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Senior Nurse - Sexual Health Services

Employer
Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
Location
Northampton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Senior Nurse to join our Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health and HIV team based in Northampton Hospital.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and open-minded nurse to provide a high standard of non-judgemental care to patients accessing the sexual health service. The post holder must have experience working in a GUM setting at Band 6 or Band 7 level. Contraception experience is desirable but not essential for this role.

The Senior nurse will work as part of a multi-disciplinary Senior Leadership team of Consultants, Service manager, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, and Senior Hub Administrator to help drive and shape the service as it evolves to meet the demands of the commissioners and local community.

The post holder be responsible for the clinical support and management supervision of our nursing and healthcare assistant team, ensuring that they are meeting mandatory training requirements by conducting regular 1:1's and annual appraisals.

Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health and HIV Services (NISHH) is a busy Level 3 service that has two main hubs - Northampton and Kettering, as well as additional spoke clinics in Rushden, Corby and Wellingborough. We provide GUM, Contraception and HIV care for the local and wider community. The post holder will be based at Northampton General Hospital but on occasion may be expected to travel to other sites, therefore must be flexible and have the ability to travel across county.

Main duties of the job

As the lead Senior Nurse within the Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual health and HIV Service (NISHH) you will co co-ordinate and manage the nursing team within the Sexual Health Services at Northampton General Hospital, fully integrating it with the medical and administrative staff to ensure the delivery of a high-quality clinical service to patients. The post holder will lead on the delivery of nurse-delivered clinics and link with the other two senior nurses in NISHH (based in the Kettering Hub) to ensure a county-wide seamless service for patients with sexual health needs.

You willbe fully supportive of both trust and NISHH management strategies and work with these directives to ensure models of service delivery, ways of working and productivity/efficiencies are fully understood and supported by the nursing workforce. You will play a fundamental role in developing these strategies by representing the nursing staff at designated meetings.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

NHFT promotes a culture of learning to improve the care and safety of our patients and staff, which focuses on people who enable our Trust to be 'outstanding' by supporting opportunity, innovation, development and growth.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Registered Nurse with experience of working at band 6 or above in GU/CRH/NISH setting


Desirable

  • Post reg qualification relevant to post ie STIF, V300, FRSH accredited contraception course


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrated leadership/management experience
  • Full knowledge of confidentiality appropriate to NISH setting


Desirable

  • Formal qualification in NHS leadership or equivalent


Interpersonal skills and evidence

Essential

  • Demonstration of good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work across county and sites
  • Ability to work under pressure, making safe decisions in line with NHS policy
  • Demonstrated evidence of team work across multiple disciplines


Desirable

  • Evidence of MDT involvement


IT experience

Essential

  • Experience and evidence of working on IT systems, Microsoft office packages, EPR, ICE


Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Address

NGH Sexual Health

Billing Road Entrance, Northampton General Hospital

Northampton

NN1 5BD

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