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Senior Staff Nurse - Sexual Health

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc. Inner HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Senior Staff Nurse to join our Integrated Sexual Health team at Mortimer Market Centre. The Mortimer Market Centre is a large Integrated Sexual Health service in Camden, providing care to a diverse group of patients including a high proportion of men who have sex with men. We also provide complex contraception care through the Margaret Pyke Centre.

Clinical duties include assessing, examining and treating STIs, initiating patients on PrEP and contraceptive care including subdermal implants. The role also involves leadership and teaching opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be responsible for delivering a high standard of sexual and reproductive health care to patients. This will include delivering nurse-led clinics for Sexual Health and contraception, co-ordinating the clinic shift as well as mentoring health care support workers.The post holder will facilitate the learning experience and environment for nurses (both pre and post registration) and other health professionals undergoing training and education in the department. This will include supervising and mentoring students undertaking contraceptive and sexual health courses.

About us

The CNWL Integrated Sexual Health Service is made up of highly motivated and passionate teams with extensive experience and expertise in sexual health and contraception. The team at Mortimer Market Centre is friendly and dedicated to continually developing the role of the nurse.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESCLINICAL PRACTICE
  • To maintain a high standard of nursing care and service provision, testing, treatment and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and screening for HIV and other blood borne infections (BBVs) (relevance dependent on site of work).
  • To inform, advice, teach and counsel clients on all methods of contraception including performing sub-dermal contraceptive implant insertion and removal.
  • To obtain clear and thorough relevant histories from patients.
  • To examine patients and obtain appropriate clinical specimens according to clinic protocol.
  • To manage a range of symptomatic and asymptomatic female and male cases including discharge, genital ulceration and genital warts. (Relevance dependent on site of work).
  • To initiate Cryotherapy according to Cryotherapy protocol
  • To recognize signs and symptoms of complex and unstable health problems requiring medical review and refer on to appropriate health professionals
  • To treat patients within the confines of patient group directions (PGDs) and arrange prescriptions of treatments not covered by PGD and safely administer and supply these.
  • To perform microscopy according to protocol (relevance dependent on site of work)
  • To carry out partner notification processes.
  • To promote sexual health and wellbeing through advice and information giving.
  • To maintain clinical case notes including electronic patients records to a high standard.
  • To observe and adhere to clinic protocols and working guidelines.
  • To liaise with nursing colleagues, other members of the multidisciplinary team and external agencies.
  • To assist in provision of nurse led sexual and reproductive health consultation in an outreach setting.
  • To assist the HCSW (health care support worker) to set up clinics, maintain equipment and order supplies if required.
  • To take part in initiatives to engage users in the development of the services depending on site of work.

Please see the job description for further details.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN (NMC Sub-part 1 Adult branch)
  • nDFRSH/University Certificate in Contraception/ Reproductive Health or equivalent recognized training, or willing to train
  • LOC SDI or equivalent qualification or willing to train


Experience

Essential

  • Substantive experience in Sexual Health
  • Substantive post registration experience.


Desirable

  • Previous experience in management or team leader role


Skills & abilities

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • GUM & contraception patients in an nurse led setting
  • Experience of working with diverse client groups, including young people
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • PGD use in sexual health


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Mortimer Market Centre

London

WC1E 6JB

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333-D-SH-0350-A

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