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HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum on pro rata basis
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
  • To work as an autonomous, advanced practitioner and effectively deliver an expert nursing service within the HIV.
  • To line manage the Band 6 and Band 3 members of the HIV nursing team.
  • To co-ordinate the day to day running of the HIV outpatient service in collaboration with the other members of the CNS team.
  • To effectively manage a caseload of HIV patients/clients.
  • To ensure that patients and their families are fully informed and supported by providing clinical and social support.
  • To assist in the development of evidence based clinical nursing practice in line with current research and guidelines.
  • To establish clear lines of communication within the specialty team to ensure cohesive multidisciplinary management of patients.
  • To link with other healthcare teams to increase knowledge and facilitate the care of people living with in all healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

  • In partnership with the HIV CNS team, lead in the delivery of a specialist nursing service for people with HIV
  • To lead by example
  • Be recognised as an expert in their field holding additional qualifications / specialist knowledge and expertise.
  • To provide specialist nursing advice and support to patients, their families and other healthcare professionals following diagnosis and through all stages of treatment
  • To ensure continuity of a high standard of evidence based nursing care, assessing health, health related and nursing needs of patients, their families and other carers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care. This can include:
  • Managing a patient caseload
  • Ordering diagnostic tests within agreed parameters
  • Making and receiving referrals
  • Run nurse led clinics.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • NMC Level 1 or level 15 Registered Nurse
  • Degree (BSc) or equivalent in a health-related subject, or working towards



  • Minimum of six years post registration experience
  • 3 years experience working in HIV
  • Experience managing a team



  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Autonomous Practitioner
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Basic Counselling Skills



  • Patient centred approach

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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