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Sexual Health Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oxford
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 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 highly motivated nurse to join the Oxfordshire sexual health team. We are looking for a Band 7 nurse practitioner with experience in both GUM and contraception. You will require to have relevant post qualification experience in both GUM and contraception including Letter of competence in Implant and ideally coils, STIF competency or equivalent . In addition have non-medical prescribing qualification or opening to undertaking this qualification

Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service is a large busy organisation offering comprehensive STI management and contraception to people attending our outpatient services in various locations across the county. Our main base is at Churchill Hospital in Oxford with additional clinics in and not exclusive to Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Wantage and Witney

You will be required to work as part of a multi-disciplinary professional team. Offering STI testing and contraceptive provision to clients of all ages and from a diverse range of communities and backgrounds.

Please be aware that prior experience in managing symptomatic and asymptomatic patients in GUM and contraception is essential for this post.

Flexible approach to work patterns is essential . The ability to commute to more than one place of work is essential so a Valid UK Driving licence and access to a car is essential .

Finally in your supporting statement please tell us why you chose to work in sexual health?

Main duties of the job

You will be required to work as part of a multi-disciplinary/multi agency professional team. Offering STI testing and contraceptive provision to clients of all ages and from a diverse range of communities and backgrounds.

Being non-judgemental , friendly, reliable, and a team player is essential.

To qualify for Band 7 you must be able to demonstrate recognised qualification and recent experience in contraception and sexual health. Please be aware that prior experience in managing symptomatic and asymptomatic patients in GUM and contraception is essential for this post.

The post is full time although a job share would be considered A flexible approach to work patterns is essential as late evenings and Saturday working will be required (Saturdays are usually around 1 in 4). The ability to commute to more than one place of work is essential so a Valid UK Driving licence and access to a car is essential for this role due to duel site working.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more herewww.ouh.nhs.uk

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - theJohn Radcliffe Hospital,Churchill HospitalandNuffield Orthopaedic Centrein Headington and theHorton General Hospitalin Banbury.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice:

Be a defined point of contact for patients/carers for defined episodes/pathways of care and provide clinical care, specialist nursing advice and psychosocial support.

Work collaboratively and in partnership with other health care professionals, offering advice to colleagues.

Assess health and psychosocial needs of individual patients, and provide care to meet these needs, through a process of shared decision making. Accept referrals to agreed criteria, and work inpartnership with other professionals to deliver co-ordinated programmes of care effectively and referring patients to other practitioners as required.

Deliver expert nursing care to patients in agreed practice settings, working as part of nursing/multidisciplinary teams.

Communicate with patients in ways that empower them to make informed choices about their health and health care.

Act as advocate for individual patients and the client group.

Provide appropriate education to patients and their families to promote health and encourage self-care.

Use communication skills to impart information to patients and carers,and provide them with advice and emotional support in hospital/at home as appropriate.

Maintain adequate patient documentation to NMC requirements for all patients seen and advice given in any practice setting and contribute to clinical activity/data collection as required.

Leadership:Nurse Specialist will be able to:

Be involved in developing standards of care, practice guidelines and where appropriate Care Pathways for the patient/client group.

Contribute to the development and delivery of nurse-led initiatives for the benefit of the identified client group, in conjunction with medical and nursing/AHP colleagues.

Demonstrate and share clinical practice developments to provide evidence-based care, and contribute to service improvement in accordance with local policy initiatives.

Contribute appropriately to clinical governance activities that relate to own area of practice and patient/client group.

Support clinical and management teams in the delivery of Trust and Directorate objectives.

Please see the attached Job Description for more information.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse part 1 or 8 or 12 or 15 of register (depending on area of practice)
  • First degree in nursing, midwifery (HEI Level 5 or 6) or equivalent
  • Recognised Sexual Health Qualification
  • Recognised Contraception Qualification e.g. FRSH Diploma
  • Experience in Sexual Health Speciality including asymptomatic and symptomatic History Taking
  • Letter of Competency for Implants insertion and removal


Desirable

  • Completed or completing Masters level (HEI level 7) qualification or evidence of working towards
  • Letter of Competency for IUT
  • STIF Advance or intermediate
  • Nurse Independent prescribing or willingness to undertake


Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of being able to work across organisational boundaries
  • Evidence of working with Young people
  • Experience of working in sexual health speciality or relavent speciality
  • Previous experience of line management


Desirable

  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice.
  • Experience of Audit


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Churchill Hospital

old road

Oxford

OX3 7LE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

321-MRC-6367908-B7

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