Sexual Health Nurse (Training Post)
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting training opportunity has arisen for a Nurse who wants to develop their skills in the field of Sexual Health, and ultimately become a Nurse Specialist in Sexual Health (Band 6).
This is usually a 2 year training program, however, a Nurse with previous Sexual Health and/or Contraception and/or HIV experience may not require the full 2 years.
The successful candidates will be based in Northallerton, also working in Catterick and Stokesley, but may be expected to travel to and work in our sexual health services provided across the county of North Yorkshire. Therefore the ability to transport yourself across the locality during the course of a normal working day is a requirement of this role.
There is an expectation that once you have become a Band 6 sexual health Nurse Specialist you will take on specialist interest roles and will lead on service improvement projects and manage the day to day running of the clinics.
Main duties of the job
The service provides support and appointment clinics 5 days a week, in services across York and North Yorkshire. The department supports a consultant and nurse-led approach to the delivery of services and care.
The post holder, once trained, will be responsible for the autonomous management of total episodes of care for patients including patient assessment, independent examination, STI screening, supply of STI treatments, contraception including LARC (sub dermal implant insertion/removal and potentially intrauterine coil) provision and ongoing support of patients.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to develop into a Sexual Health Nurse Specialist, and would like to join our friendly team of practitioners in YorSexual Health, then apply now!
We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
- Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
- 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
- A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
- Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
- NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
- An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
- Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers
For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.
A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.
Working for the Trust
Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind; we are open; and we pursue excellence.
Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: email@example.com.
As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.
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Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.
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