Sexual Health/Family Planning Nurse
Brownlow Group Practice
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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.
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 BrownlowHR@livgp.nhs.uk
Job Title: Sexual Health/Family Planning Nurse
Grade: Band 6 (with opportunity to progress to a band 7 once trained/competent in LARC)
Location: Brownlow Health GP Practice
Accountable to: Partners
Responsible to: Nurse Manager
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.
Skills, Attributes and Behaviours
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Brownlow Group Practice
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11 January 2021
£31,365 to £44,503 a year
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working