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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2020.

Specialist HIV Registered Nurse - Band 6

Job Reference: 327-20-668

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Hope House
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

Job Title – Specialist HIV Registered Nurse - Band 6

Base – Hope House, Gloucester

Salary – £31,365 - £37,890

Hours per week – 37.5 (22.5 hrs within HIV and 15 hrs in ISH/PAS)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse with considerable post registration experience in either HIV Specialist nursing, Sexual and Reproductive Health or Infectious Diseases to work within our HIV Service (22.5hrs), delivering high quality care to people living with HIV who may have complex health and well-being needs.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust manages the countywide Sexual Health Service which incorporates Integrated Sexual Health (ISH), HIV, Pregnancy Advisory Service (PAS), Psychosexual medicine service and the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), all of which are co-located at the Hope House hub.

The specialist Adult HIV service is commissioned to provide specialist assessment, treatment and ongoing management of HIV and associated conditions in order to support people living with HIV to stay well and to reduce the risk of onward transmission of HIV.

The successful post holder will be working collaboratively with the Lead Nurse and Clinical Director in the clinical management of the HIV service. They will have experience of managing complex patients, co-ordination of HIV outpatient clinics, including nurse led for stable patients, virtual clinics, management of lost to follow up and safeguarding.

Multidisciplinary team working is a key component to the service and the Band 6 nurse would contribute to coordinating, promoting and developing integrated working both within the team and working with external agencies to ensure that the outcomes, wellbeing and quality of life of adults with HIV are maximised, in addition to managing public health risk.

For individuals who are interested in this post for more than 22.5hrs per week, we advise to contact us to discuss the opportunities for working in integrated sexual health and pregnancy advisory services in addition to the HIV services.

If you would like to work for an organisation that values its staff, and is committed to working together for ongoing service improvement to deliver the best care, we would love to hear from you!

When applying for this position, please ensure that in your supporting statement, you make it clear as to how you meet the person specification especially the values and behaviours expected of all colleagues. This will figure largely in our short-listing criteria and the overall selection process.

For further information please contact:

Nadine Noronha Lead Nurse in HIV via phone 0300 421 6542 or email or

Emma Twydell (Sexual Health Service Manager) via phone 0300 421 6540 or email

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Shortlisting date: Week commencing 19th October 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 26th October 2020

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff, the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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