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Fertility Nurse Specialist - Band 6 Gynaecology

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Fertility nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse/midwife with an interest in gynaecology to join our multidisciplinary Team. The team provides high quality care for women and undertake procedures and investigations.

You will need to be an experienced qualified nurse / midwife, with an interest in fertility. Experience in the delivery of a range of fertility treatment is desirable but not essential an awareness of specific legal and time requirements of the HFEA is preferable. Experience in ultrasound scanning is preferable but training will be provided for the right candidate.

Psychological support and education throughout the patient pathway is a key aspect of the role therefore excellent communication skills are essential.

Educated to Degree Level you will need to be highly motivated, forward thinking and innovative with a passion for providing high quality fertility services for women and couples.

Main duties of the job

Assist in daily running of fertility clinic, co-ordinating treatment cycle plans.

Coach patients to self-administer fertility drugs and obtain consent for treatment.

Provide information and advice on treatment and emotional support to patients face to face and over the telephone.

Perform venepuncture

Perform ultrasound scans for follicle tracking, baseline assessments and early pregnancy assessment.

Compliance to legislative and organisational codes of practice.

About us

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds we are proud of our Fertility Services. Cotswold Fertility Unit (CFU) is consistently one of the top satellite Fertility Units in theUK offering a full range of fertility services, including IVF and ICSI treatments tothousands of NHS and self-funded patients wanting to have a baby. The Cotswold Fertility Unit is based in Cheltenham but provides a county wide satellite service in liaison with Oxford, Bristol and Cardiff.

The team is highly experienced in IVF and the close links with other main units mean patients can expect to receive the same high level of care whether they choose to have their appointments in a satellite Centre or in the main unit.

The post is based within The Cotswold Fertility Unit currently at Lansdown Lodge, Cheltenham and Cheltenham General Hospital, but will require working across site at Gloucester Royal .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Monitor and support patients throughout their Fertility treatment.

Develop specialist skills and knowledge in fertility treatments. Provide education and emotional support to patients undergoing fertility treatment.

Assess patients, plan and implement care and provide specialist fertility support and advice about IVF and other treatments.

Perform ultrasound scanning to include follicular tracking, early pregnancy, baseline assessment scans and HyCosy Clinic and symptom management.

Work within the HFEA Code of Practice, NMC Code of Practice and work to performance standards set for Band 5 / 6 Nurses within Gloucester Hospitals Trust.

Refer to the multidisciplinary team or outside agencies for advice and support as appropriate.

Participate in data collection required by the Fertility Unit for statistics required by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

To be a highly skilled clinical expert with specialised knowledge in caring for patients with complex needs

Perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the relevant legislation, in particular the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act(1990), the Code of Practice (8th Edition) 2008 and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of Professional Conduct

Analytical and judgemental skills: required for assessment of patients, planning and implementation of care and provide specialist fertility support and advice about IVF and other treatments.

Promote the Fertility Unit and improve communication by liaising with other departments within the hospital and other agencies effectively and providing information/teaching session as appropriate.

In consultation with the multidisciplinary team, encourage innovation, research based practice and evaluation of new techniques within the Cotswold Fertility Clinic

Liaise with fertility network support groups.

Promote health education within the unit and take shared responsibility for ensuring an adequate supply of information leaflets for patients.

Be responsible for own professional development and the need to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge within this specialised department, ensuring that you keep up to date with current issues. To ask for advice and support as required.

Please see attached full job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Midwife with NMC
  • Recognised teaching qualification i.e.FLAP/998/997/ 730
  • degree level qualification


  • Have an accredited ultrasound qualification relevant to area
  • non-medical prescriber



  • Clinical experience or interest in fertility
  • Considerable experience as a Registered Nurse


  • considerable experience working within a NHS setting

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • excellent communication skills
  • adaptable
  • approachable
  • calm under pressure
  • organised


  • Demonstrate proven improvement in quality of clinical practice
  • decision-making skills

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cotswold Fertility Unit

Swindon Road


GL50 4DP

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