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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2022.

Modern Matron

Job Reference: 449-SHS311

Solent NHS Trust
Sexual Health
£47,126 - £53,219 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior Sexual Health Nurse to develop their clinical leadership skills and strategic thinking by becoming the Modern Matron for the South Locality. This is an amazing opportunity a forward-thinking leader to take on this dynamic role. The role will be working across the South of the Sexual Health Service covering Southampton, Portsmouth, and the Isle of Wight.

You will be required to already be working at a senior Sexual Health Nurse level with the require attributes of a strong clinical leader who wants to help set the direction of the Sexual Health Service. In addition, you will be required to support governance process and patient safety.

We are a busy Level 3 integrated, direct access Sexual Health Service which covers Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight.

We operate a hub and spoke model of care to provide screening, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, HIV care, provision, and ongoing management of PrEP and PEPSE, contraception including emergency contraception, vasectomy, sexual health promotion, sexual health advising and partner notification, psychosexual counselling, and an outreach service. We also offer a range of specialist sexual health clinics for clients with an identified need or vulnerability.

The service offers an online screening service and an advice and signposting telephone line in addition to appointments. Patients are often able to receive a diagnosis, treatment and a plan for follow up care in one appointment.

The service works in partnership with GPs, social care, nurse specialists and midwives, unplanned pregnancy service and specialist young people’s services to provide the highest quality care for our patients.

We are digitally innovative; patient focused and continually strive for service-wide quality improvement.

Job Specific Location/Base: Portsmouth/Southampton

Hours per week 37.5

Confirmed Interview Date 25/01/2021

For more information on the post, please contact Ynez Symonds 07792378127 or


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All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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