Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Specialist Screening Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Band 6
full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
05/08/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (Oxfordshire) and we are seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic individual for the role of Specialist Screening Practitioner.


Successful applicants will require excellent communication, and holistic assessment skills, as well as a keen interest in endoscopy, polyp management and general cancer care. Previous experience in endoscopy, colorectal or cancer nursing would be advantageous. The applicant should have an appreciation for public health concepts, health promotion and cancer screening as secondary prevention. To ensure a patient centred service is offered, the ability to work across site and on some evenings and Saturdays is also crucial.


Based in the Endoscopy Department at both our John Radcliffe Hospital and Horton General Hospital, the role involves delivering autonomous nurse-led clinics, telephone follow up assessments and specialist practitioner support during endoscopic tests. In addition, regular health promotion activities are undertaken to promote the programme with primary care colleagues and the wider general population.


The successful applicant will receive a structured orientation programme, detailed IT training and a funded educational module (at either degree or masters level) specific to developing in the Specialist Screening Practitioner role. Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development and further academic study are available and actively encouraged.


If you think you have the skills and motivation to succeed in this role we are keen to hear from you. Informal conversations or visits to our team from interested parties are strongly encouraged.


For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Terry Tran-Nguyen, Programme Manager or Jill Weeks, Lead Specialist Screening Practitioner on 01865 220087.


Closing date: 5th August 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Terry Tran-Nguyen, Jill Weeks or Sue Williams on 01865 220087.