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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2021.

Sexual Health Adviser

Job Reference: 824-HERTS-4343

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Sexual Health
Kingsway Clinic, Stevenage
£33,922 - £40,872

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster and Hertfordshire - Watford, St Albans, Potters Bar, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Sexual Health Hertfordshire provides and delivers level 3 integrated sexual health and contraception services across Hertfordshire, based within three main hubs. The role of the Health Adviser is to provide advice, information, education, treatment and counselling to patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis. Health Advisers participate in the management of the results of tests undertaken within the service and carry out partner notification, ensuring the attendance and treatment of contacts. The role also includes safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Health Advisers also play a key role in HIV pre and post test discussion and the care of people with HIV within the service.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate knowledge of Sexual Health & HIV services and ideally have an understanding and awareness of sexual health advising.We would like to recruit an experienced Health Adviser or someone with considerable sexual health and HIV experience to work in our Stevenage and Hatfield clinics. We are committed to find the most suitable person for the role and would be willing to consider a trainee Health Adviser if the candidate is able to demonstrate that any previous experience will be relevant to the role.

We have two posts available, one working cross site at the Stevenage and Hatfield Sexual Health Clinics and one based at the Hatfield clinic. The applicants will be based within the Sexual Health Advising team at Stevenage and Hatfield but working alongside the other teams in the county and you must be prepared to travel to these clinics when required.

The successful candidate will be a RGN/RMN or educated to post graduate diploma level in relevant subjects. They will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to be able to talk to someone in a non judgmental manner on sensitive issues. They will have good working knowledge on HIV and sexually transmitted infections and good knowledge around the principles and practice around partner notification.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more detailed information. It would be useful if you can reference the person specification in your supporting statement and demonstrate how you meet the criteria.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BAME background. CLCH also has active BAME and LGBTQI networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

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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