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Lead Nurse/Midwife

Job Reference: L24-LNM-LEE-37.5

British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas)
BPAS Leeds
£32,614-£37,482 depending upon experience

Given the choice, wouldn’t you want to work here?

Life is full of choices. But some can be very difficult indeed. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is a national charity that works closely with the NHS - we provide abortion and sexual healthcare services to women and men across the UK. We respect each individual’s right to choose and we never judge.

BPAS Leeds - Lead Nurse/Midwife

Our Leeds clinic at BPAS has a fantastic opportunity for a Lead Nurse/Midwife to join their fast paced and dynamic team. The team at Leeds are professional and committed, and endeavour to accomplish a high level of client care and confidentiality to all clients they see within their clinic.

As a Lead Nurse/Midwife you will provide abortion and sexual health information, carry out pre-treatment assessment and treatment to clients in a supportive manner, in accordance with NMC Guidelines for Professional Practice, the Abortion Act 1967, the Health & Social Care Act 2008 and BPAS Policies & Procedures. You will thrive when managing a team of Nurses involved in the provision of the service at the unit, and will support the Unit Manager in daily tasks.

Key Responsibilities;

  • Carry out point of care testing including pregnancy tests and venepuncture if necessary, and to give results to the clients.

  • Establish that the client is sure of her decision to request a termination and ensure that the reason complies with the terms of the Abortion Act.

  • Make arrangements for the admission of clients, notifying any specific requirements (medical or physical) where necessary and complete all referral documentation.

  • Carefully check for and implement any procedure indicated on Client Case Notes as appropriate, including administering medication for Medical Abortion procedures or cervical preparation.

  • Complete relevant paperwork and in the event of post treatment problems, make appropriate arrangements with the clinic or refer to an NHS agency if necessary.

  • Administer drugs according to BPAS policies and NMC rules and ensure the safe keeping of drugs at all times.

  • Maintain good communications within the area of responsibility and within all areas of the Unit to provide a unified approach to client care.

About You

You will be passionate about leading a team of Nurses, and will continually coach and support them when needed. You will enjoy working as part of a busy team, and will build and maintain effective working relationships throughout the Unit in order to deliver a high quality of client care.

We are also looking for:

  • Registered Nurse Level 1/Registered Midwife with contraception, counseling and ultrasound scanning skills

  • Knowledge of Contraception, Infection Control, Child Protection, Sexual Health, Abortion procedures and clinical guidelines, Health & Safety, COSHH requirements and the Abortion Act

  • Gynecological nursing experience or relevant specialty (i.e. sexual health or contraception)

  • Experience of nurse admissions and discharges, practice nursing, venepuncture, consent to treatment and supervisory skills

  • Accurate administration skills, with good attention to detail whilst maintaining a professional manner at all times

  • Team player, with the ability to work on own initiative and deliver a dedicated client led service

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills along with excellent listening skills

Working 37.5 hours Monday to Friday, please see the attached terms and conditions for further information.

Lead Nurse Salary - £32,614-£37,482 pro rata, per annum

Starting salary will be in accordance with the scale points published in our terms and conditions of employment attached and will be dependent upon experience, skills and qualifications.

Please note that this is a BPAS Salary Band and the exact AfC Band values are not applicable. Please see ‘additional information’ for more details.

We don’t just offer choice to our clients. We also offer it to you: an excellent working environment with comprehensive training and development opportunities provided.

Interested so far? Don't delay, apply today! Complete an online application form via NHS Jobs. (We do reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice, in the event of high volumes of interest). For further information please feel free to contact us on 01789 265026 or email

The Small Print: All applicants must be pro-choice. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, unfortunately you will not have been shortlisted on this occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) 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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