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Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dermatology clinical nurse specialist to join our team to help with the management of adult and adolescent individuals with chronic skin disease who take systemic, biologic and small molecule medications.

This post requires a nurse with specialised knowledge and expertise in dermatology who is able to currently work independently alongside the multi-disciplinary team. Our current nurse-led clinics include psoriasis, eczema, hidradenitis suppurativa and acne. In which drug monitoring, repeat prescription management, disease management/making modifications to treatment plans and patient education are undertaken. As well as, utilising your skills to give advice and support to other staff, which may include the provision of specialist education.

You will already be a nurse prescriber and have experience in dermatology. Along with a desire and drive to implement an integrated approach to patient care when new treatments become available for use on the NHS.

You will demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation for the specialty given the variety of nurse led clinics we have to offer.

In return we can offer opportunities to develop new or enhance existing skills alongside a supportive team

Main duties of the job

The post holder is a recognised expert in the specialty, responsible for assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care programmes and undertaking specialist nursing procedures

Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to, and liaising with, other staff. This includes the provision of specialist education and training for other staff and students

Responsible for implementing a clearly defined integrated approach to patient care encompassing new treatments and evidence based care

Required to undertake research and lead clinical audits in own specialist area

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (

Closing date is midnight on 14 July 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 23 July 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our values and reputation for outstanding care Opportunities to experience a range of specialities Career and development opportunities Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team Research experience and opportunities Lovely location and quality of life Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse educated to Degree level.
  • Post registration qualification in speciality.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Advanced communication skills/counselling qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • Clinical assessment.
  • Non-medical prescribing.


  • