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Registered Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Sexual Health
Band 6
Part time posts, total of 49 hours available, 7 day rota
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The Beat
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata per annum
01/03/2020 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

We are looking to recruit experienced Band 6 Sexual Health Registered Practitioners with excellent time management and decision making skills, committed to providing high quality care, to work part time in Abacus sexual health clinics in Liverpool. The posts are permanent, minimum 22.5 hours per week (3x 7.5 hour shifts), with a total of 49 hours currently available.  We have a hub in the city centre and 3 community clinics in Garston, Townsend Lane and Kensington. The Beat in the city centre is open 7 days a week. The post involves both day and evening work schedules between the hours of 09:30 and 19:30, including a weekend rota. Registered Practitioners are required to work across all locations.

Responsibilities include issuing 1st and repeat hormonal contraception and emergency contraception using PGDs, fitting and removing sub-dermal implants, cytology, pregnancy testing, abortion referral, screening for sexually transmitted infections and treatment of some conditions including genital herpes, bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, gonorrhoea and genital warts.

Candidates must be a Registered Nurse or Midwife and in addition hold R71 certificate or NDFSRH or equivalent to apply for this post. 

Shortlisting is planned for: 2nd March 2020

Interviews will take place on

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Mary Wilson, Senior Nurse 0151-2476541 or Barbara Beeching Lead Nurse 0151- 2476542