Dermatology Specialist Nurse
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
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Applications are invited for Dermatology Specialist Nurse at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.This post will be based at at the University Lewisham Hospital . The post is permanent.
The successful candidates will join an enthusiastic and motivated team, helping to support the future vision and development of the Service.
Main duties of the job
Successful candidates will join a dynamic workforce and is a great opportunity to broaden your experience while working in a very friendly and supportive environment.
There is a strong training culture with protected academic time and regular weekly training incorporating lecture-room teaching and clinical supervision, attendance at relevant clinics and courses, and full immersion simulation sessions.
There are also opportunities for flexible working and career progression
Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
- Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
- Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
- Improving the experience of staff with disability
- Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
- Making equalities mainstream
The successful applicant will work within the Dermatologyservice
- To co-ordinate the specialty care within the Trust/CCG, including outreach clinics within the region.
- To become an essential member, and point of contact and resource for the multi-disciplinary team and patients and carers.
- Carries out diagnostic/therapeutic interventions as an independent practitioner, interprets, writes reports and commences further possible treatment on the basis of the findings.
- Carries out complex therapeutic/investigational procedures under indirect supervision of the Consultant. Ensuring that they are carried out using safe practice and under agreed guidelines/protocols to ensure that the highest possible standard is obtained based on competent clinical practice.
- To demonstrate the ability to develop new skills, to provide an expert high quality, nurse-led service.
- To provide ongoing follow-up care and support (home visits / telephone support / nurse led clinics / outpatient clinics and outreach clinics)
- To develop the service in a structured interdisciplinary way, initiating on-going change and progression in the expanding role of a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
- To develop interdisciplinary clinical management protocols and work within them.
- Autonomously or in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, manage the care of patients carrying out relevant interventions, within agreed clinical protocols and in line with current practice/trends.
- To offer a supportive service to patients and their carers, disseminating specialist knowledge enabling individuals to try and adapt to any changes to their body image and life experiences. Liaising with other healthcare professionals when necessary.
- To provide, promote and maintain a support and advice service to patients and their carers, to include provision of information giving from diagnosis through to all stages of the disease process, in liaison with relevant healthcare professionals.
- To maintain accurate and legible records of all clinical and legal documentation with regard to Statutory and Trust policies.
- To assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care within the acute and community setting
- To control patient admission via direct referral and with consultant guidance and supervision.
- Be aware of, understand, and act upon the Divisional Business Plan, with particular reference to nursing care, in order to participate in the re-formulation of nursing aspects of the plan.
- When required, investigate the nursing aspects of incidents/complaints and initiate corrective action.
- To line manage, a cohort of staff ensuring HR processes are followed.
- To provide advanced specialist knowledge and education, acting as a clinical resource to the Trust, CCG and Trust affiliated Universities.
- In conjunction with Ward Managers and Heads of Departments and the CCG assess learning needs and organise training and teaching programmes to fulfil the areas and individuals learning requirements within the specialty.
- Take part in the selection, orientation and development of relevant staff and students within the service.
- Promote staff confidence and competence and therefore assist job satisfaction and staff recruitment and retention.
- Identify the requirements to carry out the specialist role, implement and manage the service, developing the role in line with patient and service needs.
- Responsible for service budget.
- Take responsibility for the effective and efficient use of resources, being aware of resource requirements and limitations.
- Ensure all equipment and supplies in the clinical area are maintained to enable delivery of efficient and safe care.
- Evaluate equipment and make recommendations relevant to purchasing policies in conjunction with Procurement.
- Authorise the issue of appropriate appliances to patients within the Trust and community setting.
Qualifications and Training
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).