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Senior Clinical Practitioner

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Macclesfiled Hospital
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Practitioner post within the axess East Cheshire service service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated practitioner who will support clinical delivery mainly within the axess Cheshire East Sexual Health Service and participate in the innovation of the department, and clinical development and support of the junior team.

In axess we provide an integrated and innovative approach to sexual health through combining expertise in contraception & reproductive health, STIs & HIV, system leadership, digital health & postal testing.The service has a mobile clinic that can be adapted for use in health promotion and community events. The post holder will provide a high standard of integrated sexual healthcare to all our patients including young people and LGBTQI+ groups and will have experience and knowledge of safeguarding practice and procedures (children and adult).

Main duties of the job

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their existing skills and to gain experience in a challenging, expanding, and complex sexual health environment. All training will be provided, and a band 6 annex would be considered.

You will have significant experience in an integrated sexual health setting managing your own workload and ensuring clinical delivery is safe and effective. You will also have desirable skills in HIV prevention and in managing and treating people living with HIV.

As part of your role, you will oversee the capacity and flow of the clinical delivery on a day-to-day basis. This includes supporting the ACP in clinical training, education and mentoring of staff and other healthcare professionals in addition to supporting the clinical manager with the development of clinical policies and procedures.

You will participate at local and regional (Cheshire and Mersey) level and liaise with colleagues across the axess sexual health community.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.To hear more about our achievements click here us on Social Media:Facebook - Liverpool University Hospitals CareersInstagram - @LUHFTcareersTwitter - @LUHFTcareers

Job description

Job responsibilities

As we look to improve capacity for our patients, and drive the expanding service forward, we need to consider new ways of working. To this end, we feel that specialist senior clinical skills and good clinical co-ordination is essential as part of the on-going access for patients and to assure the patient journey is effective and correct.

Main duties of the role:

1. As an autonomous practitioner undertake independent consultations with patients, including assessing, monitoring, and evaluating individual patients contraceptive and sexual health needs with referral to other Health Professionals as required.

2. Issue methods of contraception and provide STI screening and treatment according to Patient Group Directions & clinical protocols. In addition, provide chlamydia screening in accordance with NCSP (under 25yr olds)

3. Encourage partners attendance and treatment when necessary.

4. Provide advice and provision around cytology screening and HIV prevention as appropriate, according to local policies.

5. Work flexibly within community and clinical settings.

6. To be aware of all the Directorate and Trust Policies and Guidelines and ensure all actions are carried out accordingly.

7. Support colleagues and when necessary, take responsibility for the smooth running of the day-to-day provision.

Thesuccessful post holder will work closely with the Clinical Managers and the Advanced Nurse Practitioner to ensure that the clinical training plans for Nurses/APs and HCAs are maintained and progressed.

Clinical Managers will liaise throughout the day/ week with the senior practitioners who will ensure all necessary duties are escalated to them.

Person Specification



  • First level Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • Contraception (family planning) i.e. ENB R71/901
  • Higher qualification in genitourinary medicine or willingness to undertake
  • Completed or currently studying at degree or masters level (health related)
  • Post registration certification in mentorship / teaching and assessing (ENB 998/997 or equivalent)
  • A willingness and ability to work towards completion of specialist / advanced training and hold Certification in IUD insertion (RCN or FFPRHC)
  • Completion of specialist / advanced training and hold Certification in subdermal implant fitting and removal (RCN or FFPRHC)
  • Willingness to undertake nurse prescribing course


  • Certificate in HIV nursing or equivalent
  • Counselling Skills / Certificate



  • Demonstrable post-registration experience of working within Sexual Health / Contraception field, including at least evidence at senior level
  • Recent experience of working with young people within Sexual Health/Contraception field



  • Demonstrate advance knowledge of clinical issues within Sexual Health / Contraception
  • Evidence of maintaining own level of knowledge and expertise within Sexual Health/Contraception
  • Experience & knowledge of Fraser guidelines/Safeguarding Children & vulnerable adults issues



  • Ability to undertake cytology and act as cytology mentor
  • Ability to undertake sample collection for STI screening testing
  • Ability to undertake comprehensive sexual, medical and family history at client consultation including 1st issue of Hormonal contraception and treatment of STI's according to PGDs
  • Evidence of ability to relate to the needs of young people
  • Ability to act as a clinical mentor within the service
  • Ability to provide formal training to the multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to undertake Personal Development Plans for designated staff following appropriate training
  • To facilitate Clinical Supervisor after appropriate training



  • To travel between sites (internal & external)
  • IT skills (e-mail, Microsoft office)
  • Evidence of participation in Audit & Research
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Axess Macclesfield

New Alderley House

Macclesfiled Hospital

SK10 3BL

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