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NISHH Senior Staff Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This B6 nursing role is within the Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health and HIV Service (NISHH). As such it covers three of the main aspects of this fully integrated service, namely, Genitourinary Medicine (GU), HIV Medicine and Contraceptive and Reproductive Health (CRH). The post is to predominantly support the Contraceptive & Reproductive Health aspects of the service. However, the post will also include support for the GU and HIV specialties. This B6 role involves clinical diagnosis, treatment and care; giving support and advice; supporting research and providing education and information to clients attending the NISHH service. The post-holder will be primarily based at Northampton General Hospital in Northampton. The NISHH service is however a county-wide service and the post-holder may be asked to deliver services in other NISHH spoke/ outreach settings. Travel expenses will be included when travelling to a different site than the assigned main base which is the Northampton hub.

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited for senior staff nurse (band 6) post in NISHH. The post holder will be based at the Northampton Hub site with the ability to cover other hub and spoke sites if required. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, clinically orientated nurse to join an experienced multidisciplinary team. Operating an embedded integrated service model (in line with local commissioning expectations and national service specification) will provide the post holder with an opportunity to work in a busy county-wide service, meeting service user's needs for contraception, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and HIV treatment and care. As this position is primarily based within the Contraceptive/ reproductive part of our service, duties will include advice/education on contraception, fitting/ removal of implants, and IUD's , training will be provided to support these elements.

NISHH seeks a candidate with training and experience in Contraception and ideally some knowledge and experience of testing and treatment of sexual infections and HIV care. NISHH offers excellent training opportunities both in clinical specialist areas of Genitourinary medicine (GUM), contraceptive and reproductive health (CRH) and HIV, as well as in leadership and management skills for senior posts.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • UK NMC Registered Nurse in adult general nursing
  • Completion of a post registration course in sexual health and/or contraceptive and reproductive healthcare or willing to work towards
  • Experience of recent working in a sexual health (GUM/CRH/HIV) service in the UK within the past two years
  • Experience of working in sexual health in the UK and of following UK national guidelines at a Band 5 or above level with a sound knowledge of contraception and sexual health as evidenced by familiarity with BASHH and FSRH guidelines
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Competent in Implant fitter/Removal
  • Recent experience providing and advising on all Contraceptive method.
  • Experience of working and following UK national guidelines at a Band 5 or above level with a sound knowledge of contraception and sexual health as evidenced by familiarity with BASHH and FSRH guidelines


  • Completion of a recognised teaching/mentoring qualification
  • Counselling skills qualification
  • Management Training Course
  • Health Advising Training course
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Completion of a post registration course/further CPD courses
  • Evidence of training in microscopy
  • Research experience
  • Experience/ skills to fit and remove IUDs - or willing to train
  • FSRH Membership / or willing to join on appointment
  • Experience of Cervical cytology
  • Nurse Prescriber or willing to train towards this.

Skills and Abilities


  • An understanding of issues that affect individuals diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infections including HIV
  • Ability to communicate effectively with service users and team members
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible notes.
  • Be able to assess and treat patients with complex presentations, seeking support where necessary.
  • An understanding and ability to communicate with women at different stages of their reproductive years and provide advice on all options of contraception available.
  • Ability to be organised and take responsibility for caseload management
  • Ability to work often under pressure, making safe decisions within Trust/Directorate policies and protocols
  • Ability to communicate with service users where there is barriers to communication, and service users from a wide range of backgrounds.


  • Audit Management Skills
  • Supervisory Skills

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