train as a Nurse Hysteroscopist within a forward thinking supportive ambulatory team of Consultants and nurses. You will contribute to the diagnostic 2 week wait pathway for gynaecological cancers along with diagnosis and management of benign gynaecological conditions.

Whilst training as a nurse Hysteroscopist you will be supported to complete the recognised BSGE training program for nurse hysteroscopy under direct supervision and within clearly defined parameters.

We have a proven track record of developing and training our staff to work within robust and supportive multi professional teams, challenging our nursing staff to develop advanced practice skills to enhance and add to the quality of care we provide for women within Worcestershire.

This role will be part of the Gynaecology Specialist nursing service providing professional peer support for the successful candidate.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide competent and skilled hysteroscopy procedures under the direct supervision of the lead Hysteroscopist . Whilst training as a Nurse Hysteroscopist it is expected that you will complete hysteroscopy training under initially direct supervision and within clearly defined parameters.
  • To work as a trainee nurse Hysteroscopist and not simultaneously as a registered nurse member of the clinic staff.
  • The Trainee Nurse Hysteroscopist will sit within the Specialist Nurse rota and be available to attend hysteroscopy clinics across the county Monday to Friday to ensure training needs are met.
  • To assist with the further development of and provide day to day clinical care within the Gynaecology Hysteroscopy Service for Worcestershire.
  • To provide effective leadership to more junior staff and to act as a positive role model.
  • As a member of the gynaecology directorate multidisciplinary team to have responsibility for ensuring assessment of care needs, development and evaluation of programmes of care ensuring the delivery of high quality care to patients.
  • To liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and co-ordinate all aspects of care in the best interests of the patient and family.
  • To contribute to the continuing development of practice to all members of the directorate. To supervise junior staff and to teach qualified and unqualified staff as appropriate.
  • To liaise closely with the Hysteroscopy lead trainer and any external mentors to ensure training needs are being met.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Clinical

With supervision to be responsible for a small caseload of clients for the assessment of care needs to include simple and complex clinical problems of the patient supported whilst training.

Responsible with supervision whilst training for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for the patient whose needs may be predictable or unpredictable and / or unstable and changing to ensure delivery of high standards of care.

To develop the independent skill through supervised training, mentorship and attendance at BSGE accredited hysteroscopy course

To attend and complete the post graduate certificate in diagnostic hysteroscopy and therapeutic management course for nurses as identified by the BSGE

To identify the requirements of the patient needs in elective / emergency situations and have the knowledge and skills to act accordingly

To establish and maintain effective communication with individuals and groups about difficult or complex matters to overcome any problems in communication and to ensure that appropriate information is shared and patient needs are met.

To support and involve patients / clients / carers relatives and liaise with and coordinate other members of the multidisciplinary team in the planning and delivery of individualised care.

To be responsible for maintaining patients records within agreed standards to ensure the care management plan is communicated to patients and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

Adopt a positive approach to infection control, actively contributing to infection control policy and practice.

2. Management / Leadership

To contribute to the effective use of physical, financial and human resources

Lead, supervise and provide training to new registered and non registered staff i.e HCAs and student nurses. To provide advice and support ensuring safe and effective care and that educational needs are met.

Contribute to discussion, debate and influence change in practice underpinned by research that is evidence based. This will include assisting the lead nurse in development of guidelines and policy with specific reference to Hysteroscopy

Act as a team leader where appropriate ensuring effective teamwork and promote healthy working relations with support from mentor /trainer.

Monitor and maintain own and others health, safety and security

To work within an ethical framework utilising the NMC code of conduct, defined policies, procedures, standards and protocols of the department, organisation to promote safe and effective evidence based practice and contribute to quality improvement.

To understand and take ownership of own training pathway with due consideration of the requirements of the BSGE for qualification.

In the absence of the Lead specialist nurse when deligated to take charge of an identified area of work and manage the standards of care and daily responsibilities, including work allocation, deployment and supervision of staff to ensure smooth running of the area.

3. Education and Continuing Professional Development

To maintain competency and produce evidence demonstrating continued professional development in the role of the Nurse Hysteroscopist .

