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Senior Sexual Health Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Sexual Health
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
21.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
382-SXH15-19
Site
Whitegate Health Centre
Town
Blackpool
Salary
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
Closing
19/09/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

 

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

 

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.


Working Pattern: 21.5 hours to be worked over 3-5 days Monday /Saturday to meet the requirements of the service to include evenings

Sexual Health Services are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic nurse to join our established team on a permanent basis.
We require a qualified Contraceptive Nurse having undertaken a recognised contraceptive training course such as the R71, MW2127 and have undertaken further training in order to First Issue Hormonal Contraception via Patient Group Directions (PGD’s). The ability to insert and removal contraceptive implants would be advantageous, however, training will be provided to obtain this skill if necessary.
Based within Sexual Health Services at Whitegate Health Centre, you will also be expected to undertake independent screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections including HIV with patients attending the service.
Sexual Health Services offer clinics both during the day (Monday to Saturday) and in the evenings (latest clinic finishes at 21.30). There is an expectation that the successful candidate will work across these sessions on a Rota basis.
The post holder will be an expected to work across all areas of sexual health and work within outlying clinics on the Fylde coast.
Enthusiasm and interest for the specialty of Sexual Health, well-developed communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team are vital requirements for this post.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gillian West
Clinical Nurse Specialist : Sexual Health Blackpool
01253 955869