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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/08/2020.

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Dermatology

Job Reference: 396-2306-PCOJA

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Plastics and Dermatology
Roehampton Wing, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston Upon Thames
£43,712 - £49,325 pa. Inclusive of HCAS [15%]

First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Nurse Specialist in our Dermatology service. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual, used to working autonomously and as part of the multidisciplinary team, with previous experience in the specialties to join our team and to be instrumental in the further development of dermatology and plastic surgery services at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be supported by the Nurse Consultants and Lead CNS .

As an Independent Prescriber, you will be monitoring patients undertaking biologic and systemic treatment for their chronic disease.

You will have an interest in research & development and will work closely with the Nurse Consultants/ Lead CNS in taking services forward.

You will be a registered general nurse with appropriate experience and/or qualifications. This includes good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently when necessary. The role is demanding at times but extremely rewarding.

Key elements of the job purpose are to:

  • Manage services to the highest standards ensuring service users are treated with dignity and respect

What we can offer you?

  • Opportunity to work in an innovative nurse led dermatology service
  • The opportunity to develop highly specialist knowledge, experience and skills with a leading acute care provider
  • The challenge of complex and varied work
  • A variety of employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and health and well-being services

Our Cluster is proud of its forward thinking, quality focused ethos and consider operational management a key element to successfully delivering high quality clinical care.

The post is full time, and may require flexible working.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system which provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services. The hospital supports some 320,000 people in the surrounding area including the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney and East Elmbridge. Kingston Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and employs over 3,700 staff across the widest range of careers. We are proud of our reputation as the largest single site District General Hospital in London and our Maternity Unit is the second biggest in London. In a National survey, we were rated as the Best Maternity Service in London by the National Health Watchdog, the Care Quality Commission. Each year, over one million people visit Kingston Hospital for treatment or as a visitor. Out of the top six London Trusts, Kingston is the only District General Hospital: the others are teaching hospitals. Overall, the hospital lies 15th nationally and in 2018 we were proud to be the first acute Trust in London to be awarded an overall Care Quality Commission ‘Outstanding’ rating. The Hospital is based about 12 miles from the centre of London with good transport links into the capital and in a beautiful and historic part of the country. It lies very close to Richmond Park and is close to Hampton Court Palace and Kempton Park, and the River Thames.

Interview Date: Morning of 24 August 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:Name: Saskia Reeken or Alberto BareaEmail address: or alberto.barea@nhs.netTelephone number: 020 8934 3760

Saskia Reeken or Alberto Barea or

Tel: 020 8934 3760


  • Application: Please ensure that you have read the job description and person specification and that your supporting statement reflects this, as your application will be assessed against these criteria.

  • References: You will be required to provide 3 years of employment/educational history. We do not accept references from personal email addresses such as Hotmail, Gmail etc. therefore please ensure you are providing professional working email addresses within your application form.

  • Closing date: In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust, we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

  • Shortlisting: You will only be contacted by the Recruitment Team via email if you are shortlisted for this post. Please ensure therefore that you check your e-mail account/mobile regularly.

  • DBS: Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if the appointee to this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, he/she will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

  • Salary: Applicants without prior NHS experience at the same Pay Band or higher, your salary will start at the lower value within the advertised range and increase every year up to the maximum value within the banding (subject to review meetings).

  • NHS Jobs: Completed applications will be transferred to our preferred third party recruitment management system. All communications will be via, unfortunately, you will not receive responses to queries sent via NHS Jobs.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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