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Dermatology Specialist Nurse

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
To practice as a Specialist Nurse in Dermatology, providing care to patients in an autonomous manner in nurse led clinics, assessing, diagnosing and making safe clinical judgements.

Evidence of qualifications will be requested at interview and during compliance checks.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for co-ordinating the provision of continuous clinical care within allocated resources, providing a quality service and high clinical standards for all patients in your area

To provide clinical leadership in Dermatology

Support the Clinical Manager and Service Manager in service performance management

To provide a specialised clinical and educational service to improve the management of patients with chronic skin conditions and improve their quality of life

To be clinically responsible for the assessment and diagnosis of skin conditions in patients referred to the Dermatology Service

To provide expert clinical care in the review, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment and care for patients referred with skin conditions to the Dermatology Service

To provide appropriate treatment, specialist knowledge and education to patients and their carers to enable and promote self-care

To act as a specialist resource to other health professionals by providing both support with individual patients and up to date, evidence-based knowledge via one to one and group education sessions.

To contribute to the continued evaluation and development of the Dermatology Service in line with WWL NHS Teaching Foundation Trust, National and professional policy and guidelines.

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.


Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8A or above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Treating patients referred to Dermatology within local and nationally agreed protocols and guidelines.

Being professionally accountable for all professional and personal actions, in accordance with the framework or scope of professional practice.

Reviewing patients prescribed medication regimes to ensure that they receive appropriate pharmacotherapy in safe and effective doses.

Educating patients with regards to:

Their chronic skin condition.

Prevention of and response to flares in their chronic skin condition.

How to correctly use the treatment prescribed.

Expected outcomes.

Written care plans.

Available supportive written and electronic information.

Contact details.

Maintaining an up to date, evidence based personal knowledge and competence through regular continued professional development (CPD), annual personal development review (PDR) and clinical supervision

Being able to recognise own personal clinical and professional limitations, seeking clinical support and appropriate training where necessary and referring or signposting patients to an appropriate specialist or service

Utilising a holistic approach to each individual patient and their familys physical and psychological care whilst promoting good health and general well-being

Ensuring that wherever nurse prescribing is undertaken the nurse prescribing policy, personal prescribing list (P List), regional and local medicine management guidelines are adhered to

At all times acting within the guidelines laid down by the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of eczema and psoriasis and the complications associated with these conditions - physically and psychologically


  • Knowledge of other chronic skin diseases and their management
  • Knowledge of community, support groups, voluntary agencies and social care agencies



  • Excellent and effective communication skills
  • Evidence of teaching skills and/or confidence to educate health professionals
  • Basic keyboard skills


  • Knowledge of databases
  • Evidence of contribution to the development of programmes of care, protocols and clinical audit
  • Experience in minor ops



  • Degree in general nursing or equivalent
  • Evidence of post basic training in appropriate areas


  • Leadership/Management qualification
  • Relevant dermatology qualification
  • Independent Non-Medial Prescribing qualification (must be achieved within 12 months of commencement of post)



  • Demonstrable experience within Dermatology or experience of working with and treating people with skin problems
  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge in Dermatology
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of working with and undertaking clinical assessment of chronic skin condition


  • Experience running own specialist service or clinic for patients with chronic skin conditions



  • Passion, Tenacity and ability to problem solve.
  • Awareness of health and health promotion in relationship to chronic skin disease and its impact on individuals and the economy
  • Able to work flexibly according to service needs
  • Speak English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e. with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation


  • Negotiating skills
  • Research skills

Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Prosser White Centre, Leigh Infirmary

The Avenue



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