Nursing - Specialist Screening Practitioner

  • Job Type Bowel Cancer Screening
  • Salary £28,050 - £36,644 per annum / pro rata
  • Closing Date 23/07/2018
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SSP-331
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part Time 18.75 Hours per week
  • Contact Julie Barrett / Philip Fewtrell
  • Telephone 01743 492470 / 01743 492470

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Shropshire Bowel Cancer Screening Centre for a part time band 6 Specialist Screening Practitioner. The post holder will be required to work closely with the existing team to meet the requirements of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening and Bowel Scope Programmes. You will be responsible for the provision of information, patient assessment and the support of individuals throughout their screening journey. You will participate in nurse-led clinics ensuring the safe preparation of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. You will provide psychological support through diagnosis and treatment, co-ordinating the seamless transition of on-going care. The post holder will have a shared responsibility to meet the Trust, Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and national targets.

You will be required to undertake training in the use of the bowel cancer screening IT system and undertake the NHS BCSP Bowel Cancer Screening Practitioner Programme (Level 6 or 7) at John Moores University, Liverpool, which will require you to study away from home. In-house training and mentor ship will be provided to fulfil the requirements of the role.

Potential applicants should be a registered general nurse with previous experience at Band 5. Areas of knowledge should include the management of colorectal disease, knowledge of the cancer pathway and advanced communication skills. Good IT skills are essential as the programme is subject to significant national clinical audit.

This post is for 18.75 hours per week, flexible working over a 7 day week including evenings across both the Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals.

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