Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Lead Specialist Screening Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£31,383 to £41,373 pa
01/10/2017 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


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

The successful applicant will have leadership and managerial responsibility to lead the nursing team as programme prepares to further expand the Bowel Scope Screening across the county. You will work closely with the Programme Manager and other senior team members across the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a high quality, seamless patient care journey for participants of bowel cancer screening. The role is diverse and offers a challenging opportunity to participate in clinical practice, resource management, local audit, local governance and clinical supervision of Specialist Screening Practitioners.

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 and support during endoscopic tests. In addition, regular health promotion activities are undertaken to promote the programme with primary care staff and the wider general population.

Successful applicants will need to evidence both clinical ability and experience in staff management and development. Experience in endoscopy, polyp management and general cancer care is advantageous however not essential. The successful applicant will be required to work across site and have the flexibility to support screening lists on some evenings and some Saturdays.

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

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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

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 or Sue Williams on 01865 220087.

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