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Staff Nurse

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
56 Dean Street is the UK's busiest Sexual Health and HIV Service based in Soho, in the Heart of London's West End.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and empathetic Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our large busy team who have a passion for the speciality, our patients and for the LGBT community we look after who make up 70% of our patient co-hort. We are actively involved in our in-reach and outreach services aimed at the Trans/Non-Binary community, Sex Workers, Homeless populations and look after over 25,000 MSM who take PrEP.We are especially interested in Nurses who currently work in GUM or coming from an acute background and who have a passion for delivering patient focused care with drive and empathy.

A structured training pathway is established to provide Nurses with the skills and support to work within this demanding but very rewarding service.

This Staff Nurse post includes seeing asymptomatic, symptomatic patients, and providing treatments. We would expect the Band 5 Staff Nurse to also take on in house training as needed and be motivated to advance their skill set while being a team player to all members of the Multi-disciplinary Team.

Main duties of the job

  • To maintain and deliver a high standard of nursing care, demonstrating a professional and ethical responsibility.
  • To build on clinical experience, leadership and teaching skills through nursing practice.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to the mentorship of pre and post registration learners.
  • To be involved in the development and implementation of outreach work and other service developments.
  • To act as a coordinator of the clinic in the absence of a senior member of the nursing team.


About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess individual patient needs and requirements without supervision.
  • To plan, implement, and evaluate relevant programmes of care for individual patients within the clinics guidelines.
  • To facilitate effective communication with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure appropriate nursing input into patient care discussions.
  • To take an active part in the development and implementation of clinical audit and research.
  • To be competent to supply and administer medications under a Patient Group Direction.
  • To maintain clear and accurate documentation in line with unit and Trust standards.
  • To be aware of all the Directorate and Trust Policies and Guidelines and ensure all actions are carried out accordingly.
  • To demonstrate counselling skills, including pre and post HIV antibody test counselling.
  • To order investigations and provide test results to patients as per clinic protocol.
  • To be competent in the Triage of emergency patients according to directorate-wide guidelines.
  • To work in an outreach setting as required.
  • Advise on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness, with particular reference to smoking cessation, diet, immunisation and sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.
  • Assess and supports patients with adherence and understanding of their medication.

Please see attached job description and person specification to this advert for further details.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of recent continuing professional development
  • Post Reg experience within Sexual Health or Acute care setting


Desirable

  • Counselling course/ study days
  • Teaching course
  • Patient Assessment
  • Worked with PGDs
  • Compliant with Information Governance


Experience

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate post registration experience in Sexual Health/Acute Care
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of health promotion
  • Experience of shift coordination


Desirable

  • Experience of case load management
  • Experience of nurse-led clinics
  • Experience of 1-2-1 patient assessment and treatment
  • Venepuncture


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Good written/oral communication
  • Computer literate
  • Able to manage patients with culturally, sexuality and gender sensitive issues
  • Able to support patients receiving bad news Knowledge and understanding of confidentiality


Desirable

  • Knowledge of sexual health infections and treatments
  • Good leadership skills
  • Knowledge of HIV


Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

56 Dean Street

Soho

London

W1D 6AQ

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