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Sexual Health Nurse/Health Advisor (Development Role)

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Redditch
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health have an exciting opportunity for a B5 nurse to join the team at Arrow Side Unit, Redditch. The post is a development post and all training will be provided to develop the successful candidate. The post is 37.5 hours a week over 5 days. This is to include occasional Saturday mornings and early evenings.

There is an expectation to be flexible and to be able to cover other clinics within Worcestershire as required.

The role will include assessment, screening, diagnosing and treatment of those with sexually transmitted infections, whilst initiating/changing/repeating methods of contraception. This is an exciting time to join the service with many developments and opportunities.

You will continue to develop your clinical and leadership skills to support the management of change, working with the Lead Nurse and wider team to implement an innovative service that reflects local and national initiatives.

We are a welcoming, friendly, supportive team who are professional, well organised and proud of the services we deliver.

Main duties of the job

Provide evidence based specialist sexual health care for patients attending sexual health clinics. The integrated specialist sexual health service includes genitourinary medicine (GUM), contraceptive and reproductive healthcare (CRHC),

Responsible for contributing to the development of nursing and professional practice in order to meet the requirements of relevant national strategies and targets and the clinical governance agenda.

Effective care provision through partnership working, provision of appropriate information, advice and support to patients to empower them to make informed choices about their treatment and care and lifestyle choices.

Assess, diagnose and treat genital conditions with utilisation of microscopy techniques. Supply medicines under patient group directions.

Assess contraceptive needs and medical eligibility for contraceptive methods. Supply hormonal methods of contraception under patient group directions

Support effective partner notification strategies to ensure contact attendance and treatment.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work with vulnerable clients and act as an advocate to ensure that sexual health services and other services are accessible and appropriate to their needs

Work in situations that require judgement involving complex facts or situations that require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options, for example, assessing competence to consent to treatment in patients under 16 years

Support the senior nurse/clinic lead in managing the operational function of the service.

Provide mentorship for pre-registration students and colleagues, actively contributing to creating excellent learning environments

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RN (level 1)
  • NMC registered
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


Experience

Essential

  • Period of consolidation post qualification
  • Involvement with innovation in practice
  • Experience of partnership working
  • Respect and understanding of confidentiality in a sexual health setting
  • Respect and understanding of the needs of young people


Desirable

  • Experience of working in sexual health


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Comfortable discussing sensitive issues associate with sexual behaviour
  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback


Desirable

  • Ability to perform venepuncture


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Work flexible hours
  • Able to meet travel requirements of the post


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Arrowside Unit

Alexandra Hospital

Redditch

B98 7UB

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C9798-0259

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