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Clinical Nurse Specialist Endocrinology

Employer
Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£49,036 to £55,049 a year pa including Inner HCAS
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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. We work together to provide holistic gender care, focusing on the biological/medical, psychological, and social aspects of gender.

Main duties of the job

Working together with the Consultant Lead Endocrinologist, the CNS plays a vital role, in monitoring and managing physical health and endocrine needs of patients under the care of the Gender Identity Clinic. This work is pivotal in ensuring that hormones are initiated, reviewed, and altered with minimal delay. This requires forming close working relationships, on-going consultation support to GPs by consistently enacting the Shared Care Prescribing Protocol. In partnership with other members of the Multi-disciplinary Team, the role supports the patient's safe progression through the established care pathway.

The post holder will foster a culture of networking in an open and transparent way with internal and external partners. You will act as a positive role model and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff.

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

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


Desirable

  • Mentorship Qualification (or equivalent qualification such as Practice Assessor trained)
  • Evidence of skills and knowledge or qualification in advanced clinical assessment/physical examination or willingness to undertake this training.
  • Independent prescriber with experience of prescribing or willingness to undertake training
  • Post graduate qualification in Gender Healthcare


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with Gender Clients
  • Experience of Endocrine Nurse practice
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience in interpreting blood test results
  • Experience of care planning
  • Experience of liaising with external agencies and professional networks
  • Experience of supporting/teaching/supervising nursing students or equivalent
  • Competent in venesection


Desirable

  • Experience of working in a Band 7 role
  • Experience of supervising and/or managing junior staff
  • Experience of writing or contributing to research grants and/or publications


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-655

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