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HIV - Clinical Nurse Specialist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our caring and progressive team in Chatham.

We're a close team but we're never exclusive, if you can bring a professional approach and fresh ideas we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Our team delivers high-quality evidence-based care to people to support their HIV health needs. You'll be part of an enthusiastic and passionate team dedicated to keeping people in Kent and Medway safe and well, now and in later life, by providing HIV care advice and support to maintain healthy relationships.

You'll provide sound clinical judgement and leadership to support our team to safely deliver patient-centred care, and consistently monitor quality and progress in a challenging but rewarding environment.

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

At KCHFT we strongly encourage colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity.

Person Specification



  • Registered health care professional (NMC) / minimum of 3 years of experience in health improvement environment Health related degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 7 Evidence of Post Graduate Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice (examples -: non-medical prescribing mentorship, STIF NHIVNA, Counselling or willing to work towards) Management or supervisory qualification / programme of study


  • PTLLS/DTLLS, PGCE or Certificate in Education Evidence of further study/qualifications in the field of Risk reduction or Behaviour Change or Public Health Accredited Counselling qualification Recognised psychosexual qualification Working towards Master level study LOC for insertion/removal of subdermal implants LOC for the insertion of IUC



  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in area of practice Experience of leading and managing teams Experience of developing policy and service development plans with practical experience of change management. Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience Experience of working autonomously by leading nurse led clinics.


  • Experience of using models of Risk reduction/Behaviour change with clients either in 1:1 or in groups Experience of working in Health promotion and partner notification. Clinical Audit/Research Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / E-roster/ AT-P/ CIS)



  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks and NICE guidance to relevant to care setting and its application across health care services Evidence of continued relevant professional development and implementation in practice within the last 12 months Proven ability to develop effective partnerships to achieve practical outcomes across organisational boundaries including statutory organisations, external agencies, community and voluntary organisations Good knowledge of the principles and practice around Partner Notification. Knowledge of national and local policies and guidance relevant to HIV Understands key issues and developments in HIV Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience

Skills and Ability


  • Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups Strong influencing and negotiating skills Highly developed facilitation skills

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to manage and lead change Ability to work under pressure Flexible and adaptable

Ability to Manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, considering Trust policies and procedures. Ability to manage own time effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


4 Clover St



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