Sexual Health Nurse

The closing date is 7th Mar 2024

Job summary

We are looking for an experienced sexual health nurse to work as part of our team!

The successful candidate will work Assess individual client needs and provide advice on all methods of Contraception and Sexual Health issues within a variety of settings, as directed by the management team. As part of the nursing team the jobholder works within standard operating procedures and will receive training to ensure evidence-based practices are followed. The post holder will issue first time and repeat hormonal and emergency contraception and treatment for sexually transmitted infections working to Patient Group Directions or as an independent prescriber.

We are a busy Level 3 integrated, open access Sexual Health Service covering 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. We are digitally innovative; patient focused and continually strive for service-wide quality improvement.

The post holder will have excellent communication skills, written and verbal. The successful candidate supports and promotes a positive approach to diversity and equality of opportunity, they will promote a culture which respects and values diversity, and support patients, visitors and staff in exercising their rights. The jobholder can work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

The post holder will have a recognised post registration qualification in Contraception and Sexual Health at degree or diploma level to be recruited into the band 6 role. If you have no contraception and sexual health experience we may be able to offer you a band 5 trainee sexual health nurse role instead. Band 5 trainee sexual health nurses will need to complete the required diploma which we can support you with, please be aware this can take up to 18 months to complete.

The successful candidate will have skills to include, excellent communication skills, written and verbal, IT Literate -- competent use of Microsoft word, excel, outlook and Power Point as a minimum, ability to adapt to change within work situation, time management skills, working independently with minimal support, presentation/teaching experience, good interpersonal skills, ability to relate to clients with differing cultural beliefs, willing to work within the unplanned pregnancy service, ability to work as part of a close-knit team, self motivated, self starter, able to organise a large and varied work programme, being flexible and adaptable at work in order to meet competing priorities.

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

Join our 7 staff networks:

DisAbility

LGBTQ+Allies

Carers

50+

Multi Faith

Black, Asian, and minority ethnic

Veterans

Solent supports flexible working, providing a carer's passport. Our award-winning Health and Wellbeing service, including Employment Disability, Neurodivergent, and Menopause support, makes Solent NHS an inclusive workplace.

We promote staff vaccination as the primary defense against Flu and Covid-19. Join us in contributing to outstanding patient outcomes in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential

RN

Recognised post registration qualification in Contraception and Sexual Health at degree or diploma level.

Training in Patient Group Directions for first time and repeat issuing of hormonal and emergency contraception and treatment of STIs or as an independent prescriber or willing to work towards.

Recognised post registration Teaching Qualification / Mentorship course at degree level

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 Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Megan Bennett 

megan.bennett@solent.nhs.uk 

 

Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 

Band

Band 6 

Salary

£35392.00  to £42618.00 Yearly

Contract

Permanent 

Working pattern

Part-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number

449-Team3-1536 

Job locations

Royal South Hants Hospital 
Brintons Terrace 
Southampton 
Hampshire 
SO14 0YG 

Crown Heights Medical Centre 
 
 
 
 
Aldershot Centre for Health 
Hospital Hill 
Aldershot 
Hampshire 
GU11 1AY 
St Mary's Community Health Campus 
Milton Road 
Portsmouth 
Hampshire 
PO3 6AD 
Andover Health Centre 
Charlton Road 
Andover 
Hampshire 
SP10 3LD

Attachments

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