Health Advisor (Sexual Health)

Band 6

Main area
Integrated Sexual Health (GUM)
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
359-WS5842-A
Site
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Town
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
Salary
£26,565 - £35,577 pa
Closing
23/02/2018 23:59

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust manages the largest integrated Sexual Health Service in Kent. (Genito-Urinary Medicine, Contraception and HIV), and recently established the Kent-wide home testing STI service with a dedicated E bureau to manage positive results and partner notification process for Kent.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, and motivated Health advisor to join our team to deliver specialist care management, within an integrated sexual health model

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to deliver the highest standard of care in treating and preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted infections and HIV, with partner notification/ contact tracing processes, applying public health principles, to reduce transmission of STIs/HIV and to improve the sexual health of the community.

You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and administration skills, to facilitate comprehensive partnership of local service providers including community pharmacists, general practitioners, third sector and other partners, including NHS Trusts and on-line laboratories.

You will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, which would involve working late shifts, weekends and also to work at satellite services on a rotational basis as required.

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Induction Programme for RNs, RMs and ODPs (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the programme lead if this is problematic: nicola.henthorn@nhs.net), lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area and classroom-based study days which run from 9am to 5pm.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

Closing Date: Midnight, Friday 23rd February 

Interviews: Thursday 8th March 2018 

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Applicant requirements

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

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