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Staff Nurse Dermatology Outpatients

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum Incl HCAS
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge or looking for something new? This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with a genuine interest in Dermatology who wishes to start a career in this specialty, or for an existing Dermatology nurse who wishes to consolidate and develop their skills further in all areas of Dermatology Outpatients. Training would be supported through a competency framework.The department provides a full range of Dermatology services including nurse led services such as Topical treatments and complex wound management, Phototherapy, Patch Testing, Iontophoresis , and Photodynamic Therapy. The service also provides Dermatological surgery including Minor Operations and MOH's surgery, for the management and support of patients on cancer pathways. You will work alongside an experienced multi-professional team in providing holistic nursing care to clients with a wide range of dermatological conditions. We are looking for a nurse who is enthusiastic, motivated and most importantly demonstrates a compassionate attitude and a commitment to delivering high quality care.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver high quality care to patients within all areas of Dermatology Outpatients, working in line with Trust policies, objectives, protocols and local guidelines, whilst also being aware of the importance of their role in supporting members of the team and always adhering to the Trust values, and in accordance with NMC regulations.
  • Accept delegated responsibility for specific activities/areas from the senior nurse in charge.
  • To be able to work both autonomously, and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver high standards of care to patients within the Dermatology Outpatients setting.
  • Communicate in line with Trust values, to patients, carers' and staff at all times.
  • Take every opportunity to continue to develop, practice and expand their own general and specialist nursing skills.


About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualized patient care throughappropriate frameworks, including safe effective arrangements fordischarge, underpinned by Trust values.
  • Assist members of the team in the co-ordination of the clinical activities.
  • Use clinical standards to participate in the process of monitoring thequality of care delivered. Act to ensure that nursing practice is of thehighest standard, in line with Trust and CQC standards.
  • Supply and/or administer medication safely in line with Trust medicinespolicy.
  • Assess and support patients with adherence and understanding of theirmedication.
  • Advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the education of the patient andtheir significant others.
  • Assist with the evaluation of care and initiate any action required, forexample liaising with the multidisciplinary team of doctors as appropriate.
  • Review the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and initiate anyaction that may be required.
  • Undertake any reasonable and relevant clinical or non-clinical functionscommensurate with their banding.
  • Recognise and act on situations that may be detrimental to the health andwell-being of the individual.
  • Co-ordinate and support other members of the caring team who may beresponsible for implementing specific aspects of nursing care.

Please see attached job description and person specification to this advert for further details.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma
  • Degree or working towards
  • Registered Nurse on NMC register as appropriate
  • Evidence of recent and on- going professional development


Desirable

  • Mentorship/Teaching/assessing course
  • Post qualification course in relevant speciality


Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Experience with acutely ill patients
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing
  • Ability to utilise pre -registration experience to demonstrate an understanding of the relevant settings.
  • General management skills


Desirable

  • Proven clinical experience in relevant area


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrates a genuine interest and has awareness of issues in Dermatology
  • Practices in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Awareness of current nursing and NHS issues
  • Evidence of commitment to customer care initiatives
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Evidence of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to form excellent interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Maintain professional image / attitude at all times
  • Patient centred in all aspects, acts as an advocate for patient
  • Flexible / adaptable
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Ability to accept criticism constructively/aware of limitations
  • Ability to work under pressure


Physical Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work full shift pattern including rotation, as relevant to area


Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Chelsea Site

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road

London

SW10 9NH

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