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Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Clinic Manager

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Bishop Auckland
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a motivated, innovative and experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Clinic Manager to join our team in County Durham (based in Bishop Auckland Hospital). The successful candidate will lead and support the multi-disciplinary Sexual Health team, and ensure the safe and effective running of the department. We deliver sexual health services across County Durham from two Level 3 Hubs and nine Level 2 Spokes.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for making professionally autonomous decisions, for which they are accountable, assessing patients who may present with both undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems, as well as for follow up routine care.

The post holder will provide community and / or hospital based sexual health services within an identified Hub area, providing this level of cover when required across the associated localities and will liaise closely with the other Advanced Nurse Practitioners within the Service.

The post holder will prescribe relevant treatment as a non-medical prescriber.

The post holder will have significant responsibility for ensuring the delivery of the key performance indicators within the sexual health service specifications and will operationally performance manage the team to ensure this happens.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide day to day management of the clinic. This will include safeguarding, health and safety, ordering, appraisals / training, patient group directions and signing off Health Roster / allocated administration time.

To independently initiate, diagnose, treat and/or review patients, for a number of STIs and/or genital conditions and contraception.

To organise and develop case work in relation to Health Adviser/Clinical Nurse Specialist in GU including patient education, prevention of infection, partner notification and relevant ongoing support

Provide clinical advice and support to all nurses/nurse practitioners in the speciality

Provide specialist clinical and professional advice as the speciality evolves, develops and changes within the specialist group

Assist in the development of clinical policies and protocols for the speciality

Provide specialist advice and information regarding a full range of contraception and STI/genital conditions

Provide brief interventions (smoking, substance misuse, etc) in consultations

Assessment and referral of patients with safeguarding issues

Provide HIV prevention, diagnosis, support and ongoing care for HIV patients

To utilise excellent planning and organisational skills when planning service delivery, planning staff cover of an appropriate skill mix and comparing a range of options for safe service delivery

Overseeing the organisations as well as teams objectives when planning and implementing programmes of care and service delivery

Ensuring that the service delivers its core specification within allocated resources, including the establishment and review of booked procedure and walk in clinics.

Ensure the provision of effective management, supervision, appraisal and support to staff by promoting a culture of continuous learning and development.

Review workforce planning with the other Advanced Nurse Practitioners within the Service, and be responsible for the recruitment and selection of nursing staff

Ensure a high standard of record keeping is achieved in line with CDDFT and professional standards including activity and service monitoring data collection

To teach and assess a range of medical and nursing clinical staff and their competency in clinical skills and assess their knowledge and its application.

Provide line management support (including annual appraisal) to an agreed number of staff

The post holder may be required to undertake other duties within the commensurate with the grade and experience.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Health Related subject
  • Accredited Contraception qualification, or willing to work towards
  • Completion of Sexual Health Integrated Pathway incorporating health advising/STI management Health Advisor training


  • Counselling Certificate/formal training

Statutory Registration


  • 1st level Registered Nurse
  • Non-medical prescriber



  • Significant level of current/recent practice which includes initiation of medicines for contraception and/or STI management working as an NMP
  • Experience at developing guidelines and protocols on a multidisciplinary level
  • Experience dealing with complex sexual health cases (including safeguarding)
  • Experience as a Sexual Health Advisor
  • Evidence of budgetary control, managing budgets


  • Previous management/supervisory experience

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Sound knowledge of national strategies/policy drivers and legislation in relation to sexual health and contraception
  • Clinically competent in independent assessment, genital examination, screening and the management of uncomplicated STIs possessing the required level of knowledge to underpin this practice
  • Competent in the use of microscopy
  • Clinically competent in independent assessment for and initiation of all common methods of routine and emergency contraception possessing the required level of knowledge to underpin this practice
  • In depth knowledge of policies and procedures surrounding care of young people under 16
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Competent use of IT
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm and commitment
  • Able to work flexibly under pressure, rapid pace, and with an unpredictable work pattern
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, on own initiative and to deadlines
  • Ability to plan and organise the workforce to ensure safe service provision


  • In depth knowledge and understanding of NHS & LA structures and services
  • Strong relationship development and management skills with senior management team and senior clinical colleagues
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of partnership working
  • Budget management skills
  • Competent in undertaking cervical cytology

Special Requirements


  • The ability to work in a flexible way, including evening and weekend work
  • Ability to travel independently to fulfill the requirements of the post


  • The ability to work in a flexible way, including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel independently to fulfil the requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Bishop Auckland General Hospital

Cockton Hill Road

Bishop Auckland

County Durham

DL14 6AD

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