Clinical Nurse Specialist - Dermatology

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is an exciting new role for an experienced Dermatology Band 6 Nurse who is looking for the next step up in their career.

The Dermatology Department is located in Luton where it was moved from the Outpatients Department based in the hospital to the community.We are a friendly team of doctors and nurses, with many Nurse-Led-Services. These include, phototherapy, patch testing, systemics and leg ulcers.

The Dermatology Unit is based within the town centre, and gives a wide variety of services. We are situated in Arndale House, The Mall, Luton.

The nurses are well supported by the doctors, which is important when working in a small team.

We have our own car parking, and the train station is a 10 minute walk to the unit.

Main duties of the job

To provide highly specialised care in long term skin disease management clinics.

To manage a caseload of patients and to ensure that patients and families are fully informed and supported.

Demonstrate in depth knowledge and competence in all aspects of Dermatology.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To manage your own caseload of patients

To have in-depth knowledge of phototherapy and be able to support new staff members for training.

To provide expert clinical advice, when seeing patients on systemics medication.

To be an independent non-medical prescriber, or be willing to work towards it.

Person Specification



  • Leading and driving change in clinical practice
  • Developing professional staff
  • Completed portfolio of supervised practice in advance clinical practice
  • Teaching in clinical practice


  • National profile within the specialty
  • Research expertise and experience

Skills and Knowledge


  • Research methodologies and tools for implementing evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of teaching and assessing in clinical practice
  • Leadership skills (i.e. facilitation and negotiation skills)
  • Teaching ability



  • Proven registered Nurse Level 1
  • Evidence of continuing education


  • Leadership/ management course
  • Proven Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Proven Independent prescriber qualification

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