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Sexual Health Nurse Practitioner

Employer
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gateshead
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PRO RATA FOR PART TIME HOURS
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Post - 22.5 hours per week

South Tyneside and Gateshead sexual heath team has an exciting opportunity for a passionate and committed Sexual Health Nurse Practitioner. This part time role (22.5 hours) will be predominantly based within the community sexual health clinic at Gateshead Sexual Health Service in Trinity Square Health Centre, however, to meet service need, the post holder may also be required to work from Palmers Community Hospital in Jarrow.

We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrable experience of working as a nurse within an integrated sexual health service and is competent, working within agreed guidelines to sensitively manage the patient journey.

We are a friendly, community based, multi-disciplinary team, committed to delivering high quality, integrated sexual health care for the local population. The post holder will work as part of the wider sexual health team and will be required to liaise with the clinical colleagues regularly to support effective running of the clinic and provide an excellent service for our patients.

Main duties of the job

The sexual health service is part of the community directorate within South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will be a registered nurse with the NMC, with evidence of previous experience working within an integrated sexual health setting,

To coordinate the delivery and development of the sexual health service through the use of effective evidence based practice in line within agreed national and local guidelines.

Working within clinical guidelines to manage episodes of care in both sexual & reproductive healthcare and genitourinary medicine.

Maintain and respect strict confidentiality standards for service users

Maintain a sensitive and non-judgemental approach when working with service users.

The post holder will be required to work evening and weekend duties as part of a monthly roster.

The post holder will be required to travel to outreach clinic locations and for meetings as necessary.

Able to work effectively as part of the wider sexual health team and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

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. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

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 see attached Job Description for full details

To co-ordinate the delivery and development of the sexual health service through the use of effective evidence based practice in line with agreed national standards for patient safety and monitoring.

To be accountable for the planning and delivery of safe, effective and compassionate patient care in relation to dedicated pathways of care, working as an autonomous practitioner.

To continuously improve clinical care standards in line with the clinical governance framework.

To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code of Conduct.

To ensure effective communication internally and externally regarding patient care and resources.

Provide education and training to clinical staff across the Trust.

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

To provide direct access for patients, either face to face or telephone consultation.

To represent the service nationwide.

To play a key role in ensuring that national and local standards/targets for the sexual health are met.

To manage/lead practitioner led clinics in relation to reviewing patients and play a key role in optimising complex treatment regimes.

To undertake research relevant to the needs of the specialist area.

To comply with the Trust vision, values and behavioural compact

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current 1st level NMC registration.
  • Degree in nursing studies or relevant clinical degree (UK equivalent).
  • Practice assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience. Recognised competency based qualifications in integrated sexual health e.g. Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Contraception in Practice, or Integrated Sexual Health Module, or equivalent.
  • Cervical cytology qualification.
  • Evidence of competency achievement in Sub-dermal implant insertion and removal.


Desirable

  • Non-medical prescribing or willingness to complete.


Experience

Essential

  • Previous clinical experience of working within an integrated sexual health setting.
  • Experience of leading a team or experience of supervising junior staff.


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of innovation in practice.
  • Evidence of practice development.
  • Awareness of national health and social care policy.
  • Knowledge of best practice in sexual and reproductive health.
  • Knowledge of current issues relating to health service provision and the public health agenda.
  • Ability to practice confidentially within legal frameworks and policies.
  • Clinical teaching experience.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of IT packages.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.


Desirable

  • Termination of pregnancy decision making and referral skills.


Physical Skills

Essential

  • Developed physical skills with a need for accuracy to undertake for example: Venepuncture/Administration of local anaesthetic/Insertion of contraceptive implant.
  • Basic keyboard skills.
  • Use of electronic resources to input, save and provide data and information, making full use of the electronic record system.


Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trinity Square Health Centre

Trinity Square

Gateshead

NE8 1AD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9155-CMNM-1123-30-1

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