Dermatology Staff Nurse
St Michael's Clinic Ltd
The closing date is 06 December 2023
An opportunity has arisen for a staff nurse to join our successful private and NHS dermatology practice.
This role involves support for NHS dermatology clinics working with a large team. Weekly duties will include working in theatre with a range of clinicians, covering clinics in Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock and Telford. You will be expected to learn new skills which will include phototherapy along with other clinical duties, for which training will be provided.
We need to cover a three days per week role but are offering flexible working spread across the above sites. Additional bank hours may be available for part time workers.
Main duties of the job
The post will suit somebody who enjoys a busy clinic environment, can deliver a highly professional service, has experience of working in a theatre setting, is flexible and willing to cover occasional evening shifts.
We are a large friendly team who enjoy working together in our independent clinic. We work with both NHS and private patients, but treat each the same.
Working at the clinic allows clinicians the freedom to influence their work directly, rather than through large organisational structures.
The clinic has its own large free of charge car park, is close to the town centre and the train station.
An informal visit with our senior sister can be arranged and is recommended for short listed candidates.
JOB DESCRIPTION STAFF NURSE
Job title: Staff nurse
Roles: Surgical Treatment Room, Phototherapy, Outpatient clinic and procedures,
Locations: St Michaels Clinic, Shrewsbury Donnington Medical Centre, Telford. Shropshire Skin Clinic, Much Wenlock
Reports to: Senior Sister
Responsible to: Dr N. Hart, Clinical Director
To work as skilled member of the nursing team, to provide a high standard of holistic patient centred care. To communicate effectively at all levels with the Multidisciplinary Team and establish good relationships with patients and carers.
You will work within the clinics, providing predominantly dermatology services to NHS and private patients at St Michaels Clinic, Shrewsbury and Donnington Medical Centre in Telford.
The main role will be as a phototherapy nurse for which training and supervision will be provided until deemed competent to work independently.
This post will also involve assisting with skin surgery procedures and dermatology clinics. It will also involve seeing patients for suture removal and wound review. Training will be provided for all roles.
Main Duties and Responsibilities.
Provide high standards of nursing care.
To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for patients and their carer.
Act as an advocate for patient and family, providing them with information and support and directing then to relevant support services where appropriate.
To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge to provide patient centred care ensuring clinical practice is evidence based on peer reviewed best practice.
Undertake expanded roles following appropriate training.
Undertake nurse led procedures, suture removal/wound reviews/dressing changes.
Outpatient Procedure and Clinic Nurse
Nurse led procedures include
Suture Removal / Wound reviews / dressing changes
The clinic nurse will prepare the patient for these procedures and will carry out the procedure once deemed competent to run the nurse led clinic. Post procedure the clinic nurse will ensure that the patient is given adequate after-care advice and is fit for discharge.
The Nurse will demonstrate appropriate practice and specialist advice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care.
Give appropriate written/verbal information and explanation of management decisions and treatment to patient and carers where applicable.
Nurse-led drug monitoring outpatient follows up clinics
Assess patients response to treatment and presence of any side effects. Ensure appropriate monitoring tests (e.g. blood tests, pregnancy tests) have been carried at required times and that results are satisfactory. Discuss any concerns with clinic doctor and ask doctor to review patient where necessary. Issue further prescription from Doctor providing all is satisfactory.
Assist in Minor surgery/theatre:
Prepare patient for surgical procedures.
This may include liaison with General Practitioners / Hospital anticoagulant nurses regarding anticoagulant medication and blood tests. Assist doctors (and skin surgery nurse practitioners) with procedures such as Dermatological and Oculoplastic surgery and ablative CO2 laser procedures. Follow clinic policies on documentation of procedures and drugs/equipment used in the procedure, correct documentation and labelling of specimens to be submitted for pathology. Ensure patients fitness for discharge after procedure and provide appropriate post-procedure information as required by the patient and document accordingly in patients notes.
Patient record keeping
Ensure contemporaneous records of all patient contacts and treatments are documented in patients Electronic records, maintaining confidentiality ensuring NMC Standards for recording keeping are met
1. Takes personal responsibility for professional development to ensure Life long learning, through clinical supervision, appraisal and Knowledge and skills framework. Actively engages with the learning and development opportunities provided by St Michaels Clinic.
2. Ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard and in accordance with all clinic policies and procedures.
3. Be a member of relevant national nursing forums
4. Participate in annual appraisal to ensure personal objectives meet service and corporate objectives
5. Attend mandatory training and clinical education meetings even when these fall outside normal clinical duty days
Travel between places of work is a requirement of this post.
1. The post holder is responsible for adhering to all St Michaels Clinic Ltd policies and procedures and the NMC code of Conduct.
2. Nursing staff are required to produce evidence of annual NMC registration to the practice coordinator.
3. Enhanced CRB is a condition of employment.
4. This job description is a reflection of the position and is subject to review and alteration in the light of future changes and developments following appropriate consultation with the post holder and/or their representative.
5. All information concerning patients must adhere to the principles of the GDPR and new Data Protection Act 2018, clinic policies and NMC guidelines.
With regards to The Freedom of Information Act 2005 any written request must be notified to appropriate management.
8. Infection Prevention and Control
The prevention and management of acquired infection is a key priority for St Michaels Clinic. The post holder is required to ensure, as an employee, that his/her work methods are compliant with the Clinics agreed policies and procedures and do not endanger other people or themselves:
All staff must be aware of infection prevention and control policies, practices and guidelines appropriate for their duties and must follow these at all times to maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff;
All staff must maintain an up to date knowledge of infection prevention and control, policies, practices and procedures through attendance at annual mandatory updates and ongoing continuing professional development;
Any breach of infection control policies is a serious matter which may result in disciplinary action;
All staff have a responsibility to challenge poor infection prevention and control practices of others and to report any breaches, using appropriate Clinic mechanisms.
St Michaels Clinic is part of The Dermatology Partnership
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).