CLPCN Sexual Health/Family Planning Nurse

Brownlow Group Practice


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Sexual Health/Family Planning Nurse Band 6/7 (depending upon skills and experience) to join our Central Liverpool Primary Care Network Practices

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with a lead GP and be responsible for providing a long acting revisable contraceptive service (LARC) to patients who are registered at the 9 practices within Central Liverpool Primary Care Network. The service will be delivered from a few practices within the network. Whilst the post holder will work as part of the network and with the lead GP, they must be able to work autonomously and have experience and be competent when dealing with sexual health and contraception presentations including LARCs

Training would be provided for e-consultations, EMIS and accurix.

The post holder must be a non-medical prescriber

The post holder must have completed the FSRH LoC training for subdermal implants (LoC SDI-IR) and contraceptive coils (LoC IUT).

About us

Central Liverpool Primary Care Network is a group of nine GP practices, working with others, with the aim of improving health and wellbeing and addressing health inequalities in central Liverpool.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Principal Responsibilities:

Management of patients under the care of the GP for the treatment of conditions within the practitioners scope of competence.

To provide sexual health advice to patients following a positive STI diagnosis and ensure appropriate onward referral.

To provide comprehensive sexual health information, advice, teaching and support to patients enabling them to select and use a method of contraception suited to their needs.

To supply emergency contraception, start and re-issue combined oral and progestogen only contraceptive methods and Depo-Provera injections.

Maintaining a high level of service to patients in the absence of a Doctor and referral to alternative clinics/agencies as appropriate.

Act as the patients advocate at all times and promote their privacy, dignity and modesty during the clinic visit.

Insertion of Coils and Implants.

Assess patients under the age of 16 using Fraser Guidelines and adhering to local Child Protection Policies with referral to appropriate agencies as needed (i.e. Safeguarding team, Social services, Family protection unit, Police).

Participating and Co-operating with the multi- disciplinary team in all aspects of patient care, arranging any necessary after care/referrals that may be required .

Provide health education and promotion of health and prevention of illness with regards to sexual health.

Reporting of untoward incidents, accidents and complaints to the Nurse manager and Care Coordinator

Participation in audit/clinical governance issues such as record keeping, patient satisfaction. Maintaining and monitoring any requested details. Implementation of any actions required following audit with the aim of improving quality of services.

Participating in the teaching of other health professionals (to include junior staff and pre and post registration students) and other agencies as required.

Brownlow is an organisation that is committed to equality and diversity, and we strive for our workforce to be representative and inclusive of the complex and diverse community, which we are proud to serve.

With this commitment in mind, we actively encourage individuals who self-identify as having protected characteristics to apply for this role. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from: women and gender minorities; members of the LGBTQ+ community; members of black, minority ethnic, and minority faith groups; and from those who are disabled and / or neurodiverse.

We are mindful that we may not always be aware of structural and systemic factors, which might discourage or prevent certain minority groups and marginalised populations from applying to join our team. If you are aware that any such barriers do exist, please let us know so that we can work to overcome and dismantle these

Person Specification



  • Sexual Health and Family Planning Competence
  • Advanced communication skills


  • Advanced negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • I.T skills to support clinical work, research and audit
  • Research, innovation and audit skills

Qualifications & Training


  • Registered nurse Adult currently registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Contraception/Sexual Health qualification
  • Independent / supplementary nursing prescribing V300
  • LARC qualifications

Knowledge and experience


  • Experience of working in sexual health, gynaecology or a related area of practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to sexual health.
  • Problem solving skills. Competence in managing patients presenting as symptomatic of sexual infection
  • Autonomous practitioner
  • Knowledge of clinical governance, confidentiality, data protection and information governance in primary care
  • Knowledge of safeguarding childrens and adults policies and procedures and how to apply them
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal/written
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team
  • Competent in Cervical cytology


  • Experience of working within primary care
  • Experience of nurse triage including telephone triage and e- Consultations
  • Teaching/supervising/mentorship experience

Attributes and Behaviours


  • A complete finisher.
  • Resilience and drive
  • Personal and professional integrity and confidence.
  • Flexibility
  • Self-starter
  • Resourceful
  • Calm and resolute under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.


  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Brownlow Group Practice


Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place



L69 3GF

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Date posted

21 October 2021

Pay scheme



£32,306 to £45,838 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place



L69 3GF

2 Vauxhall Road


L3 2BG

Bentley Road


L8 0SY

26 Argyle Street


L1 5DL

Bentley Road


L8 0SY

Kensington Park

157 Edge Ln


L7 2PT

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