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Clinical Gender Specialist

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Exeter
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking to appoint a Clinical Gender Specialist in Gender Healthcare to join the West of England Gender Identity Clinic based at The Laurels in Exeter. This is a new substantive post following substantial investment in the clinic and will form part of a new Clinical Gender Specialist Team.

The West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic is a centre of excellence for the provision of advice and treatment for gender dysphoria for people aged 18 and older. We accept referrals from across the country and provide a personalised care and treatment plans to meet our patients individual needs.

Our multi-disciplinary team works with people who have a wide variety of needs related to their gender identity.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and have a flexible approach to service delivery. We are looking for a team player who enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary setting with highly experienced and skilled staff.

An essential criteria for this role is a willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery, including the Post Graduate Certificate in Gender Healthcare and/or the Non-Medical Prescribing qualification (for those who are registered nurses).

Main duties of the job

The role involves monitoring gender affirming hormones for trans male, trans female and non-binary patients. Part of this will involve close liaison with GP practices anywhere in England, as the Laurels is a national service. Excellent communication skills are vital in this role.

The post holder will be part of the team providing a service to patients and, on occasions their families, including direct and indirect clinical work. You will be required to support the Medical Lead and Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in service development, and contribute to overall Clinical Governance of the service.

Clinical Gender Specialists (CGS) are clinicians who provide a defined level of specialist assessment, support, and access to interventions for transgender patients attending the Laurels.

As a CGS you will work as part of the service to support patients in line with the NHS England national service specification.

The role requires a clinician with specialist skills to assess patients needs, and formulate treatment plans within a multi-disciplinary framework.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description attached

We are looking to appoint a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gender Healthcare to join the West of England Gender Identity Clinic based at The Laurels in Exeter. This is a new substantive post following substantial investment in the clinic and will form part of a new Clinical Gender Specialist Team.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional qualification (General/Mental Health/Learning Disability) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Maintains current registration with NMC or relevant Professional body.
  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery, including the Post Graduate Diploma in Gender Healthcare and/or the Non-Medical Prescribing qualification (for those who are registered nurses).


Desirable

  • Non-Medical Prescriber.
  • Relevant Masters degree or working towards.
  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration.
  • Training in transgender healthcare.
  • Training in gender diversity.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the Interface of psychological and physical aspects of healthcare.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the Trusts Non-Medical prescribing policy and local procedure.
  • Knowledge of the legal, social, and societal aspects of gender diversity.
  • Knowledge of prescribing and/or supervising the prescription of gender affirming medical treatment.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of individual patient case management responsibility.
  • Substantial experience of MDT working.
  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.


Desirable

  • Experience of clinical working with transgender and non-binary patients.


Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Address

WESGIC

11-15 Dix's Field

Exeter

Devon

EX1 1QA

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C9369-24-0402

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