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Bowel cancer Screening
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Bowel Cancer Screening
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum
08/02/2019 23:59
Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust logo

Specialist Screening Practitioner/Polyp Link Nurse

Band 6

We are one of the busiest university teaching hospital trusts in North West England. We manage three hospitals based on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.  Our hospitals have often been at the forefront of medical breakthroughs during our long history at the heart of the city.

We will soon be opening a new state of the art hospital. The new hospital will provide every patient with a single bedroom with en-suite facilities. We believe that modern healthcare is as much about privacy, comfort and dignity as it is about pioneering treatments and cutting-edge technology. Please look at our digital pack for videos and further information: Recruitment Info 



Bowel cancer is a major health problem in England. In 2011 41,581 people were diagnosed with bowel cancer and in 2012 16,187 people died of the disease. The Liverpool and Wirral bowel cancer screening programme based at the Royal Liverpool hospital was established in February 2014 to serve the population of Liverpool, Wirral and Knowsley and is one of the best performing services in the North West of England. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new specialist screening practitioner/polyp link nurse to join the team. You will be dynamic, highly motivated and flexible in your approach to work. You will be responsible for delivering the highest quality of care to patients identified by the screening programme and will meet the needs of these patients, including assessment for endoscopic procedures. You will need to be able to make clinically informed decisions to manage patients along the screening pathway and follow them up afterwards. Additionally the Royal Liverpool Hospital offers a specialist service for large and complex lesions and you would become in time a part of this specialist team including pre-assessment, management and follow up of these patients. Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details. Essential requirements: RGN registered with the NMC, ability and willingness to work flexible hours and be able to travel between the centres associated sites across the region as required by the job role. Previous endoscopic, gastroenterological or bowel cancer screening experience is desirable but not essential.

For further information or informal discussion about this post please contact Mercy Mbuyongha, Lead Specialist Screening Practitioner on 0151 706 4983.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI 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.

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

Mercy Mbuyongha, Lead Specialist Screening Practitioner on 0151 706 4983.

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 706 4666