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Band 7 HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 301-VA-21-118992

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sexual Health Services Stoke and North Staffs
Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent
£40,057 - £45,839

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is a high performing provider of integrated health and care, providing physical and mental health, learning disabilities and adult social care services. Employing 8,500 staff with a turnover of £490m, the majority of our services are delivered in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, however our Inclusion services can be found across the country. Our inclusive organisation has received excellent 2020/21 staff opinion survey results and has recently been short-listed for two prestigious HSJ Awards.

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The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS

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 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 7 working alongside Band 7 and Band 6 HIV CNS’s and other professionals.

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, which includes prescribing.

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.

You would need to be flexible, able to use your own initiative, work with a wide range of health professionals and be sensitive to the needs of patients and families. Experience in the field of HIV care would be essential as would evidence of professional development. Your main Base would be Cobridge, Stoke-On-Trent but you will also be required to travel across Staffordshire and Shropshire.

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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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.

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