Specialty Doctor Locum in Sexual Health/ HIV

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience £33,790 - £53,132 per annum plus London Weighting
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Applications are invited for a full time Specialty Doctor (10 Programmed Activities) fixed term (1 year) post in Sexual Health/HIV based at the Jefferiss Wing, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. You will join a multidisciplinary team of Consultants, Specialty doctor and associate specialists, Specialist trainees, GP trainees, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Pharmacists in the Sexual Health and HIV department. The post holder will be expected to participate predominantly in Sexual Health outpatient services and will have the training and experience necessary to provide a full range of integrated sexual health and reproductive care services. An ability to support elements of the HIV outpatient service is desirable. This is a 10PA vacancy with a weekday evening clinic, but no on-call or weekend commitments at the present time.

The post holder will be encouraged to develop a relevant specialist interest under the direction of the Heads of Specialty for Sexual Health and HIV according to the needs of the service. They will contribute to the leadership of the outpatient clinical team, education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff and other healthcare professionals and to the development and support of clinical research. They will participate in clinical governance and service development activities and will work closely with the appropriate clinical management teams.

Main duties of the job

The vacancy consists of 10Pas for a 1 year fixed term. The post holder will undertake mainly Sexual Health outpatient duties including Core Sexual Health and LARC clinics (IUT) and an evening Sexual Health clinic on a weekday. There will be no on-call or weekend commitments at the present time. The post holder will at times be the designated supervising senior on the clinic floor and will support and clinically supervise junior clinical staff members and manage patient flow across the Sexual Health clinic.

The post holder will also play a role in clinical leadership, education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff (including a key role in induction) and other healthcare professionals. They will participate in service development, clinical governance and development and support of clinical research.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career. Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

POST: Locum Specialty Doctor in Sexual health and HIV


The successful candidate will work as a Specialty Doctor (10PA) in a busy and dynamic Sexual health and HIV service based at the Jefferiss Wing, St Marys Hospital, Paddington. The post holder will join a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality sexual health and HIV services within the strategic framework agreed by the team. They will participate predominantly in Sexual Health outpatient services (mainly Core Sexual Health and LARC) and provide support and clinical supervision to the junior members of the clinical team. They will additionally contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff and other healthcare professionals, will play an active role in service development, clinical governance and support of clinical research.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications Higher qualifications


  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Full registration with the GMC at time of appointment with a license to practice
  • Equivalent of at least 4 years' full-time postgraduate training of which at least 2 years are within HIV/GUM ST level [minimum of ST2 level competency achieved
  • LOC in IUD/IUS/implant insertion


  • Successful completion of MRCP (UK) or equivalent at time of application
  • MD, PhD
  • DipGUM

Academic achievements including research/publications


  • Research Skills: Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management & evidence-based practice.
  • Understanding of basic research principles, methodology & ethics, with potential to contribute to research


  • Evidence of relevant academic & research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards, distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements



  • Able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements

Clinical expertise in Specialty/sub specialty


  • Able to manage unselected sexual health clinic patients including complex STI presentations and reproductive healthcare
  • Able to support and clinically supervise junior clinical staff
  • Able to prioritise clinical need and coordinate patient flow across the Sexual Health service
  • Proven ability to work effectively in the outpatient settings required in the post


  • Experience of assessing emergency outpatient presentations of HIV positive patients

Leadership/ management skills


  • Able to take responsibility, show leadership, make decisions, exert appropriate authority
  • Have proven skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of colleagues.
  • Knowledge of finance/budgets
  • Management of staff


  • Leadership experience

Teaching and training


  • Experience of teaching and training undergraduates/postgraduates and junior medical staff



  • Understanding of principles of clinical audit


  • Evidence of active participation in audit



  • Is up to date and fit to practice safely
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice including: oGood clinical care oMaintaining good medical practice oGood relationships and communication with patients oGood working relationships with colleagues oGood teaching and training oProfessional behaviour and probity oDelivery of good acute clinical care
  • IT Skills and computer literacy
  • Up to date adult resuscitation training

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St. Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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