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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/12/2021.

Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Job Reference: 415-MP546-21

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Medical & Dental
415 Sexual Health Northern : 01301
£84,559 to £114,003 pa

Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

This post provides an exciting opportunity for a 0.7 WTE SRH consultant to join the team at Devon Sexual Health Service, providing integrated sexual healthcare across Devon (excluding Plymouth).

Devon sexual health is committed to providing accessible services of the highest quality, using innovative service delivery models. Our service operates from 3 principal sites: Barnstaple, Exeter and Torbay and a range of community settings throughout the County. The post holder will be based in Barnstaple and associated North Devon outreach clinics.

DSH consists of a team of GUM/HIV Consultants, an SRH Consultant, associate specialists and specialty doctors, dual trained nursing staff and dedicated administration staff.

We have strong links with Exeter Medical School and Peninsula Medical School and have a track record in postgraduate teaching and training. We are actively participating in clinical research and there is a shared ambition across the service to expand the research portfolio. Successful applicants for this role could look to establish a research interest if desired.

The successful candidate will be the Contraception lead for the North hub with a focus on providing sexual and reproductive healthcare leadership and training and they will also provide clinical expertise on all aspects of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare across the entire Devon Sexual Health service through the existing governance structures.

Informal enquiries are welcome to Dr Fiona Fargie – Clinical Lead for Devon Sexual Health on 01392 284966.

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.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1stand 2nddose) against COVID-19 by1stApril 2022.To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1stCOVID-19 vaccination by3rdFebruary 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

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.

According to many clinical targets, we rate as one of the best performing non-foundation trusts in England, because we treat patients in line with national waiting time standards, have very few hospital-acquired infections and meet our four-hour waiting times for urgent care. We have a huge range of clinical expertise that we share across professional spheres to ensure people get world-class care when they need it.

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.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

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

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