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Nurse Lead Sexual Health

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a registered nurse looking to work for a trust rated 'Outstanding by CQC'?

Our friendly and supportive sexual health team are currently seeking an exceptional Lead Nurse (Band 8a) to provide expert leadership within our Integrated Sexual Health team. If you are passionate about advancing patient-centred care, promoting health education, and contributing to innovative healthcare solutions, this role is perfect for you.

We are a busy level 3 sexual health service based in Slough. We offer sexual health services in Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot, and Bracknell via our satellite service. We work on a Monday to Friday basis, working 1 Saturday every 4 to 6 weeks. Due to the nature of this role, we are looking for those who are open-minded and non-judgemental, with the ability to work in a highly confidential environment.

Join our dynamic healthcare team at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust where we are committed to delivering the highest standards of patient care and clinical excellence. You will have the opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary team, where we offer incredible training opportunities, such as non-medical prescribers training and leadership and management training.

Working within Sexual Health, no day is the same and you will be met with a variation of cases from testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and contraception. Giving you the exposure to develop and enhance your current skillset!

Main duties of the job

As the Lead Nurse (Band 8a) for Integrated Sexual Health, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the delivery of top-tier nursing practice and clinical care to our patients. With a primary focus on clinical leadership, you will lead multidisciplinary team, shape clinical protocols, and provide expert guidance on GUM, and Contraception.

As the Lead Nurse you will provide strong leadership and management to develop nursing at a strategic and operational level within the service. Working with the Consultants and the Service Manager.

The Lead Nurse will help drive and shape the Sexual Health Service as it evolves to meet the demands of commissioners and the local community, ensuring the effective use of technology and the continued development of advanced nursing practice within the service.

The Lead Nurse is expected to deliver high quality training, education, and clinical assessments, providing a highly visible and professional presence and being responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality care to patients of the Sexual Health Service. The post holder will have direct managerial responsibility over the Nursing and Health Advising teams and provide clinical support and supervision to the wider nursing team.

The Lead Nurse will work to further strengthen the relationships with others across both professional and primary care boundaries, including local agencies, social services, key stakeholders, and partners.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:

1. NMC registered in adult field.

2. STIF Intermediate or equivalent

3. Recognised Qualification in Reproductive Healthcare or DFSRH.

4. LoC IUT/Certificate in sub-dermal implants

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse (1st Level)


  • Management Qualification



  • Recognised qualification in management of sexually transmitted infections/STIF Intermediate or equivalen
  • Recognised qualification in reproductive healthcare/ DFSRH
  • Teaching and assigning training (SLICE, ENB 998)
  • Willingness to undertake Non-Medical Prescribers Training
  • LoC IUT/Certificate in sub-dermal implants
  • LoC SDI/Certificate in Intra uterine techniques


  • Stif Advanced
  • Facility registered trainer
  • Non-Medical Prescribers Training
  • Recognised qualification in care of people with HIV and AIDS
  • ENB 934/208 NHVINA or equivalent

Previous Experience


  • Extensive post qualification experience
  • Significant experience in Sexual Health
  • Experience in innovative Sexual Health
  • Proven experience of leadership and managing change in challenging environments.
  • Experience of working with patients from a wide variety of backgrounds including age and ethnicity

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Proven ability to successfully lead and develop a clinical team
  • Proven organisation and planning skills
  • Ability to plan and develop new pathways working with internal and external partners
  • Appreciation of clinical governance as it applies to sexual health in particular
  • Able to use and develop applications of IT to support clinical practice
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a calm and confident manner in stressful situations
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of current professional issues
  • Ability to work across professional boundaries to effect seamless patient care
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Ability to act as a role model and leader in order to motivate and guide others.

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to travel across east Berkshire in a timely manner
  • Ability to express clearly in writing Good
  • Interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Sexual Health Nursing



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