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Medical Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Medical Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist 1 WTE band 6.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse with an enquiring mind and a passion for patient-centred, evidence-based care to join our Medical Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist team. We are a close-knit medical team who are committed, driven individuals and are passionate about ensuring outstanding patient care.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing service. Our patient cohort is mainly comprised of people with complex or challenging inflammatory skin disease on systemic and biologic medication, requiring expert monitoring and supervision.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide advice, support, and information from the time of diagnosis and throughout the patients care pathway through consultation, treatment, aftercare, education and training.

The successful candidate will work closely with the team in the hospital and consultants at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Trust, North Bristol Trust, and collaboratively with the dermatology team at Taunton and the Community Dermatology team. They will act as a role model to ensure a co-ordinated quality service, being actively involved in education, audit, research and development.

The successful candidate will be joining our team at an exciting time of change and engagement in specialist roles. We can support them to complete competencies and further training, through attendance at conferences and educational courses, in order to develop the knowledge and skills they would need in this role and towards their future personal and professional development.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice particularly within speciality area
  • Evidence of recent teaching experience
  • Experience of autonomous working
  • Excellent IT skills


  • Relevant clinical experience in specialist area
  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Skills and Abilities


  • Strong organisation and management skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Teaching
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work, and to support others
  • IT skills including use of email and Microsoft office packages
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS


  • Knowledge of national and local specialty specific issues

Qualifications and Training


  • Active 1st level registration with NMC
  • 1st Degree In nursing or health related subject, willing to undertake/ working towards
  • Willingness to work towards Masters level academic study
  • Post-registration Physical assessment and clinical reasoning qualification or willingness to work towards
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing


  • Non-medical prescriber or willingness to work toward

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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