Sexual Health Nurse – Chester
Do you have experience at band 5 or above in Contraception & Sexual Health, are you passionate about progressing and developing your clinical knowledge and skills working in a supportive integrated service? If you have answered yes, then you may want to consider this role.
Insignia Global Partners are pleased to be working with an esteemed private healthcare company who are looking for an experienced Sexual Health Nurse, to join their team in Chester. Insignia will provide you with one to one consultancy to guarantee you have the personal assistance and support you need throughout the whole recruitment process and to ensure you are placed in a role that matches your preferences and clinical skills.
The purpose of your role as a Sexual Health Nurse is to provide a comprehensive contraception and sexual health service to the local population in clinical and non-clinical settings working as an autonomous practitioner. To take responsibility for day to day management of clinics, ensuring a timely quality service is delivered and providing high standards of patient care. You will also be involved in working collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues and commissioners to develop services in line with commissioning and objectives.
Benefits you can expect:
- A salary between the range of £31,365 – £37,890
- NHS pension
- Access to premier offers such as discounted experience days and savings on company products such as holidays, gym and media
- Access to a central online health and lifestyle platform covering healthy recipes, activity challenges, and support information around mental health
- Complimentary annual eye tests
- Works autonomously to manage his/her own caseload of patients whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Issues methods of contraception and treatments for sexually transmitted infections according to Patient Group Directions & clinical protocols including counselling for and management of complex problems with contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices with appropriate referral to the doctor as necessary.
- Insertion and removal of contraceptive implants and removal of intrauterine devices following appropriate training.
- Provides STI/HIV screening and treatment according to Patient Group Directions & clinical protocols and liaises with clients with positive results to enable a management plan of care for the client and partners in accordance with policy.
- Provides advice and cytology screening as appropriate, according to local policies.
- Enables patient choice and involvement and initiates appropriate action.
- Co-ordinates patient care pathway and liaises across organisational boundaries.
- Plans specialised programmes of care and provides specialised advice to patients, partners, carers and family as appropriate.
- Ensures each patient is placed in the correct treatment pathway at the appropriate time and necessary investigations and treatments are organised.
- Provides clinical advice and support to healthcare professionals within and across organisational boundaries.
- Provides clinical advice in accordance with current evidence-based practice.
- Ability to work on own or part of a team, participate in specialist/advanced practitioner or consultant led clinics, provide clinical care and advice in non-clinical environments and partake in multidisciplinary team meetings.
- Participates in case conferences in relation to future management or discharge arrangements e.g. re safeguarding issues.
- Ensures patients, partners, carers and family, as appropriate, are given appropriate oral and written information regarding planned care.
- Maintains accurate patient records and ensures all relevant information is documented in the patient’s medical and nursing records.
- Work collaboratively, maintaining effective communication with colleagues, other professionals and agencies, to ensure patient needs are met especially in relation to ongoing care needs.
- To contribute to multidisciplinary audit research and evaluation of the clinical effectiveness
- To provide clinical leadership and support to other professional staff who seek advice.
- Assess patient understanding of assessment / treatment proposals, gain valid consent and have the capacity to work within the legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.
- To work in clinical settings as an independent practitioner without immediate support of colleagues.
- To be responsible and accountable for the actions and quality of own work and those staff whose responsibility is delegated to you. This will include the use of formal appraisal.
- To be responsible and accountable for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with professional, CCG and legal requirements. Likewise, monitoring those staff delegated to you.
- To utilise critically evaluated research, evidence-based practice and recognised best practice in order to establish the most appropriate methods of effective patient management.
- To demonstrate up to date and highly developed skills and specialist knowledge and continued improvement by:
- Identifying own/others strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats to effective clinical practice
- Taking responsibility for own continuing professional development
- To undertake independent academic and practical self-study and understand, analyse and evaluate such study into everyday practice
- To participate on companies appraisal as the appraisee and appraiser.
- To comply with the organisational and national policies and procedures relating to pain management practice and to be involved in the reviewing and updating of these where possible.
- To demonstrate a sound understanding of clinical governance and risk management and their application to the work situation.
- To contribute to the provision of accurate and timely activity data and abide by the standards and procedures of your employer and where necessary the PCTs.
- In collaboration with the team, develop new clinical policies and guidelines.
- Holds FSRH Diploma
- Trained in BASHH and/or STIF
- Working within Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
- Maximum flexibility with evening and Saturday working and travel requirements to all sites within this service and infrequently there may be the requirement to travel to other company sites.
- Risk Management processes
- Microsoft Office
- Preparation and maintenance of audit systems
- Ability to demonstrate a highly skilled knowledge, understanding and ability to apply new research evidence and established theory into clinical practice
- An understanding of how beliefs, values, emotions, culture, social environments and other conditions affect models of intervention and patient participation
- Knowledge of health, healthcare and social service agencies related to specialties of physiotherapy and orthopaedics
- Excellent communication, interpersonal skills both verbally and in writing
- Demonstrates empathy at all times
- Well organised
- An excellent “people person”
- Good negotiation skills
- Management in a healthcare setting
- Patient Engagement
- Knowledge of NHS frameworks, policies and practices
- Patient record systems / choose and book
To apply for this position please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call to discuss this opportunity further on 07543 408972.