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Band 7 HIV Clinical Team Lead

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for a highly motivated individual to lead the HIV Clinical Nurse Specialists and Health Advisors based at Hawthorn House at Heartlands Hospital.

We require a leader with strong managerial and leadership skills who can drive, support, and deliver a high standard of care for our patients.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint a Senior Sister/Charge Nurse with background knowledge of a hospital environment and preferably have experience in sexual health services. You must be confident in your ability to demonstrate successful leadership and managerial experience at a senior level. The requisite for this role is a person who is highly motivated, dynamic and possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. You will be supported by a passionate and dedicated team who are motivated to continually deliver and improve patient care.

We are looking for the successful candidate to enhance and lead our team of nurses and health advisors to provide expertise whilst maintaining a high standard of care within the department. The successful candidate must be committed to clinical quality and continuous improvement.

If this post interests you and would like to know more then please contact Jennifer Willett, Matron -- Infectious Diseases, Immunology & Allergy and HIV Services:

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Additional Criteria


  • *Ability to explain the requirement to balance clinical caseload
  • *Ability to communicate with a wide range of health care professionals, on a variety of complex and sensitive issues which require persuasive and empathetic skills.
  • *Ability to work autonomously , manage / prioritise own workload , supervise / appraise and asses junior staff
  • *Competent in a range of clinical skills and expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing priorities
  • *Ability to, undertake clinical audit , analyse information and develop robust measureable action plans to support improvement / change
  • *Evidence of ability to compile reports and documents for internal / external communication
  • *Knowledge of current evidence based practice and ability to apply to service and policy development
  • *Ability to adapt behaviour to changing circumstances
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Ability to communicate articulately and motivate others
  • * Evidence of flexible and innovative approach to service delivery and development
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern where required
  • *Ability to act on own initiative



  • *Registered Adult / Child Nurse on the NMC Register (Field dependent upon role )
  • *Evidence of post registration CPD / Post registration qualification in ( appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to degree / masters level equivalent FHEQ Level 6 /7
  • *Recognised mentorship course


  • *To have or working towards a MSc/ Masters qualification
  • *To have or working towards advanced health assessment module -- where applicable to the role
  • *Non -- Medical Prescriber/ willingness to undertake - where applicable to the role



  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • *Significant years post registration experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at B6 or above in defined or associated speciality
  • *Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • *Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • *Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programmes and teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • *Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • *Experience of patient service user advocacy role
  • *Can demonstrate expert nursing knowledge with an ability to assess, plan , implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients and give advice and information to patients / relatives/ care staff
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context relating to the speciality
  • *Has understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding
  • *Knowledge of corporate and clinical governance


  • *Experience of delivering change management both personally and as a facilitator
  • *Experience in service development
  • *Awareness of current research related to the speciality
  • *Experience in sexual health services

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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