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Trainee Sexual Health Nurse / Nurse Specialist

5/6 dependant upon experience

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317 Sexual Health Nursing Staff
5/6 dependant upon experience
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37 hours 30 minutes/week Monday to Saturday)
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317 New Croft House
£24,907 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
18/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

Band 5           £24,907 to £30,615 per annum

Band 6           £31,365 to £37,890 per annum

We have a training opportunity for a band 5/6 nurse (depending upon experience) to work at Newcroft Centre. This is a very busy integrated Sexual Health Centre situated in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are looking for a 1st Level Registered Nurse, ideally with post registration experience of working within a related field of expertise. 

The successful applicant will be trained in all aspects of delivering a sexual health service including taking a sexual history, undertaking genital examinations, taking a range of tests for infections, microscopy, making a diagnosis and providing treatment.

You will also be expected to undertake the FFSRH diploma in contraception through the faculty of family planning and reproductive health. This will enable you to assess patients for all types of contraception and provide all forms of hormonal contraception, except fitting of IUD/S, but including the fitting and removal of implants.  

Upon successful completion of this course and when able to undertake the full range of duties this post will become substantive as a band 6. This can take up to 2 years dependant on which qualifications you need to undertake to meet the essential criteria of the Band 6 job description.

In addition the successful applicant will also receive further ongoing training and professional development which is required for this post.

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated team member who thrives in an environment of ongoing development and service improvement. You must be an excellent communicator with a flexible approach, putting clients at the centre of the service.

For a full description of the role please refer to the job description.

Interview Date:  28 April 2021

Full Time 37 hours 30 minutes/week 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Caroline Dowse
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Senior Nurse
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