• Casual
  • Hull

Website yorkshiremesmac Yorkshire MESMAC

Come and join our team in Hull where we have an exciting opportunity for a Sessional Community Testing Worker.

Prime Objectives:
To deliver community and office based sexual health interventions including HIV point of care tests (POCT) to the general population but in particular to our target groups:

  • Men who have sex with men
  • Women and those dating after divorce or separation
  • People from black and minority ethnic communities.
  • And to the wider population.

This will include regular Evenings and weekends.

Main Responsibilities & Duties (list not exhaustive – please refer to the job description and person specification on our website for full details)

  1. Staff and deliver arranged community/office based testing sessions at the times and locations which meet the demand of target groups; regularly including weekends and evenings.
  2. Delivering HIV point of care tests (POCT) and other community based STI screening in according to local clinical governance and sign off. Including Pregnancy tests and Syphilis POCT.
  3. Distributing Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea tests and where part of clinical governance to take Pharyngeal swabs for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea and advise service users to safely conduct self taken swabs for Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
  4. To provide relevant, accurate and accessible information to target groups allowing them to make informed choices about their sexual health.
  5. To distribute appropriate health campaign materials organised by the project and other agencies: local, national and international.
  6. To be trained in, signed off and adhere to all appropriate clinical governance, policies and protocols.
  7. Refer and signpost to outside agencies and organisations where appropriate.

Salary:  £12.07 per hour

Testing and outreach sessions can take place in a morning, afternoon or evening and occasionally weekends. Due to the nature of the work there will be a mandatory training period (of approximately up to 5 weeks) where successful candidates will be required to attend at least one testing session per week as part of their training. The Sessional Worker will then be given the opportunity to undertake regular testing and outreach sessions weekly and be required to attend mandatory clinical supervision, meetings and update training periodically.

Application packs (along with the job description and person specification) can be downloaded from our website: https://www.mesmac.co.uk/contact/vacancies/sessional-community-testing-worker-hull

Completed applications to be sent to jobs@mesmac.co.uk by the closing date.

Closing date for application is Noon on Thursday 30th June 2022.

Please note that late applications and CV’s will not be accepted

If your application is successful then Interviews will be on Wednesday 13th July 2022.

Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities. We value diversity and are an equal opportunities employer, as well as a Disability Confident employer. Applications are welcome from all suitably skilled persons from all sections of the community.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@mesmac.co.uk.