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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Bedford & Dunstable
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist

Integrated Contraception & Sexual Health Services

Hours: 22.5 hours


Based at Kings Brook 5 St John's Street Bedford MK42 0AH & Grove View Integrated Health Care Hub, Court Drive, Dunstable, LU5 4JD

This is an extremely exciting time to be working within iCaSH Bedfordshire. As the demand for our service grows, we are looking for a motivated & enthusiastic Clinical Nurse Specialist, with a strong team-working ethic to join our team.

You will be a NMC Registered Nurse or a NMC Registered midwife with a nationally recognised qualification in Sexual Health and or Contraception(i.e DFSRH/ BASHH STIF) and a Letter of Competence in Intra Uterine Technique or willingness to undertake this training.

You will also have recent experience of working in sexual health (Contraception, GUM or equivalent), and ability to demonstrate competency in supply of treatments by Patient Group Directions (PGDs) & be able to work autonomously.

The role will include working Monday to Friday, some evenings and also Saturdays from 9-1 on a rotational basis and will require the successful candidate to regularly work at our clinics in Dunstable and Bedford. The ability to travel across the county is therefore an essential part of the job.

Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised.

Main duties of the job

To assess the sexual and reproductive health (SRH), needs of patients attending our integrated Contraception and Sexual Health (iCaSH) Services

To work within iCaSH offering advice and treatments/procedures for patients who require SRH services.

To act in a responsible manner, being courteous at all times, with sensitivity towards the needs of the individual patient, recognising their right to dignity and privacy.

To support training and education to professionals, students and other agencies.

To work as a member of our iCaSH service with a willingness to undertake further training in SRH as required to support service development.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Cambridgeshire Community Services deliver iCaSH services across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Norfolk . Our iCaSH services were inspected by the CQC on 30th August 2019, and rated as OUTSTANDING

iCaSH Bedfordshire deliver Level 3 Contraception and GU services, along with a Psychosexual Therapy service and an Outreach service.

Our clinics are located in both Bedford and Dunstable and as such serve a community from a wide range of backgrounds. The team work closely together to respond to the variety of needs our clients present with.

The successful applicant will:

To independently assess, plan, treat and evaluate complex programmes of care, with the use of Patient Group Directions (PGDs), or a non-medical prescribing (NMP), qualification.

To practice as a prescriber, if the post-holder has a non-medical prescribing qualification.

To communicate, describe and explain clinical, testing and treatment processes, in language to suit the patient group/audience.

To perform SRH examinations and procedures as clinically indicated/required.

To interpret and deliver test results, providing advice, appropriate treatment, signposting, and follow-up as required.

To ensure patients understand the importance on any medical treatment and follow up requirements.

To provide effective partner notification supporting the attendance, testing and treatment of partners at risk, in line with local and national guidance and policy documents

To record appropriate partner notification data to enable audit, evaluation, and planning of services.

To deliver an effective and appropriate results management process, in line with local guidance.

To perform phlebotomy as required in accordance with Trust and service guidelines.

To administer vaccines and injections when clinically appropriate.

To assess patients and provide appropriate contraceptive advice, consultation, and choice of method in a timely manner, inclusive of people with complex needs.

To provide Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC), pre-assessment consultations and appointments in a timely manner.

To fit and remove LARC when appropriately trained, or undertake training where required.

To support patients in identifying and reducing any risks taken within their sexual behaviours.

To provide assessment and a safe, non-judgemental environment, enabling patients to ask questions and discuss any concerns, providing appropriate signposting and/or referral.

To record interventions accurately, concisely, and contemporaneously in patient clinical records, in line with both local and national guidance and policies.

To be competent in the management of young people and vulnerable adults, working within Fraser Guidelines and mental capacity legislation, liaising with the multi-disciplinary team, CCS, and local safeguarding teams/services as appropriate.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • FSRH Diploma Or STIF Intermediate Course
  • LoC IUT or willingness to undertake


  • Non Medical Prescribing



  • Recent experience of working in sexual health (Contraception, GUM or equivalent)
  • Able to demonstrate competency in supply of treatments by Patient Group Directions (PGDs)
  • Proven recent experience of working with young people
  • Able to work autonomously



  • Competent in phlebotomy (or a willingness to undertake training)
  • Specialist clinical knowledge in sexual health and/or related specialties.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Kings Brook Bedford & Grove View Dunstable

5 St Johns Street, Bedford & Grove View Integrated Health Care Hub Dunstable

Bedford & Dunstable

MK42 0AH

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