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Senior Sexual Health nurse with specialist interest in Outreach

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable Senior Sexual Health Nurse to join our caring and progressive team in Margate.

We're a close team but we're never exclusive, if you can bring a professional approach and fresh ideas we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Our team delivers high-quality evidence-based care to people to support their sexual health needs.

You'll be part of an enthusiastic and passionate team dedicated to keeping people in Kent and Medway safe and well, now and in later life, by providing contraception, treatment for sexually-transmitted infections, and advice and support to maintain healthy relationships.

You'll provide sound clinical judgement and leadership to support our team to safely deliver patient-centred care, and consistently monitor quality and progress in a challenging but rewarding environment.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 20th December.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Nursing or midwifery qualification and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Degree level or equivalent professional qualification Evidence of Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice or willing to work towards a Sexual health qualification Mentor qualification Evidence of band 6 competencies using the Sexual Health Nurse Competency Framework or willingness to work towards


  • Working towards Master level study Clinical leadership, management or supervisory qualification DFSRH HIV Qualification STIF Intermediate/ STIF Integrated LOC Implant insertion/removal



  • Practical experience in managing health related projects/ complex caseloads Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience Minimum of 18 months experience in working within a sexual health service or infectious disease service or acute medical experience or other relevant discipline. Understand and experience of the principles of partner notification for bacterial sexually transmitted infections. Asymptomatic STI screening, testing and management of symptomatic male and female patients


  • Experience of leading and managing teams Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / E-roster/ TAPs/ CIS) Experience of working in a community environment.Understand and experience of partner notification for all sexually transmitted infections including HIV.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups Strong influencing and negotiating skills Competent to undertake cervical cytology screening or willingness to undertake training Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of sexual health and local services. Knowledge of current research in sexual health speciality. Understanding of confidentiality in relation to sexual healthcare Issue selected treatments for contraception under advanced Patient Group Directions Competently complete care pathways for patients requesting sub-dermal contraceptive implants / intra-uterine devices. Competent in the diagnosis and management of bacterial and viral STIs Competent in microscopy, or willing to gain this competence Able to recognise complex/ unstable health problems E.g. PID/seroconversion. Competent to run a nurse-led clinic

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to manage and lead change Ability to work under pressure Flexible and adaptable


  • Willing to undertake locum duties across nearby localities if able. Car owner/driver.

Ability to Manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda for health Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, considering Trust policies and procedures. Ability to manage own time effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust





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