Sexual Health/Family Planning Nurse

Brownlow Group Practice


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Job overview

Band 6 with progression to Band 7 Due to new ways of working, an opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic Practitioner with a special interest in sexual health and contraception to join our Brownlow family. Do you have a particular interest in Digital Health? Our e-Consultation service is growing rapidly so this is an exciting time to join us.We have a large student population and so many of our e- Consultations relate to contraception and sexual health.The position will include a combination of e-consultations and face to face clinics.Here at Brownlow Health we are committed to supporting our team and developing our services .We have a diverse practice population over 6 sites in the vibrant City of Liverpool and we are very proud to have attained outstanding in our last CQC inspection.The successful applicant will need to be a non-medical prescriber with a background in Contraception/Sexual Health. Training will be given in e- Consults.

Main duties of the job

Job Summary: Whilst the post holder will work as part of a large multi -disciplinary team, they must be able to work autonomously and have experience and be competent when dealing with sexual health and contraception presentations

We are looking to expand our current team to support the increased volume of contraception requests and queries we receive through eConsultation, this is predominantly from our large student population. As well as eConsultations, you will also run clinics for those who need to be seen face to face.After a 6 month induction period you will have the opportunity to work part of your week remotely should you wish. Training would be provided for e-consultations and EMIS. The post holder must be a non-medical prescriber. We would be interested in developing the role in the future to include more complex contraception presentations as well as LARC insertion and removal and would for see this as a progression to a band 7 position.

About us

Brownlow prides itself in being an exceptional employer. We have a dedicated staff wellbeing team and offer numerous staff benefits and incentives. Including protected study leave with financial allowance, enhanced annual leave for 100% attendance and in house career progression. You will receive a 6 month mentorship/induction and following this will have the option for some home working should you wish to.

Full or part time working can be considered. Salary and Annual leave is in line with Agenda for Change. We can offer flexible working between 7am and 8pm. More information provided on attachments.

For more information please contact: Maria Sullivan (Nurse Manager), Wendy Hills (Assistant Nurse Manager) or Denise Wilson (Nurse Partner) at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Sexual Health/Family Planning Nurse

Grade: Band 6 (with opportunity to progress to a band 7 once trained/competent in LARC)

Hours: negotiable

Location: Brownlow Health GP Practice

Accountable to: Partners

Responsible to: Nurse Manager

Principal Responsibilities:

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

To provide specialist nursing interventions to the clinical management of patients with sexual health problems, in collaboration with other health professionals.

Independently perform comprehensive male and female genital examinations and investigative procedures for patients including STI testing and cervical cytology sampling where appropriate and interpret results to support diagnosis.

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.

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.

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.

Person Specification



  • 1.Registered nurse Adult currently registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • 2.Contraception/Sexual Health qualification
  • 3.Independent / supplementary nursing prescribing V300



  • - 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 eConsultations
  • -Teaching/supervising/mentorship experience

Skills, Attributes and Behaviours


  • -Sexual Health and Family Planning Competence
  • -Advanced communication skills
  • -A complete finisher.
  • -Resilience and drive
  • -Personal and professional integrity and confidence.
  • -Flexibility
  • -Self-starter
  • -Resourceful


  • -Advanced negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • -I.T skills to support clinical work, research and audit
  • -Research, innovation and audit skills
  • -Strong negotiating and influencing skills
  • -Calm and resolute under pressure.
  • -Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

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

11 January 2021

Pay scheme



£31,365 to £44,503 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working

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Job locations

Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place



L69 3GF

Peach Street

Brownlow @ Student Health



26 Argyle Street


L1 5DL

70 Pembroke Place


L69 3GF

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