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Young Person's Contraception Nurse

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled and motivated individual to join our friendly nursing team within the Sexual Health Services at Sunderland Royal Hospital, the post is full time and permanent. The post holder will work with young people from the Sunderland catchment area providing contraception and sexual health care as well as working closely with outside agencies that provide services for young people. They will identify any child safeguarding issues and link in with and make appropriate referrals to the relevant services i.e. Safeguarding team or Childrens Social Care. They will identify those young people who are at high risk of pregnancy and provide support and education with regards to pregnancy options, contraception and safer sex.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be:

Committed to a high standard of service delivery, Confident and calm under pressure when working in a busy environment, Able to work flexibly and show willingness to work across locality clinics, In possession of excellent communication skills, Able to work both independently and as part of a team, Open minded in nature and not judgemental and Able to work in a highly confidential environment.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full duties of the role.

Work as part of the multidisciplinary team working under the direction of line manager/Matron

Assess care needs.

Develop programmes of care and implement and evaluate these programmes of care for young people accessing Contraceptive Services.

Undertake all relevant forms of care without direct supervision and take charge in the absence of the person with continuing responsibility.

Be expected to manage extremely sensitive situations.

Identify any child safeguarding issues and adhere to the Trust safeguarding policies and procedures.

Identify those young people who are at high risk of pregnancy and provide support and education with regards to contraception and safer sex.

Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field through the use of evidence based practice and in line with agreed national standards, and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.

Work as an autonomous practitioner within their sphere of practice.

Continuously improve clinical standards in line with clinical governance framework.

Exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code.

Contribute to training and education within the specialist area.

Provide specialist clinical advice and support to patients and clinical staff within the Trust on the management and care of patients within the specialist area.

Provide direct access for patients, either face to face or telephone consultation

Represent the service nationwide in the absence of the line manager/Matron.

Play a key role in ensuring that national and local standards/targets for the specialist area are met.

Comply with the Trusts vision, values and behavioural compact.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Skills


  • Basic IT skills
  • Understanding of contemporary nursing issues
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Knowledge of how to facilitate learning
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of current professional and clinical governance issues
  • Knowledge of research and clinical audit
  • Knowledge and experience of handling complex relationships and interpersonal dynamics
  • Venepuncture
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Practice assessor / practice assessor skills
  • Evidence of competency in relation to nursing practices appropriate to the post
  • Time management
  • Ability to assess, deliver, evaluate and benchmark quality care


  • Qualification in specialty
  • Resource management skills
  • Counselling and appraisal skills

Physical Skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy.
  • Carrying teaching equipment such as laptop, stationary etc.
  • Ability to undertake STI screening
  • Ability to perform IUD/IUS checks and removals
  • Ability to perform implant insertions and removals
  • Ability to perform cervical cytology



  • Current 1st level NMC registration
  • Degree in nursing studies or relevant clinical degree or evidence that currently working towards this (UK equivalent)
  • Mentorship certificate/Practice Assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Sexual Health or equivalent
  • Family Planning Certificate
  • Clinical skills accreditation or willingness to complete


  • Leadership and Management Course
  • Non-medical prescribing or willingness to complete
  • Counselling Certificate



  • Experience of care delivery
  • Minimum of 2 years contraceptive experience
  • Experience of Genitourinary Medicine
  • Evidence of leading a team
  • Evidence of leading innovation in practice
  • Evidence of practice development


  • Experience of coordinating care for a caseload of patients
  • Participation in recruitment and selection process
  • Experience in conducting research and critiquing clinical evidence
  • Experience in implementing quality frameworks

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Chester Lodge

Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road



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