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Specialty Nurse Endocrinology

Employer
Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa inc. Inner London HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

The Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) is the largest and oldest gender clinic in the UK, dating back to 1966. We accept referrals from all over the UK for adults with issues related to gender. We accept referrals for patients who are aged 17 years and older onto our waiting list. Patients will not be offered an appointment before their 18th birthday.

We are a multi-disciplinary team, including psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, speech and language therapists, and nurses.Wework together to provide holistic gender care, focusingon the biological/medical, psychologicalandsocial aspects of gender.

No specific specialty training is required to fulfil the clinical role. Individuals from a variety of medical or psychiatric backgrounds may have knowledge and skills relevant to the role, such as psychiatric or psychosexual assessment, hormonal management of endocrine disorders and menopause or experience in sexual and reproductive health and genitourinary medicine.

There is recognition that a successful candidate may not have the full breadth of knowledge and expertise required to fulfil the clinical role initially, especially if they have not worked in a gender identity clinic in the past. If this was the case, a period of induction and additional support from colleagues would be available. On-going peer support is available from the consultants in the team.

Main duties of the job

This role is to ensure that physical health needs of patients on hormone treatment are taken into account. In partnership with other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), the role supports patients' safe progression through the pathway, co-ordinating liaison with the patient, GPs, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals. This will involve facilitating and following up on appropriate and regular monitoring of hormone therapy with patients and GPs to coordinate the monitoring and management of hormone therapy, and running nurse-led clinics to review progress and health and wellbeing on hormone therapy whilst also providing a check-in service and additional point of contact with the GIC between core appointments.

About us

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults. With 500 staff across a number of sites, we are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people's lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health. For more information, please access the following link: https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for more details about the roles and requirements of the vacancy .

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration as a Nurse with the NMC
  • Degree level education or equivalent
  • Evidence of post graduate education and/or training relevant to the role


Desirable

  • Mentorship Qualification (or equivalent qualification such as Practice Assessor trained)
  • Post graduate qualification in Gender Healthcare


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of interpreting blood results
  • Clinical documentation, record keeping and report writing skills, including word processing and database skills
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written including via telephone, email, letters, reports and in meetings and consultations.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to work with other disciplines
  • Good understanding of use of evidence to inform practice
  • Ability to be self-directed and work semi-autonomously (with indirect supervision) and as part of a team
  • Ability to recognise and work within scope of practice, ask for assistance and escalate matters appropriately
  • Commitment to service development through audit and quality improvement programs


Desirable

  • Experience of working with gender clients


Employer details

Employer name

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Lief House, 3 Sumpter Close, Finchley Road, London,

London

NW3 5HR

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260-TP-656

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