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Clinical Nurse Specialist / Locality Lead

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, committed, and experienced Sexual Health Nurse to provide a high-level quality service to the people of Worcestershire working 30 hours per week.

It is essential for the individual to have knowledge, clinical ability, and experience of working within sexual health and contraception services. You will be expected to undertake integrated clinics offering assessment, and providing treatments or contraception including implants and coils to those who need them. Holding a non-medical prescribing qualification is desirable.

You will be responsible for managing and leading the admin and nursing team and will need to have a background at senior level in nursing. The post holder will work closely with the medical team and will be an active part of the Senior Management Team.A small part of this role includes the management of the vasectomy service a dedicated team also supported by a medical lead.

Main duties of the job

As a service we deliver an integrated GU/contraception model and operate Monday to Saturday with a typical week involving working in our walk-in/booked sessions at our hubs.

As part of this role, you will be line managing a sexual health team and be involved in delivering support and training for staff, therefore previous management experience is essential. You will lead the delivery of Level 3 GUM and contraception nursing services in the hub and also be the lead for the Worcestershire Vasectomy Service.

You will have good leadership skills and a proven track record for delivering excellent patient focused care in contraception and GUM some experience of HIV care would also be beneficial.

The post holder will join the team at an exciting time as the service has been awarded a 7-year contract. Therefore, the successful candidate will play a vital role in providing and shaping the future delivery of the service.

The post holder will be based at Aconbury North in Worcester, our largest hub. The successful candidate will need to be flexible and should be able to travel across the County to occasionally provide cover when needed.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be responsible for day-to-day operational management of a Sexual Health locality and spoke(s), recruitment and retention of staff and staff development and training.
  • Play a key role in implementation of national strategies and targets.
  • Attend monthly Sexual Health Service senior manager meetings.
  • Ensure that staff have access to regular clinical supervision.
  • Be a source of advice and expertise on Sexual Health issues to all staff within the service.
  • Promote good practice and effective communication within the Trust, and represent the Sexual Health Service with other agencies, on all matters relating to the safeguarding of children and, in conjunction with relevant WHCT colleagues, ensure that issues relating to information-sharing and confidentiality are addressed.
  • Be responsible for on-going development of nurse-led services in sexual health to include training and support of nurses to use Patient Group Directions (PGDs). Support independent nurse practice.
  • Provide expert nursing care, encompassing contraceptive care and the assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with sexually acquired infected (SAIs), HIV and other genital conditions. Care of patients with associated sexual health problems.
  • Be responsible for managing nursing team(s) this includes recognising / changing the clinical services in response to local need and national targets / policies. Proactively work towards 48 hour access target and othernational targets and strategies.
  • Attend relevant meetings / forums.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Additional Criteria


  • Demonstrate values which fit in with sexual health service philosophy
  • Work flexible and unsocial hours
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role.



  • RGN
  • Degree in nursing or other relevant field
  • ENB 276 or equivalent
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • ENB 901 or equivalent
  • NMC Registered
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • ENB 934 or equivalent
  • Extended nurse prescribing course
  • Management or leadership qualification
  • Counselling certificate
  • Health promotion certificate



  • Specialist clinical knowledge at an expert level
  • Up to date knowledge of developments around sexual health and general nursing issues
  • A working knowledge of Clinical Governance Agenda

Skills & Abiltiies


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • IT Skills
  • Partnership in approach to working with clients
  • Project management
  • Respect for multi-roles working
  • Demonstrate ability to adopt a questioning approach to practice
  • Evidence of team building skills
  • Evidence of enthusiastic and motivated practitioner with involvement in change management



  • Demonstrate significant experience in a sexual health setting
  • Evidence of involvement in nursing research and audit
  • Innovation in practice
  • Experience of partnership working with other agencies
  • Respect and understanding of the needs of young people
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Teaching and assessing in clinical practice
  • Health advisor role


  • Managing a budget

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Aconbury North, Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Charles Hastings Way



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