Job summary

Based at iCaSH Oak Street, Norwich clinic. 26.25 hours per week on a rota basis Monday to Friday including long days and Saturday mornings.

To work with the support of the Sexual Health Advisors to manage a case load of patients within the service which will include consultations both face to face and over the telephone.

To provide advice, information, education, treatment, and counselling to patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis.

To participate in the management of the results of tests undertaken within the service and carry out partner notification, ensuring the attendance and treatment of contacts, with support of the Sexual Health Advisor.

To participate in provision of a vaccination and recall programmes for all eligible patients in relation to Sexual Health (where appropriately trained).

Main duties of the job

To safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

To participate in providing a safe environment whereby patients can discuss their concerns and ask questions .

Under supervision and with support from the Sexual Health Advisors, provide information and health education for patients diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections, providing support and onward referral and/or signposting as required.

To participate in the process of partner notification/management for patients, in order to encourage with index case consent, the attendance of all potentially infected sexual contacts to a sexual health clinic.

Participate in the assessment of factors which might negatively affect a patient’s sexual health and refer and/or signpost to appropriate specialist services e.g. psychology/ psychiatry, alcohol and drug services.

Ensure at all times that the patient’s identify, and the confidential nature of the information obtained is respected in accordance with the sexually transmitted disease regulations and NHS and Trust policy.

About us

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There’s one reason why our services are outstanding – and that’s our amazing staff – who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider.All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Date posted

16 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £40,588 a year pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

448-NCYP-4940702

Job locations

iCaSH, Oak Street

1a Oak Street

Norwich

NR3 3AE

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide advice, information, education, treatment, and counselling to patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis.

To participate in the management of the results of tests undertaken within the service and carry out partner notification, ensuring the attendance and treatment of contacts, with support of the Sexual Health Advisor.

To participate in provision of a vaccination and recall programmes for all eligible patients in relation to Sexual Health (where appropriately trained).

To safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

To participate in providing a safe environment whereby patients can discuss their concerns and ask questions .

Under supervision and with support from the Sexual Health Advisors, provide information and health education for patients diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections, providing support and onward referral and/or signposting as required.

To participate in the process of partner notification/management for patients, in order to encourage with index case consent, the attendance of all potentially infected sexual contacts to a sexual health clinic.

Participate in the assessment of factors which might negatively affect a patients sexual health and refer and/or signpost to appropriate specialist services e.g. psychology/ psychiatry, alcohol and drug services.

Ensure at all times that the patients identify, and the confidential nature of the information obtained is respected in accordance with the sexually transmitted disease regulations and NHS and Trust policy.

Participate in the recall of clients with untreated infections or those in need of follow-up and/or test of cure by letter, telephone, or text. To exchange relevant information about clients and contacts with other sexual health clinics as necessary.

To be competent in the management of under 18 year olds and vulnerable adults working within Fraser Guidelines and liaising with and referring to the multi-disciplinary team & safeguarding services as appropriate

With support from the Sexual Health Advisors, take sexual histories from patients as appropriate and refer on to relevant individuals in the multi-disciplinary team.

With support from the Sexual Health Advisors, provide pre-HIV test discussion for high risk patients as appropriate.

To supply treatments and/or vaccinations to patients as prescribed after appropriate training and competency sign off.

To perform phlebotomy as required in accordance with Trust and Departmental guidelines or undertake phlebotomy training.

Maintain accurate patient records, ensuring all entries are dated, signed and designation recorded as in accordance with the Trusts policies and procedures. Participate in submission of clinical data as required, to enable accurate reporting to meet internal local, national, and commissioned requirements.

To work alongside the HIV specialist team, providing clinician and patient support (where commissioned).

To work within SSHA guidance e.g. Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, Guidelines for Good Practice, PN Policy.

Support the management of patient complaints, concerns, and incidents as necessary and ensure the correct procedures are followed under guidance from the Clinical Nurse Manager and Sexual Health Advisors.

Ensure any risks or incidents are reported promptly, accurately and via the Trust electronic incident reporting system.

Be involved in any quality assurance initiatives within the clinic and ensure that all actions are carried out within the Trusts policies and procedures.

To continue professional development and training by attendance and contribution at relevant clinic/ Trust/ regional/ national meetings, seminars, workshops, and conference, sharing knowledge gained, at clinic level.

To be aware of the ethical, professional, and legal frameworks that underpins practice.

To attend departmental and Sexual Health Advisor team meetings.

To work within the competency framework and agreed timescales for the progressive training post of Associate Sexual Health Advisor.

To work within the Society of Sexual Health Advisors (SSHA) guidance.

