Position –Termination of Pregnancy Nurse - Kent
Ref – ZARGNTOPKNT
Location – Maidstone, Kent
Salary – £28,461 - £31,284 per annum
Hours – Full Time
The Vacancy -
My client is a marketing focused, results oriented social enterprise. They develop efficient, effective and sustainable family planning programmes in the UK and overseas. The UK division provides services to men and women over 130,000 times a year.
My client is looking for experienced Nurses with a passion for gynaecology/sexual and reproductive healthcare to join our Kent team, working in our Maidstone Surgical Centre.
As a Nurse, you can expect to work in a busy and fast-paced environment, providing excellent clinical care and guidance to our clients, Day-to-day, you will work with the team offering services such as contraception, pregnancy testing, ultrasound scanning (training provided), unplanned pregnancy consultations, abortion, vasectomy, STI testing and treatment and cervical screening.
The Maidstone centre is open Monday-Friday and the successful candidate will work 37.5 hours per week. Shift patterns are variable with starts as early as 08:15, and finishing at 16:45. Later finishes are sometimes necessary.
Please be aware this is not a family planning role; it is RGN position where you will spend 80-90% of your time dealing with women going through medical or surgical terminations. For the first 12 – 18 months you will spend all of your time at the latter stages of a client journey with the company, i.e scrubbing in surgery and administering medical termination drugs. Only once you have had lots of exposure to this environment you can then start getting involved with the initial conversation, administering of MA drugs and discussing birth control options.
This due to the position involving a lot of questions from the client and you need to have a thorough knowledge of the area as to what the client can expect. Once you have a good understanding of the TOP procedure and client flow, you will start to rotate around the centre covering different areas and going on training sessions – such as ultrasound and ultimately having a more variety in your job.
RN Level 1 or 2
GCSE standard or equivalent in Maths and English Language
Current ILS certificate
Hold in date Intermediate Life Support Certificate
Experience & Skills
Post-registration experience working in a fast paced, high activity environment within any the following areas:
Accident & Emergency (desirable)
Theatre Experience (desirable)
Family Planning (desirable)
Experience of working with minimal supervision and in a nurse led environment and ability to remain calm in a pressurised environment. The ideal candidate must be ‘Pro—Choice’ on abortion and have sensitivity to individual client needs and have the ability to work as part of a team.
Key words - RGN, Registered General Nurse, Termination of Pregnancy, Clinic Nurse, Theatres, Gynaecology, Pro-Choice
For more information please contact Zoe Allen at Pulse Jobs on 07918 720922 alternatively please forward your CV
Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.