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Clinical Nurse Specialist Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP)

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inclusive of HCA (pro rata)
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Part time post for Clinical Nurse Specialist for adults with Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP)

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is a leading centre for patients with complex multisystem diseases. The new and specially designed Rare Disease Centre, at St Thomas Hospital, hosts the Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) Clinic for the St John's Institute of Dermatology, one of the world's leading centres for skin disease.

Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) is a severe inherited disease, causing skin cancers, eye damage and sometimes neurological degeneration.

Along with learning more about this rare condition, the aim of the National XP service is to share its unique expertise for the long-term benefit of all those affected by XP worldwide.

This Post will provide an ideal opportunity for a highly experienced, motivated nurse to consolidate clinical, research, education and leadership skills whilst facilitating effective care and support to this patient group. The role will involve a mix of outpatient clinics at Guys and St Thomas' hospital sites, travel around the whole UK to patients' homes and universities and places of work.

You should possess excellent communication skills for good inter-professional communication and a positive team working environment.

Specialist experience is not essential, but being interested in developing knowledge in dermatology, minor skin surgery, neurology, ophthalmology or genetics is key. The post includes regular travelling.

Main duties of the job

  • Home visits to complex patients (across UK) - all newly diagnosed patients automatically receive a home visit. All existing patients offered an annual home. Other visits indicated by clinical need.
  • Give diagnoses to new patients and support during life changing impact to patient and whole family.
  • School / University / work place visits
  • Travelling: Due to distance, some home visits require overnight stay
  • Telephone/ email support and advice to patients
  • Telephone/ email support and advice to health care professionals in UK and internationally
  • Co-ordinating with local teams for tests and surgery
  • Patient related admin
  • Social services / continuing health care meetings
  • MDT prep and follow up
  • Organising skin cancer surgery within the trust and at a local level
  • Surgery /Histopathology MDT, tracking all surgery outcomes
  • Document , monitor and feed back histology results and maintain lesion monitoring data base.
  • Inpatient support (ad hoc as required when XP patient admitted) within the trust or nationally
  • Working as part of the MDT in XP clinics
  • Skin Checks
  • Assisting in Skin Biopses
  • Dealing with Emergency adhoc Skin Lesions


About us

Working for theorganisation

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We strive to recruit and retain the best staff as the dedication and skills of our employees lie at the heart of our organisation and ensure that our services are of the highest quality, safe and focused on our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Patient care activities
  • Home visits to complex patients (across UK) all newly diagnosed patients automatically receive a home visit. All existing patients offered an annual home. Other visits indicated by clinical need.
  • Give diagnoses to new patients and support during life changing impact to patient and whole family.
  • School / University / work place visits
  • Travelling: Due to distance, some home visits require overnight stay
  • Telephone/ email support and advice to patients
  • Telephone/ email support and advice to health care professionals in UK and internationally
  • Co-ordinating with local teams for tests and surgery
  • Patient related admin
  • Social services / continuing health care meetings
  • MDT prep and follow up
  • Organising skin cancer surgery within the trust and at a local level
  • Surgery /Histopathology MDT, tracking all surgery outcomes
  • Document , monitor and feed back histology results and maintain lesion monitoring data base.
  • Inpatient support (ad hoc as required when XP patient admitted) within the trust or nationally

Service and wider trust nursing activities
  • Service developments projects
  • Data collection
  • Participation in audit
  • Participation in research
  • Patient information leaflets, writing and updating
  • Development of guidelines for Trust, Participation in development of UK and European XP Guidelines. XP website, healthunlocked social media platform
  • Participation in national and international work within specialist area
  • Annual XP Symposium
  • Teachers study day, alternate years
  • Teaching e.g. alternate years Photodermatology course. Biopsy course annually.
  • Present and teach at national and international conferences
  • Liaise with XP Support Group Action for XP
  • Support and Teach junior staff in RDC and across St Johns
  • CPD
  • Nurse grand round
  • Support Clinical supervision for CS/TTD monthly
  • Cross cover for Annual leave and sickness
  • Assist with annual service presentation to NHS England funding body.


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience of working autonomously at a level within the specialist area delivering effective patient focused care
  • Proven evidence of management and leadership skills
  • Previous experience of student supervision and clinical education at undergraduate level
  • Experience of delivering patient advocacy
  • Experience in audit, research, and evidence based care-essential
  • Experience in delivering change management both personally and as a facilitator


Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in nursing or equivalent qualification/training
  • RN1 Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality.
  • post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or equivalent post qualification experience


Desirable

  • To have or working towards a non medical physical assessment course
  • To have or working towards non- medical prescriber qualification


Skills

Essential

  • Advanced Clinical, managerial and leadership skills in speciality
  • Ability to manage complex situations and appropriately deliver sensitive and difficult outcomes
  • Ability to clinical lead and develop staff
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Able to use skills of history taking
  • Ability to carry out audit and research
  • IT Skills


Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • Values and Behaviours


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Thomas's Hospital

1 Westminster Bridge Road

London

SE1 7EH

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