Senior Sexual Health Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
West Sussex Integrated Sexual Health Service is looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic full time Band 6 Senior Sexual Health Nurse to work with our dynamic team in Chichester.

The post holder will be based in the integrated sexual health clinic at St. Richards, Hospital. They should be an experienced nurse in GUM and Contraception, LoC certificate for insertion and removal of subdermal contraceptive implants is required for the position. Candidates without the qualification will need to commit to undertake training towards the certificate.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop their skills in sexual health and contraception whilst running nurse led clinics. The position is based in Chichester, but staff will be required to work in the spoke clinic in Bognor which offer nurse provided services. Staff may on a rare occasion be required to work in our Hubs based in Worthing and Crawley.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be guided by the Team Manager in working on the continued development of the Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS) within the locality (hub and spokes).

As part of the wider ISHS team they work towards ensuring service provision meets the Key Performance Targets and professionally recognised standards and services in line with National and local strategy, the Department of Health '15 Steps' quality criteria and supports Patient First, a trust-wide approach to improving the quality of care offered to patients. The post holder follows national and local policy. They will liaise with a number of partnership agencies and practitioners, particularly those working with under 18 clients.

Working in both the hub and spoke clinic the post holder will demonstrate specialist knowledge in the assessment, development, care, delivery and evaluation of programmes of care for clients of all ages, often working in settings which are nurse only delivered. They will also share specialist knowledge and skills with all staff within the ISHS and those services being supported by the service.

In the absence of the Team Manager the post holder will provide line management, support and advice as necessary to the Band 5, Band 3 and 2 nursing and support staff working within these areas.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder provides specialist nursing advice and support to clients using/attending the integrated sexual health and HIV clinics, providing a comprehensive client centred service, which will give up to date, accurate evidence to provide and deliver factual and current information on all methods of contraception, sexual health including HIV, health promotion, health checks and other relevant services which will lead to empowering clients to make their own decision and appropriate choice.

The post holder is a member of the multi-disciplinary team. This includes medical, nursing, health advising, administration and management staff. Networking with relevant agencies such as those targeting hard to reach groups, e.g. Children Looked After (CLA), excluded pupils, asylum seekers, specific learning needs etc as well as other health care service staff is required to promote partnership working, education and health promotion.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Adult Nurse (General), Associate member or Diplomate of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care



  • Recognised qualification or equivalent experience working at Band 5 level minimum in areas of relevance. E.g. GUM, HIV Study at degree level or equivalent level of knowledge Nationally recognised approved CASH qualification e.g. NDFRSH NA 298/NA394/NA6138 ENB 90/900/R71 Letter of Competence for Sub Dermal Implants insertion and removal (or working towards) Recognised post basic qualification in teaching and assessing/Mentorship


  • Certificate in Good clinical Practice, Intermediate STIF competencies, Certificate in Management



  • Post qualification experience working at Band 6 level. Maintains a portfolio of work experience. Management experience. Participation in data collection for audit purposes. Supervision and teaching of learners/post basic students. Able to plan and organise workload for self and others on day to day basis. Knowledge of documents and initiatives relevant to sexual health. e.g. DH Knowledge around the safe use of relevant equipment Knowledge and maintenance of stock control



  • Experience of working in sexual health providing GUM and contraceptive care. Ability to run nurse only provided clinics Competent in utilisation of CaSH knowledge and skills Use of PGDs/nurse prescriber Microscopy Wart Treatment

People Management and Development


  • Proven ability of day today running of a department, including allocation and management of staff. Supervisory skills, presentation skills


  • Staff recruitment process and interviewing skills, Sickness management, Management of competency

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.

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

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St. Richards Hospital

Spitalfield lane


PO19 6SE

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