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Specialist Screening Practitioner (Nurse)

Job Reference: 421-PSC-0995C

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are proud to be awarded Bronze level Investors in People, which recognises our commitment to developing our staff and is an indication of how you will be treated when you work here.

Specialist Screening Practitioner
Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: £30,401 to £37,267 pa

Essential Requirements: NMC Registration

** Previous applicants need not apply**

Due to the continuing expansion of our current service, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a nursing position within the Bowel Cancer Screening team.

With the introduction of FIT testing, It’s a great time to join the National Bowel Cancer Screening and Bowel Scope Programme in Harrogate.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of care across multiple sites to service users identified by the screening programme. Your host site will initially be Harrogate District Hospital however you will be expected to work across Harrogate, Leeds and York, Eccleshill and Thorpe Park as there are many sites the programme works with.

The Bowel Cancer Screening programme has been running for 10 years and is well established, currently serving a population of 1.3 million.

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic Nurse who wants to assist in the continued development of the service to meet the increase in demand.  The successful candidate should be a Registered Nurse, with a postgraduate qualification or relevant specialist knowledge and skills, educated to degree level or equivalent in lower gastrointestinal disease, colorectal and/or cancer pathways. Knowledge of Endoscopy is desirable.

The ability to be flexible & organised in the workplace with a passion for delivering a quality and successful service is essential. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required to maintain and develop relationships with a wide range of internal and external contacts

You will be supported by Induction, training and ongoing development. You will have regular supervision, and an annual appraisal with learning opportunities.

The successful applicant will be expected to complete the Liverpool John Moore’s Screening Practitioner's course within the first 12 months of coming into post - this is a mandatory requirement for the role and includes a residential element.

We are a busy service and the post holder will be expected to work on his/her own initiative and as a part of a team. The hours of work are 37.5 per week, worked over 4 days and will include evening and weekend working.

We are a friendly team working in a busy environment. The role is varied and no two days are the same. If you are up to the challenge we look forward to meeting you.

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 further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Claire Whitehead, Programme Manager on 07748787429 or e-mail or alternatively Melissa Mellis, Lead Specialist Screening Practitioner on 01423 557571

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test, as required by UKBI.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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