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Health Advisor/ Clinical Nurse Specialist

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a registered nurse looking to work for a trust rated 'Outstanding by CQC'?

Our friendly and supportive team based at the Garden Clinic (Sexual Health) in Slough, are looking for a Health Advisor/ Clinical Nurse Specialist to join a growing team.

We are a busy level 3 sexual health service based in Slough. We offer sexual health service Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot, and Bracknell via our satellite service. We work on a Monday to Friday basis, working 1 Saturday every 4 to 6 weeks.

Due to the nature of this role, we are looking for those who are open minded and non-judgemental, with the ability to work in a highly confidential environment. Previous family planning or sexual health experience within GUM setting is essential for this role.

You will have the opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary team, where we offer incredible training opportunities, such as non-medical prescribers training.

Working within Sexual Health, no day is the same and you will be met with a variation of cases from testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and contraception. Giving you the exposure to develop and enhance your current skillset

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for providing a high standard of sexual reproductive healthcare to patients accessing the sexual health service. The post holder will be expected to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team offering holistic, non-judgemental sexual health care demonstrating professional and ethical responsibilities and to build and maintain good working functional relationships with all members of the multidisciplinary team. The post holder will be responsible for the management of the pathology results and to ensure that patients are provided with information, advice, treatment, and support when they are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection The post holder will be expected to supervise and mentor junior staff and nursing students, and to take an active role in the leadership and management of the nursing team. This post involves working at the Garden Clinic in Slough, but you may be required to travel to work at locality clinics in Bracknell, Windsor, and Maidenhead. It is desirable that you be a car driver with the use of a car for work purpose.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:

1. Registered Adult Nurse

2. Extensive post qualification experience

3. Ability to work autonomously.

4. High levels of effective communication, influencing & interpersonal skills

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification.We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse- Adult


  • Sexual Health qualification in SRH or undertaking SRH qualification.
  • Sexual Health qualification in GUM
  • Sexual Health qualification in HIV
  • Active on mentor register
  • Teaching qualification, eg ENB SLICE/998 and/or teaching experience

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Independent Prescribing qualification -or willing to work towards
  • Higher degree in related field

Previous Experience


  • Extensive post qualification experience.


  • Significant Experience in sexual and reproductive Health.
  • Experience of Working as Health Advisor

Additional Requirements


  • Car driver with use of a car for work purpose.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Good organisational skills
  • High levels of effective communication, influencing & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver holistic care and promote independence.
  • Work collaboratively with peers.
  • Role model being highly visible, approachable, and communicative at all levels.
  • IT, written, and oral skills including presentations.
  • Able to use IT and related software to support data collection.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to support staff to undertake clinical duties, develop and implement evidence based practice.
  • Able to motivate self and team.
  • Able to conduct courageous conversations and support staff with performance issues
  • Able to manage workload and support others.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Sexual Health Nursing



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