Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dermatology
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
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The Dermatology Department is entering an exciting phase and welcomes you to come and share the next steps in the journey with us.
The forever changing face of Dermatology has enabled the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of many skin related conditions. It utilises an extensive range of investigations and procedures that support this. These include Skin Analytics, Allergy Patch Testing and Light Therapy.
The increasing prevalence of skin related cancers has ensured that Dermatology Healthcare remain central to their diagnosis and treatment. Surgical based interventions are a key part to this.
These include procedures relating to skin biopsies, reconstructive skin flaps and grafts and MoHs surgery. These minimally invasive treatments continue to evolve to include the development of Nurse Lead extended role services.
A minimum of 80% of time must be spent in clinical practice.
Main duties of the job
Act as a clinical expert and professional resource to the patients, carers and MDT with the specialist service.
Work alongside other specialist nurses/ Deputy Head of nursing to ensure the development and delivery of a high quality service.
Directly and indirectly influence all aspects of care and management of patients within the speciality/service.
Deliver high quality, clinically effective care and patient experience, utilising research and in collaboration with colleagues in everyday practice.
Act as a role model and clinical resource demonstrating high standards of care and providing clinical leadership in the specialist area.
Support the development and delivery of programme of practice and professional development for staff within the speciality.
Provide direction and clinical leadership, working in partnership with the specialist team and multi professional team to enhance standards and best practice of care across the service.
To work as an independent non-medical prescriber (adhering to trust policy) with the ability to initiate and adjust medication within your field of expertise.
Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).
We have four primary goals:
- high-quality care for all,
- being a great place to work,
- partnerships for impact, and
- research and education excellence
And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.
Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
- we are compassionate,
- we are proud,
- we are inclusive, and
- we are one team
This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.
About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:
Act as an advisor/educator and role model to less experienced doctors, nurses and therapists (MDT) to ensure appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated.
Line manage other team members where appropriate, including role support, job planning, sickness and absence management and appraisals in accordance with Trust policy.
In collaboration with the Education and Practice Development team, develop and promote working partnerships between the Trust and academic staff at local Universities involved in the provision of nursing and multi professional programmes of education.
Actively participate in local, national and international networking to maintain and develop expert level of knowledge in the speciality.
Ensure that the importance and implications of education,
research, and ideas are raised in appropriate forums.
Refer to other disciplines/professionals unsupervised.
Accept direct referrals from other disciplines/professionals unsupervised.
Participate in implementing policy and cascade information to members of the multi-disciplinary team of any changes.
Represent the specialty team in appropriate meetings.
Contribute to relevant reports both internal and external to the Trust.
Build collaborative relationships with teams and colleagues across local, regional and national networks.
please see job description/person specification for full details on the role.
Training and Qualifications
communication and relationships
Analytical and judgement skills
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).