Sexual Health Nurse
The closing date is 11 December 2023
Integrated Sexual Health Nurse - South Staffordshire
Two posts available, one full time (37.5 hours per week) and a part time (30 hours per week)
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed and experienced sexual health nurse to work within the integrated Sexual Health Service in South Staffordshire, predominantly based in the Branston clinic.
MPFT provides 3 sexual health clinics in South Staffordshire, located in Stafford (Civic Centre), Burton on Trent (Branston) and Tamworth (Sir Robert Peel Hospital). These clinics provide contraception, sexual health and HIV care for a diverse demographic of patients across the region.
The successful candidate will be allocated a base at either Stafford, Burton or Tamworth which is where the majority of their working days will be done. This will be agreed with the individual following successful interview. There may be an occasional need to travel to the other clinics to work clinically or attend training (any additional mileage/travel expenses incurred are reimbursed). The successful candidate will need to be flexible as the post may require some evening work until 8pm during the week, and some Saturday mornings.
The role involves being exposed to sensitive and confidential information it is imperative to ensure that this is dealt with in line with organisational policies and information governance.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for candidates who have the necessary skills and experience to provide sexual health and contraception services to patients in our clinics. Evidence of experience and additional post registration qualifications and/or competences in the speciality must be demonstrated. Most importantly we are looking for someone with a passion for contraception and sexual health, a 'can do' attitude, an ability to work independently and as part of our multi-disciplinary team. Main duties of the job include:
- Leading and undertaking nurse-led clinics working alongside colleagues, to ensure continuity of service provision.
- Receiving patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems and making an assessment of their health care needs, based on highly developed nursing knowledge and skills.
- Planning and coordinating the healthcare needs of patients in the service, including the requirement for regular/routine physical examinations and investigations.
- Ordering necessary investigations, and providing treatment and care both individually, as part of a team, and through liaison with / referral to other agencies.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details, a summary is below:
- Assess the contraceptive need of the client, taking a comprehensive medical, gynaecological, sexual and social history as appropriate.
- To maintain high quality clinical electronic and paper records as applicable including plans of care, interventions and referrals, and respecting confidentiality at all times.To maintain and record accurate and legible electronic and paper records as applicable consistent with the Trusts record keeping policy and NMC record keeping standards.
- To offer pregnancy assessment, counselling and support for clients requesting referral for termination of pregnancy. To discuss contraception needs post termination with the client
- Offer testing for sexually transmitted infection, issue treatments as required, pregnancy testing and contraception provision of all methods including LARCs.
- To work within Patient group directions criteria issuing first supply and the re-issue of contraception and relevant treatments for sexually transmitted infections
Skills and Knowledge
Certificate of Sponsorship
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