HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist
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The Sexual Health and HIV Services across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to work in the field of HIV.
This opportunity is open to experienced registered nurses with experience in Sexual Health/HIV, to help deliver new models of care for HIV clients.
We are currently looking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic, and motivated, forward thinking Clinical Nurse Specialist in HIV at Band 6 working alongside and under the supervision of Band 7 CNS's and other professionals, with the potential to develop.
Working within an integrated sexual health clinic, the role involves providing direct clinical care and assessment. This role includes holding a caseload of clients living with HIV, with complex medical, treatment and/or psychosocial issues.
The role involves supporting clients with a new HIV diagnosis, identifying those requiring assessment and review, undertaking relevant clinical care and maintaining stable clients on antiviral medication.
Care coordinating requires working in close collaboration with Clinical Nurse Specialists, Consultants, and other Clinicians within the Service, as well as community and secondary care providers.
Main duties of the job
- Delivering Nurse-led HIV clinics, and the safe and effective running of these clinics, including, appointment scheduling, and the management and monitoring of antiretroviral therapy; under the direct supervision of the HIV Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist.
- Manage a caseload of clients with differing and complex physical, social, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs, under the direct supervision of the HIV Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist.
- One to one support, co-ordinate complex care, providing information, clinical care, education and counselling to clients.
- Acting as an advocate to help clients decide about their clinical treatment.
- Triage phone calls and clinic walk-ins managing them safely and appropriately, liaising with line manager and other members of the team, under the direct supervision of the HIV Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Improve access to, and improve retention into HIV care. To provide the full range of clinical and Nursing skills within the HIV service. This may include evenings and Saturdays as the service develops.
- Coordinating the client journey through clinic, including the wider integrated sexual health service.
- Co-ordinate complex care and refer onto other professionals as part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership 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 refer to the Job Description for further information. A summary is below:
The HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) will develop individual knowledge and competence which will support the provision of a seamless specialist HIV service. Whilst undertaking the role the HIV CNS will be supported by the more experienced HIV Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist to enable the HIV CNS to achieve competence in agreed areas of specialist HIV practice through work based learning and development, training and education to agreed levels of competence to enable autonomous practice within the HIV speciality.
The HIV CNS will use the specialist knowledge and skills gained to provide quality healthcare to clients living with HIV, which will reflect the principles of clinical governance, clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness as well as Trust and National Policies. The HIV CNS will also function in a variety of non-provider roles including educator and researcher, contributing to nursing, medical and other disciplines practice and development.
Qualications and Training
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).