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Senior Sexual Health Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Sexual health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
West Sussex Integrated Sexual Health Service is looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic full time Band 6 Senior Sexual Health Nurse to work with our dynamic team in Worthing.

The post holder will be based in the integrated sexual health clinic at Chichester. They should be an experienced nurse in GUM and Contraception, LoC certificate for insertion and removal of subdermal contraceptive implants is required for the position. Candidates without the qualification will need to commit to undertake training towards the certificate.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop their skills in sexual health and contraception whilst running nurse led clinics.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be guided by the Team Manager in working on the continued development of the Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS) within the locality (hub and spokes).

As part of the wider ISHS team they work towards ensuring service provision meets the Key Performance Targets and professionally recognised standards and services in line with National and local strategy, the Department of Health '15 Steps' quality criteria and supports Patient First, a trust-wide approach to improving the quality of care offered to patients. The post holder follows national and local policy. They will liaise with a number of partnership agencies and practitioners, particularly those working with under 18 clients.

The post holder will demonstrate specialist knowledge in the assessment, development, care, delivery and evaluation of programmes of care for clients of all ages, often working in settings which are nurse only delivered. They will also share specialist knowledge and skills with all staff within the ISHS and those services being supported by the service.

In the absence of the Team Manager the post holder will provide line management, support and advice as necessary to the Band 5, Band 3 and 2 nursing and support staff working within these areas.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder provides specialist nursing advice and support to clients using/attending the integrated sexual health and HIV clinics, providing a comprehensive client centred service, which will give up to date, accurate evidence to provide and deliver factual and current information on all methods of contraception, sexual health including HIV, health promotion, health checks and other relevant services which will lead to empowering clients to make their own decision and appropriate choice.

The post holder is a member of the multi-disciplinary team. This includes medical, nursing, health advising, administration and management staff. Networking with relevant agencies such as those targeting hard to reach groups, e.g. Children Looked After (CLA), excluded pupils, asylum seekers, specific learning needs etc as well as other health care service staff is required to promote partnership working, education and health promotion.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Adult Nurse (General), Associate member or Diplomate of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care



  • Recognised qualification or equivalent experience working at Band 5 level minimum in areas of relevance. E.g. GUM, HIV Study at degree level or equivalent level of knowledge Nationally recognised approved CASH qualification e.g. NDFRSH NA 298/NA394/NA6138 ENB 90/900/R71 Letter of Competence for Sub Dermal Implants insertion and removal (or working towards) Recognised post basic qualification in teaching and assessing/Mentorship


  • Intermediate STIF Competencies Certificate in Management



  • Highly developed skill demonstrating dexterity and precision for insertion of implants. Good range of skills developed through practice which ensures accuracy e.g. venepuncture, POCT, wart treatment, use of a microscope. Able to complete patient assessment and advise on an appropriate range of options.

People Management and Development


  • Proven ability of day to day running of a Department, including allocation and management of staff. Supervisory skills. Presentation skills


  • Staff recruitment process and interviewing skills Sickness management Management of competency

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Sexual Health Chichester

Spittlefield Lane St Richards Hospital


PO19 6SE

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