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Band 6 Specialist Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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£31,878 to £42,046 inc. HCA per annum (pro rata)
01/03/2019 23:59
Interview date


The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


Full time/ part time / hours negotiable

Are you looking for a totally new challenge?

Are you ready to go where few nurses have ever gone before?

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust currently host the largest adult Gender Identity service in the UK which cares for over 6000 patients from 18 to end of life. This is an out-patient service currently based in Hammersmith and our small multi-disciplinary team sees people who are in all stages of the care pathway.

The Specialist Nurse plays a vital role together with the Consultant Endocrinologist and Endocrinology Team in monitoring and managing the physical and endocrine needs of the caseload of patients under the care of the Gender Identity Clinic. This work is pivotal in ensuring that hormone regimes are managed effectively and ensuring that physical health needs of patients are carefully managed.

The role entails close working relationships and on-going support of GPs through the implementation of the Shared Care Prescribing Protocol and well as work with other local health services and clinical teams. In partnership with other members of the Multi-disciplinary Team, the role will be required to support holistically the patient’s safe progression through the established care pathway.

No previous gender experience is required and we are keen to hear from registered nurses from all backgrounds who are inspired by this opportunity and believe they have some transferable skills and/or experience. If appointed we will provide you with a personalised training programme and support package to enable you to succeed. You may wish to combine this role with another role and we are also happy to consider this.

The Trust has unique expertise in the growing field of gender identity and this is a great opportunity for you to lead the development of nursing in gender identity regionally nationally and internationally.

If you think this role might be for you, please get in touch.

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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

Lucy Evans, Specialist Nurse in Gender ( in the first instance

If you have problems applying, contact

0208 938 2542