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Pregnancy Advisory Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exiting opportunity has become available, for a Band 6 nurse, to work in the Pregnancy Advisory Service (PAS) at Central Health Clinic.

PAS is a Nurse delivered, Consultant covered, service based at Unity Sexual Health (Central Health Clinic). The role involves patient consultations, ultrasound scanning, informal counselling, sexual health screening, giving contraception advice and consenting for abortions.

May include some evenings.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a full range of nursing skills within the Pregnancy Advisory Service. This may include evenings
  • Provide a confidential and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services including use of Fraser Guidelines
  • Administer and / or issue prescribed medication as appropriate following NMC professional guidelines, working from PGDs or Non-Medical Prescribing as appropriate
  • Use professional judgement to seek advice or refer to medical colleagues
  • Be aware of and adhere to NMC, Trust and Directorate policies and procedures
  • Adhere to departmental protocols, procedures and guidelines for clinical care in order to ensure that a high standard of care is delivered to all service users
  • Perform testing, obtain swabs and specimens as appropriate and provide advice and information to patients regarding cervical cytology
  • Provide health promotion relevant to patient needs
  • Promote sexual health and in particular advise about the transmission of sexually transmitted infections and ways of reducing those risks
  • Undertake pregnancy tests and refer to and liaise with other professionals as appropriate, providing pre pregnancy advice and information as required
  • Perform ultrasound scanning to confirm pregnancy and gestation
  • Participate in and run nurse led clinics, and be able to use professional judgement to seek advice or refer to medical colleagues or other agencies


About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Post Registration nursing experience
  • Experience of instruction and assessing in clinical practice
  • Experience of leading or managing a team
  • Experience of working with all age groups, genders and sexualities
  • Experience in ultrasound scanning independently
  • Relevant experience in safeguarding


Desirable

  • Experience working in contraception and sexual health
  • Experience working in abortion services


Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse / 1st Level Registration
  • Current NMC Registration


Desirable

  • Recognised Contraception and Sexual Health Course
  • Qualification in Teaching, Assessing and Mentoring


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication and negotiation skills - to staff, patients and relatives, including in situations of conflict or distress
  • Strong organisational skills - prioritising complex situations
  • Skills in caseload management and record keeping
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead and influence change
  • Demonstrates an ability to take overall responsibility and accountability
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet the needs of a changing service
  • Demonstrates an ability to act as facilitator, mentor and supervisor to colleagues
  • Information technology skills: including MS Word Outlook MS Excel MS Powerpoint
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, autonomous and show initiative
  • Innovative
  • Demonstrates a non-judgement attitude
  • A good team player


Public Sector Language Competency

Essential

  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

Central Health Clinic

Tower Hill

Bristol

BS2 0JD

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387-M-2702-EP

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