Job overview

Three exciting Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse positions have become available within Homerton Sexual Health Service (HSHS) which sits within a forward thinking wider multidisciplinary team across community and acute Homerton sites.

Hackney is home to a diverse and vibrant population with a multitude of healthcare provision needs. Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is the leading Sexual Health care provider to the residents of this developing borough.

You will be an innovative practitioner with developed skills in sexual and reproductive health including ability to fit Sub-Dermal Implant contraceptive method. You will have good leadership and audit skills with knowledge of the current public health agenda as pertains to sexual health. You will have flexibility to work across our four clinical sites on a shift basis including some weekend working and outreach settings.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of the cross site multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive nursing interventions aimed at clients with contraception and sexual health care needs.

The post holder will take an active role in the planning and provision of training of staff within the department working closely with the Charge Nurse in the implementation of national and local strategies in sexual and reproductive health services.

Will provide leadership, management and support to the cross site nursing team and help co- ordinate the day to day running of sexual health clinics as required

Will support clinic service developments such as evening, weekend and out-reach service provision 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

Qualification

Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse
  • Desirable criteria

  • STIFF intermediate or equivalent
  • Skills/ Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to discuss and deliver contraceptive methods and deliver emergency contraception under PGD
  • Ability to deliver Sub-Dermal Contraceptive Implants
  • Ability to perform sexual health screens and microscopy
  • Desirable criteria

  • Counselling Skills
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Recent nursing experience as a staff nurse in a sexual health setting with achievement of competencies in symptomatic screening.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in research
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Understanding of the core of a Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England
  • Trust Values

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrates an understanding of 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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