Sexual Health Nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
16 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Sexual Health Dorset @ Bournemouth are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Sexual Health Nurse to join our friendly team working 24.5hrs per week permanent.

The role includes working in an integrated service in contraception and sexual health across Bournemouth & Poole. We offer a wide range of clinics and sexual health support such as Genito-Urinary Medicine/STI screening, HIV & PrEP clinics, LGBTQ+ support clinics, contraceptive clinics, Dorset Working Women's Project, Early Medical Termination Service and Target Outreach Support for young people and schools.

The service is open Monday - Friday between 8am & 8pm and the post holder will be required to work various shifts between these times, with some degree of flexibility.

Main duties of the job

To provide a comprehensive, efficient and evidence based service to patients attending for contraception and sexual health screening, treatment and advice. Nurses appropriately trained will assess, plan, undertake care and investigations and supply medications in a supportive and confidential environment, recognising when to refer. This will include the fitting, removal and change of subdermal implants and be able to counsel for IUS & IUD methods.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Recognised mentorship qualification
  • LoC SDIs
  • Recognised qualification in sexual health, e.g. DFSRH, BASHH Intermediate or equivalent
  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing


  • LoC IUTs
  • Cervical cytology competency
  • Non-medical prescriber

Job Specific Experience


  • Understanding of sexual health and national strategies
  • Knowledge of contraceptive methods
  • Demonstrable experience within specialty


  • Experience in the counselling of patients with STIs and /or HIV

Information Technology/Resources


  • Excellent IT Skills

Personal Qualities/Attributes


  • Good rapport with patients and team
  • Excellent communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Sexual Health Dorset

66-68 Palmerston Road,



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