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Sexual Health Nurse/Health Advisor

Employer
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Redditch
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking an individual to join our dynamic Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health Service (WISH) and uphold our Trust Values Courageous, Ambitious, Responsive, Empowering, Supportive.

We are looking to recruit a competent, motivated, and enthusiastic Band 6 Sexual Health Nurse. This post will be full time at 37.5 hours a week with the occasional Saturday and one late evening. The post holder will join our existing team of professionals and be responsible for the provision and delivery of high-quality Sexual Health care to patients attending The Arrowside Unit, Redditch. The role will provide comprehensive nurse-led Integrated Sexual Health care. It will also involve working closely with the Trust Safeguarding Team and partner agencies.

You will continue to develop your clinical and leadership skills to support the management of change, working with the Locality Lead, and implement an innovative service that reflects local and national initiatives.Successful applicants should have excellent communication skills and be able to work as part of team.

It is essential that applicants can meet the travel requirements of the post.

Main duties of the job

  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on a day-to-day basis.
  • Use initiative and take responsibility for quality of work and the service provided to patients.
  • Support the clinical lead to manage the operational requirements of the service.
  • Provide evidence-based holistic specialist sexual health care for patients attending sexual health clinics, which includes genitourinary medicine and contraception and reproductive health care, either face to face or by telephone.
  • Assess, diagnose, and treat genital conditions, using diagnostic microscopy techniques and supply medicines under PGDs.
  • Assess contraception needs and eligibility and supply hormonal methods of contraception.
  • Work with vulnerable young people and adults, being able to analyse complex facts or situations and exercise professional judgment, following safeguarding procedures.
  • Be responsible for contributing to the development of nursing and professional practice including mentoring less senior staff and students.
  • May be required to work some unsocial hours, including some Saturdays.
  • May be required to work in other sexual health clinics or services across WiSH.


About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • A working knowledge of clinical and psychosocial aspects of sexually transmitted infections
  • Evidence of continuing education in the speciality
  • Understanding of safeguarding, child exploitation and assessment of vulnerability


Desirable

  • Evidence of competency in microscopy techniques


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Can give examples of challenging poor behaviour and how they role model good behaviour
  • Clear written communication
  • Can provide examples of working with sensitive issues associated with sexual behaviour


Desirable

  • Ability to perform venepuncture.
  • Counselling skills
  • IT skills


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Work flexible hours
  • Able to meet travel requirements of the post


Qualifications

Essential

  • RN (level 1)
  • NMC Registered
  • Degree in nursing or other relevant field or evidence of working towards
  • ENB 276 / APPS 3049 / R71 or equivalent
  • ENB 998 or equivalent or willing to work towards
  • Sub-dermal Implant competency (or within 3 months)
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer.


Experience

Essential

  • Recent experience in sexual health nursing
  • Competent practitioner in Genitourinary Medicine or Contraception and Reproductive Health
  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Teaching and mentorship experience
  • Experience of conducting audit


Desirable

  • Experience in counselling
  • Experience in Sexual Health Promotion and Education


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

The Arrowside Unit

Alexandra Hospital

Redditch

Worcestershire

B987UB

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C9798-0379

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