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Deputy Clinical Nurse Specialist - Sexual and Reproductive Health

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc HCA (pro rata)
Closing date
21 May 2024
We have the opportunity to recruit to a band 6 Deputy CNS on a 12 month fixed term contract in the Sexual and Reproductive Health department. We are part of the renowned Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, with three well-established community clinics serving the diverse population of South East London.

The position will be full time working 37.5 hours per week with the option to work compressed hours over four days.

We are seeking to employ an RN adult registered nurse with at least one year's strong clinical experience within or a specialty closely related to Sexual and Reproductive Health and would welcome your application form.

This post is based within a well-established nursing team based across our three busy community sites in Lambeth and Southwark (Burrell Street, Streatham Hill and Walworth Road clinics) which provide level-three Sexual and Reproductive Health services.

Clinically, our Deputy CNS team work with a diverse patient demographic providing a range of sexual and contraceptive services. Our service prides itself on it's well received staff development plan, enabling us to deliver safe and excellent care for our patients.

Closing Date: 19th May

Interview Date: 29th May

Main duties of the job

Joining our integrated service means that you will work dynamically, being supported to attain high levels of skills and knowledge and developing to the best of your ability as a Deputy CNS.

You will be involved with the day to day running of our clinics, and managing your own cohort of symptomatic patients. We provide a full range of sexual and contraceptive services, including the provision of PrEP.

Our nurses are trained to take patient histories, carry out examinations and diagnostics including microscopy. Our nursing team also deliver treatments under Patient Group Directions where suitable. Our Deputy CNS team undertake additional nursing duties for example Pharmacy Link Nurse or Infection Prevention Link nurse. They will also routinely take on the role of Nurse in Charge and help in the day to day running of the clinic.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In order to support you in this exciting role we will support and develop you to:

- Manage your own caseloads in sexual and reproductive health by providing you with an induction program that will enable you to work with your patients autonomously. However, there is always a senior clinician available for clinical support. There is also an ANP within the team who will be available to support with training needs.

- Deliver teaching/mentoring to our cohort of student nurses and midwives as well as the opportunity to deliver departmental teaching. We believe, as a department that our ongoing education is vital, and we run weekly academic mornings delivered by in-house and external speakers - essential within the rapidly changing field of sexual and reproductive health.

- Partake in quality improvement projects with support and training provided.

- Receive regular clinical supervision and you will be allocated anexperienced mentor/clinical supervisor.

- Be actively involved in day-to-day clinic management, and nurse-in-charge duties.

- Progress your career within the department with further training, including DFSRH contraception training, including the insertion and removal of contraceptive implants. When ready, our deputy CNS team are able to apply for CNS positions, Deputy Sister Positions, or Sister posts, depending on individual experience.

We strongly advise potential applicants to read the job description in order to ensure their suitability for the position offered and to look at our websites to gain an insight in to what our services offer. Please make it clear in your application what specific clinical skills you have related to Sexual Health and any courses or training you have completed or are in the process of completing.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse (adult branch) with active NMC registration - RN Adult
  • Post registration qualification in or can demonstrate relevant experience and competence within field of sexual and reproductive health


  • LARC qualification, DFSRH, FRT
  • GUM qualification, STIF training



  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of SRH
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information
  • You will be able decide how best to achieve expected results, whilst acting within clearly defined policies/ procedures and codes of conduct



  • Experience of co-ordinating a shift
  • Experience of teaching and assessing students and junior staff
  • Experienced and competent in the management of patients within the speciality


  • An understanding of audit, reasearch and quality improvement based nursing practice

Values and Behaviour


  • Values and Behviour

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Burrell Street, Walworth Road, Streatham Hill Clinics

4-5 Burrell Street



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