Job overview

We are excited to announce there is an opportunity for an experienced HIV Nurse to join our Sexual health service based at Clifden Center.

We are looking for an HIV nurse with significant experience in the specialty. Evidence of organizational and leadership potential as well as a commitment to teaching and facilitating training is essential. 

You will join a forward thinking multi-disciplinary team dedicated to delivering high standards of care in a diverse community. Applicants must enjoy a fast pace environment as well as having a keen interest in delivering excellence in holistic care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide the highest standard of Individualized and holistic person centred care for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, and other related sexual health conditions using the 
NHIVNA competencies as the practice framework. 

The post holder will provide leadership, management and support within the nursing team working closely with other related disciplines within and without the department to provide a seamless HIV service. 

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that patient care is evidence based and of a high standard and will deputize for the HIV Charge Nurse as required. 

Working for our organisation

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of “Outstanding” from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard’s Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Person specification

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria

  • Leadership skills and ability to manage a developing service
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Desirable criteria

  • Successful achievement of the Physical assessment course
  • Successful achievement of the Non Medical Prescriber qualification
  • Education & Qualification

    Essential criteria

  • RGN Level 1
  • ENB 934 or equivalent
  • ENB 998
  • Desirable criteria

  • Counselling training
  • Further Training in HIV
  • Successful achievement’s of the NHIVNA Competencies
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • High Level of clinical experience with clients and families infected/affected by HIV
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working with an inner city, multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the application of evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in HIV care and in nursing nationally
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NHIVNA competencies and the BHIVA Guidelines
  • Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance
  • Trust Values

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate and understanding of the trust values
  • General Guidance for Applicants

    The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working wherever possible. The Trust also welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

    We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

    The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

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