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HIV Community Clinical Nurse Specialist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
12 Jun 2024
An exciting full-time Band 7 HIV Community Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) job opportunity has arisen in HIV outpatient services provided by Homerton Healthcare. This is a brilliant opportunity for someone looking for a full time role in which they can make a difference to some of the most vulnerable People Living with HIV in our care. You'll be supported by an experienced team of specialist doctors and nurses, within the unit.

Main duties of the job

The HIV Community CNS provides holistic care to a caseload of our more vulnerable People Living with HIV (PLWHIV), their friends and families within the socially and culturally diverse inner city borough of City and Hackney.

You will be expected to work autonomously as part of an extensive and supportive multi-disciplinary team to deliver person-centred care to a caseload of PLWHIV who have multiple and complex health and social care needs.

The role involves supporting patients to engage in healthcare and includes home visits, adherence support, phlebotomy, care coordination, advocacy and liaison with other health and care stakeholders.

You will have advanced clinical skills in assessing the needs of PLWHIV and will be working towards completion of the Advanced Physical Assessment course. You will have experience of safeguarding vulnerable adults and young people and have a solution-focused approach to problem solving.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Demonstrating understanding of Trust Values



  • Evidence of continuing professional development in HIV care
  • Advanced Physical Assessment Course (or working towards)
  • Current relevant Registration on the NMC Register



  • Advanced clinical skills in assessing the needs of people with HIV
  • Ability to undertake mental health assessments and make appropriate referral



  • Demonstrates appropriate level of experience of working with people infected with and/or affected by HIV
  • Experience of successful working in partnership with other agencies, both statutory and voluntary


  • Partner notification



  • An understanding of Primary and Community health and social care issues in an inner city setting.
  • Advanced nursing practice, treatment and care within the context of HIV


  • The role of the 3rd sector and social care agencies with respect to the care of people living with and affected by HIV

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Clifden Centre Homerton Healthcare

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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