The post holder must at all times carry out his/her duties with regard to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

To be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and staff.

All post holders must adhere to the code of conduct on confidentiality and be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.

This job description is intended only as a guide to the range of duties involved. The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to other duties that may be required from time to time and the changes and developments within the Trust.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure of Barring Service to be made to check for any previous criminal convictions. Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users in line with its equal opportunities policy and policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide advice, information, education, treatment, and counselling to patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis.

To participate in the management of the results of tests undertaken within the service and carry out partner notification, ensuring the attendance and treatment of contacts, with support of the Sexual Health Advisor.

To participate in provision of a vaccination and recall programmes for all eligible patients in relation to Sexual Health (where appropriately trained).

To safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

To participate in providing a safe environment whereby patients can discuss their concerns and ask questions .

Under supervision and with support from the Sexual Health Advisors, provide information and health education for patients diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections, providing support and onward referral and/or signposting as required.

To participate in the process of partner notification/management for patients, in order to encourage with index case consent, the attendance of all potentially infected sexual contacts to a sexual health clinic.

Participate in the assessment of factors which might negatively affect a patients sexual health and refer and/or signpost to appropriate specialist services e.g. psychology/ psychiatry, alcohol and drug services.

Ensure at all times that the patients identify, and the confidential nature of the information obtained is respected in accordance with the sexually transmitted disease regulations and NHS and Trust policy.

Participate in the recall of clients with untreated infections or those in need of follow-up and/or test of cure by letter, telephone, or text. To exchange relevant information about clients and contacts with other sexual health clinics as necessary.

To be competent in the management of under 18 year olds and vulnerable adults working within Fraser Guidelines and liaising with and referring to the multi-disciplinary team & safeguarding services as appropriate

With support from the Sexual Health Advisors, take sexual histories from patients as appropriate and refer on to relevant individuals in the multi-disciplinary team.

With support from the Sexual Health Advisors, provide pre-HIV test discussion for high risk patients as appropriate.

To supply treatments and/or vaccinations to patients as prescribed after appropriate training and competency sign off.

To perform phlebotomy as required in accordance with Trust and Departmental guidelines or undertake phlebotomy training.

Maintain accurate patient records, ensuring all entries are dated, signed and designation recorded as in accordance with the Trusts policies and procedures. Participate in submission of clinical data as required, to enable accurate reporting to meet internal local, national, and commissioned requirements.

To work alongside the HIV specialist team, providing clinician and patient support (where commissioned).

To work within SSHA guidance e.g. Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, Guidelines for Good Practice, PN Policy.

Support the management of patient complaints, concerns, and incidents as necessary and ensure the correct procedures are followed under guidance from the Clinical Nurse Manager and Sexual Health Advisors.

Ensure any risks or incidents are reported promptly, accurately and via the Trust electronic incident reporting system.

Be involved in any quality assurance initiatives within the clinic and ensure that all actions are carried out within the Trusts policies and procedures.

To continue professional development and training by attendance and contribution at relevant clinic/ Trust/ regional/ national meetings, seminars, workshops, and conference, sharing knowledge gained, at clinic level.

To be aware of the ethical, professional, and legal frameworks that underpins practice.

To attend departmental and Sexual Health Advisor team meetings.

To work within the competency framework and agreed timescales for the progressive training post of Associate Sexual Health Advisor.

To work within the Society of Sexual Health Advisors (SSHA) guidance.

The post holder must at all times carry out his/her duties with regard to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

To be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and staff.

All post holders must adhere to the code of conduct on confidentiality and be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.

This job description is intended only as a guide to the range of duties involved. The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to other duties that may be required from time to time and the changes and developments within the Trust.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure of Barring Service to be made to check for any previous criminal convictions. Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users in line with its equal opportunities policy and policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse or Midwife (NMC)
  • Evidence of professional development

Desirable

  • Post registration specialist course in sexual health or sexual health advising

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in health care, ideally sexual health or health coaching.

Skills

Essential

  • Competent in phlebotomy
  • Evidence of ability to provide holistic care and sensitivity and understanding of the needs of patients accessing sexual health services

Desirable

  • Has a proven ability to work in a sexual health context with adults and young people
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse or Midwife (NMC)
  • Evidence of professional development

Desirable

  • Post registration specialist course in sexual health or sexual health advising

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in health care, ideally sexual health or health coaching.

Skills

Essential

  • Competent in phlebotomy
  • Evidence of ability to provide holistic care and sensitivity and understanding of the needs of patients accessing sexual health services

Desirable

  • Has a proven ability to work in a sexual health context with adults and young people

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

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

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

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

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