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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/08/2021.

Sexual Health Nurse Adviser

Job Reference: 415-L21-391

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Sexual Health
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

Sexual Health Nurse, Band 6 – Barnstaple Clinic, North Devon

Are you a qualified and experienced sexual health nurse looking for a change in lifestyle? Would you like to move to a fantastic part of the South West?

We are looking to recruit a new member of staff to our Barnstaple clinic on a 6-month fixed term basis, working 22.5 hours per week.

You will have a minimum of 12 months experience working in a sexual health clinic environment and have a recognised qualification in the provision of contraception and / or sexual health care (DFSRH / STIF / BASHH).

Your experience will include:

Management and treatment of patients attending with symptomatic STIs

Management of safeguarding concerns, sexual assault, high risk sexual behaviours and involvement with those requiring help and support with partner notification.

Care of patients requesting to start or continue methods of contraception

A letter of competence in the insertion and removal of subdermal implants and/or IUC (or working towards) would be desirable.

We are currently offering a telephone consultation service to patients, alongside face-to-face appointments where necessary, so recent experience of telephone triage would also be advantageous.

Although mainly based within the Barnstaple clinic, the post-holder will be required to work flexibly according to service needs, including some evening and weekend sessions, and have the ability to travel to outreach clinics based in surrounding areas on a rotational basis.

For more information about this post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Heather Collins, Senior Nurse:

**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**

Closing Date: 23 August 2021

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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