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Skin Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum inc. High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 7
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Lead Skin Clinical Nurse Specialist - to work within the Surgical Division to co-ordinate the delivery of a comprehensive Surgical Skin service in collaboration with the oncology Division.

Main duties of the job

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience as a Registered Part 1 or 12 Nurse and a background of Cancer Nursing or Surgical Nursing and with Clinical Nurse Specialist experience. This role has a strong highly autonomous clinical component where the CNS will be key in assessing patient requirements and ensuring they receive a holistic treatment plan and where appropriate end of treatment summary (EOTS) ensuring personalised care for all skin patients.

You will act as key worker when appropriate and utilise expert knowledge to provide comprehensive specialist advice, assessment, information and psychological support.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further information as this will be the criteria used to shortlist.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse part 1 or part 2
  • Educated to degree level
  • 20 Credits in oncology related qualification
  • Masters Degree or working towards (or equivalent experience)


  • Advanced Communication skills course
  • Skin lesion Recognition and management module
  • Dermoscopy course
  • Complex wound management (eg: Skin grafts / Flaps / Negative pressure wound therapy)

Knowledge and Experience


  • Substantial experience at Band 6 or above with experience in post-Reg experience preferably allied field
  • Can demonstrate clinical credibility
  • Experience in teaching all levels of the Multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of achievements in practice development and quality improvement projects

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital

Egerton Road



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