Band 6 Paediatric Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
The closing date is 08 December 2023
A new and exciting substantive vacancy has arisen within University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust for a part time Band 6 Paediatric Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist.
The successful candidate will be required to work in collaboration with our Paediatric Dermatology Consultants, existing clinical nurse specialist, children's services staff, children, young people and their families. The role is for 26.5 hours per week and will deliver care and support to children and young people across Solihull and Heartlands Hospitals, seeing patients within outpatient and ward areas. This may at times also extend to Good Hope Hospital reviews.
Some children have a problem that affects more than just their skin. We work closely with other specialists in and out of the hospital setting such as paediatricians, rheumatologists, ophthalmologists, dietitians, other Clinical Nurse Specialists, GPs, physiotherapists and local mental health service providers to ensure we are always providing the best possible care.
We are looking for a highly motivated children's nurse who has experience with children and young people, training and educating parents/ carers and has an understanding of long term skin conditions.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent skills in communication, organisation and time management and will be expected to participate in regular clinical supervision, Appraisal NMC Revalidation.
Main duties of the job
Our Dermatology service provides friendly, timely and high-quality care to children who have problems with their skin, hair or nails. Usually, we know what is wrong just by listening to the patient and examining the skin, but sometimes we need to do blood tests, urine tests, X-rays or special tests. An empathetic and problem solving approach is essential.
We may prescribe medicines, creams, lotions or dressings and our nurse will be expected to demonstrate how to apply them, advise on general skin care, administer and teach parents/ carers to administer injection therapy and will also support the Consultant team with systemic clinics and Haemangioma monitoring.
Our specialist nurses support patients and families with the emotional aspects of their skin condition, helping them to understand it and empowering them to deal with it effectively. We provide a telephone and email support service for our patients and give advice to parents/ carers, schools, community nurses and GPs.
This is an exciting period of change within UHB and we are looking to develop and grow our Paediatric Dermatology service. If you are interested in service improvement, service development and personal development as a non-medical prescriber we would welcome your application.
We welcome enquiries and informal visits to anyone interested in this role.
We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.
Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:
Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.
UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.
University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.
*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*
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