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Trainee Sexual Health Nurse Adviser

Job Reference: 415-L21-302

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Sexual Health
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

Devon Sexual Health Exeter service is looking to recruit a Band 5 trainee nurse, who would like to develop a career in sexual health and contraceptive care.

After appropriate training, to include nationally recognised courses and dedicated in-house training and support, the post holder will be required to work flexibly within the multi-disciplinary team to provide a high standard of individualised nursing care to patients attending the service with sexual health needs, HIV infection and for contraception advice and methods.

Devon Sexual Health clinics are currently working via a telephone consultation model, alongside busy face-to-face appointment lists, with all staff working together to meet local and national targets. Regular HIV clinics, led by consultants in collaboration with specialist nursing staff, are also provided. Contraception clinics offer the full range of contraception methods, to include LARCs and emergency contraception, alongside unplanned pregnancy testing, advice and TOP referrals. The nursing team at Devon Sexual Health work in close partnership with medical colleagues and all offer support, enthusiasm and a forward thinking approach to patient care.

This role is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), substantive position and will include working some evenings and weekends on a rotational basis. The clinics are primarily based at the Exeter service. Prior to the pandemic, the service also operated weekly clinics in Exmouth, Tiverton and Okehampton, which staff worked at on a rotational basis; it is expected that these clinics will resume in the next 12 months. Travel for training and to outreach clinics, sometimes in rural locations, is expected; so flexible working and ability to travel independently is essential.

Previous experience in this specialist area is not necessary as this is a training post, however we expect a high number of applications for this role, so any relevant experience or training will be advantageous.

For an informal discussion or for more information about this post, please contact Liz Roddy, Senior

This post may close early if we experience a high number of applications, so you are advised to apply promptly.

Closing Date: 24th June 2021.

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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.

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