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Sexual Health Nurse

Employer
Solent NHS Trust
Location
Andover
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Please note for part time hours the salary will be pro rata.
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Sexual Health Nurse to work as part of our team!

The successful candidate will work Assess individual client needs and provide advice on all methods of Contraception and Sexual Health issues within a variety of settings, as directed by the management team. As part of the nursing team the jobholder works within standard operating procedures and will receive training to ensure evidence-based practices are followed. The post holder will issue first time and repeat hormonal and emergency contraception and treatment for sexually transmitted infections working to Patient Group Directions or as an independent prescriber.

We are a busy Level 3 integrated, open access Sexual Health Service covering Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We operate a hub and spoke model of care to provide screening, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. We are digitally innovative patient focused and continually strive for service-wide quality improvement.

The post holder will have excellent communication skills, written and verbal. The successful candidate supports and promotes a positive approach to diversity and equality of opportunity, they will promote a culture which respects and values diversity, and support patients, visitors and staff in exercising their rights. The jobholder can work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a recognised post registration qualification in Contraception and Sexual Health at degree or diploma level to be recruited into the band 6 role. If you have no contraception and sexual health experience we may be able to offer you a band 5 trainee sexual health nurse role instead. Band 5 trainee sexual health nurses will need to complete the required diploma which we can support you with, please be aware this can take up to 18 months to complete.

The successful candidate will have skills to include, excellent communication skills, written and verbal, IT Literate -- competent use of Microsoft word, excel, outlook and Power Point as a minimum, ability to adapt to change within work situation, time management skills, working independently with minimal support, presentation/teaching experience, good interpersonal skills, ability to relate to clients with differing cultural beliefs, willing to work within the unplanned pregnancy service, ability to work as part of a close-knit team, self motivated, self starter, able to organise a large and varied work programme, being flexible and adaptable at work in order to meet competing priorities.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by the end of 2024.

Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.

The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on the day the trust is formed. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RN
  • Recognised post registration qualification in Contraception and Sexual Health at degree or diploma level.
  • Training in Patient Group Directions for first time and repeat issuing of hormonal and emergency contraception and treatment of STIs or as an independent prescriber or willing to work towards.
  • Recognised post registration Teaching Qualification / Mentorship course at degree level


Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust

Address

Andover Health Centre

Charlton Road

Andover

Hampshire

SP10 3LD

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