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Specialist Screening Practitioner

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Ipswich and Colchester
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a rare and exciting opportunity for you to join our expert team to become a Specialist Screening Practitioner for the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Colchester Hospital is the Screening Centre for the North Essex Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. The programme delivers services from the endoscopy units at Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals, as well as nurse led clinics from these sites.

Due to an increasing population, recent changes to the screening age and the management of Lynch Syndrome surveillance via the programme we have opportunities to join our team on full or part-time hours (total of 66.5 hours available). In this post you will provide ongoing support to the programme and will be involved in the development and expansion of services.

There will be an individually structured induction programme with ongoing support and education/training to develop in the role. There is a national requirement, if successful, that you enrol on the Specialist Screening Practitioner degree module in Plymouth or Liverpool within the first year after appointment.

Flexible working is essential amongst the team to deliver the service efficiently at all sites and weekend and evening working will be necessary.

The post does involve travel to other sites, so a driving licence is required.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will be required to work as part of a national screening service, adhering to nationally and locally agreed policies and guidelines, working closely with the administration staff and the screening hub. You will contribute to the development and quality assurance of the screening programme.

You will have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and a relevant professional background. These are required to maintain and develop relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and provide expert support to patients and their families throughout the screening process.

We are looking for committed, enthusiastic, innovative and flexible individuals with the ability to prioritise a demanding and diverse workload. You will need to work on your own initiative and as a member of a growing and experienced specialist team.

The post does involve travel to other sites, so a driving licence is required.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Broad range of clinical experience
  • Proven post-registration experience with experience in a relevant area


  • Recent experience in gastroenterology/colorectal setting.
  • Involvement in service development and implementation of change



  • Current clinical registration
  • Evidence of continuous and personal development.
  • Teaching and assessing qualification


  • First level degree
  • Post-registration qualification in gastroenterology/Colorectal care at Diploma level and ability to undertake level 3 education.



  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of clinical governance.


  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of requirements of GRS, BSG, JAG and how these influence practice



  • Focussed in delivering best care for patients and continuous improvement to the service to meet patient need
  • Credible with an ability to inspire confidence in staff and others
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload effectively to meet tight deadlines whilst managing priorities
  • Capacity to build and develop relationships within teams and to maintain constructive working relationships at all levels
  • Motivational skills to encourage collaborative working and promote change


  • Motivational skills to encourage collaborative working and promote change
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook and Excel

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals (across sites)

Heath Road

Ipswich and Colchester


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