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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
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience in women's health, contraception or sexual health? Come and join our small supportive team at NISHH.

This B6 nursing role is within the Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health and HIV Service (NISHH). As such it covers three 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 Healthaspects of the service. However, the post may also include support for the GU and HIV specialties.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, clinically orientated nurse to join an experienced multidisciplinary team. The post will be primarily based at the NISHH clinic at Northampton General Hospital in Northampton.Clinics run Monday to Saturday, one 8pm finish a week and one -two Saturday mornings a month will be required. Full or part-time hours available. NISHH is a county-wide service and the post-holder may be asked to deliver services in other NISHH 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

  • Undertake your own clinic list.
  • Assessing medical history and providing women with chosen contraceptive method.
  • Give advice and provide asymptomatic STI testing to promote good sexual health.
  • Fitting and removing contraceptive implants and IUD's, training will be provided to support this element.
  • Work according to FSRH and BASHH guidelines.
  • Work according to national PGD criteria, and work towards non-medical prescribing.
  • Provide health education.
  • Cervical cytology.
  • Assess under 16 year old clients according to Fraser competency guidelines.
  • Assess wellbeing and safe behaviours in under 18's and vulnerable adults and make safeguarding referrals as necessary.
  • Refer clients to other parts of the service as required.
  • Support and manage junior staff.

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 fitting and removal or willing to train
  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Sexual Health Clinic Northampton General Hospital

Billing Rd



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