To ensure that whilst training BSGE log book requirements are kept in a timely manner and trainer is aware of ongoing training needs.

To be conversant and comply with trust policies and regulations ensure attendance at trust mandatory training sessions and those deemed necessary to role. To Lead Hysteroscopy Nurse when further competency / development is required.

To participate in personal / career development plan to maintain and develop attitudes, skills and knowledge facilitating personal and professional growth in order to maximise contribution to and quality of service delivery.

To support the personal and professional growth of new, registered and non registered staff, and learners in order to maximise their contribution to and quality of service delivery.

To participate fully in the implementation of staff personal development plans to facilitate on going development.

4. Quality / Research and Development

To contribute to the audit of hysteroscopy services and develop a working knowledge of reporting system and quality initiatives within field of Hysteroscopy.

Demonstrate research awareness and ability to participate in and regularly support on going research in nursing / medical practice, clinical trials, medical research and equipment testing.

To work within an ethical and legal framework utilising the NMC code of professional conduct, defined policies, procedures, standards and protocols of the department / organisation to promote safe and effective evidence based practice and contribute to quality improvement.

To work within the guidance described within the BSGE outline statement and training Log.

Propose changes within own area of work using evidence based practice.

Report and investigate when delegated incidents in relation to Hysteroscopy nurse role using the DATIX reporting system.

5. Professional

To maintain a professional attitude at all times developing the role of the nurse in the best interest of the patient and profession in accordance with Nursing & Midwifery Council Standards and Guidelines.

To be aware of personal and professional development. To attend courses and conferences as recommended and approved by the Head of Maternity & Gynaecology.

Participate in research projects where appropriate, report findings within a multidisciplinary framework.

Implement research where appropriate.

6. Personnel.

Participate in devising induction programmes for newly appointed staff.

To assist the Department manager in monitoring staff performance when requested.

To assist the departmental manager / lead colposcopy nurse in the maintenance of day to day discipline within the department.

To inform the departmental manager / responsible consultant of staff failing to meet the required standard of performance, and taking appropriate action where required.

To counsel staff in relation to personnel and professional matters.

This job description will be subject to discussion and periodic review and may subsequently be changed by mutual agreement. On completion of training this job description will be reviewed and changed to reflect the role of independent nurse Hysteroscopist .

Person Specification



  • At least 3 years post registration experience in gynaecology at Band 5 or above in a ward or outpatient setting
  • Experience of facilitating nursing / medical student learning
  • Department based teaching
  • Managing clinical risk and incidents at department level
  • Evidence of management experience


  • Clinical audit activity
  • Risk assessment
  • Staff appraisals and professional development plan formation
  • Sickness absence / performance management
  • Complaints handling

skills and knowledge


  • Experience and knowledge within Gynaecology
  • Proven ability to communicate difficult or sensitive information
  • Able to break bad news / poor prognosis with empathy
  • Able to communicate with parents, relatives peers and other professionals
  • Clinically credible
  • Evidence of teaching and presentations skills
  • Proven ability to be organised and manage own time / workload
  • Awareness of health and safety issues and management of them
  • Able to prioritise and use of initiative
  • Fully aware of principles of infection control.
  • Able to produce written reports and articulate concerns regarding patient care / safety issues
  • Computer literate
  • Evidence of being up to date with current NHS / professional issues


  • Project management skills
  • Previous clinical audit experience



  • NMC The Code
  • Knowledge of person centred care
  • Promote peoples equality, diversity & rights
  • To ensure actions contribute to quality
  • Knowledge of the ageing process and related mental and physical health problems
  • Knowledge of clinical governance including audit and a commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of the individuals responsibility towards health and safety
  • Ability to travel across sites



  • RGN with current NMC registration
  • Educated to minimum of degree level
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Experience in Gynaecology Womens Health


  • Health/physical examination module Assessment Course
  • Non medical prescriber (V300 qualification)
  • Relevant gynaecology accredited CPD modules
  • Counselling module
  • Gynaecology ultrasonographer
  • ALERT / ALS provider or experience of caring for acutely ill adults

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


The Alexandra Hospital

Woodrow Drive



B98 7UB

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