Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Sexual Health Lead Nurse

Band 8a

Main area
Sexual health
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum/ pro-rata
27/05/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


The Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service (OSHS) offers a fully integrated, comprehensive Genitourinary Medicine and Contraception service across the County of Oxfordshire.

The combined service currently operates through 11 sites based across the county. There are approximately 50,000 episodes of care per year. Services provided include routine and complex contraception care, the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections including outpatient HIV clinics, community gynaecology and psychosexual medicine services.

From April 2019 the OUHFT was awarded a new contract to continue to provide services for up to eight years. OSHS has subcontracted the Terence Higgins Trust (THT) to deliver outreach and manage the C card scheme. We are also in the process of implementing a new IT system and an on-line testing service for asymptomatic patients requesting STI testing.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated nurse to join Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust Sexual Health Service as the Lead Nurse (8a). We are looking for a highly skilled autonomous nurse to lead the day to day management and development of the nursing team.  You will also supervise and support the Senior Health Adviser to ensure the delivery of  their service.

You will have the opportunity to develop and maintain standards of nurse delivered care and lead on ensuring first class patient experience.  You will need to be an innovative individual who possesses excellent communication and networking skills including a non-judgemental attitude.

You will need to take a proactive approach to service development.  Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work within multi-disciplinary team is essential.

As this post has a 50% clinical element which will involve working as a member of the Sexual Health Service in clinics across Oxfordshire the successful applicant will need to demonstrate high standards in clinical care and have the ability to improve quality and patient satisfaction.

The successful applicant should have:

  • Significant post-registration experience
  • Experience of working at an advanced practice level in GU Medicine and or family planning and contraception
  • Post registration specialist study and clinical skills
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of multidisciplinary collaborative practice
  • Proven leadership and organisational ability
  • IT skills

We would welcome you to come and look around our main Hub Department at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford and in negotiation also visit some of our peripheral clinics.


Closing Date: 27th May 2019 

Planned Interview Date: 4th June or 5th June 2019 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Ginny Mountford-Flint (Matron) on 01865 225548

Alternativelly to arrange a visit with the Department and a senior nurse contact Lorraine Gibson (PA) on 01865 227104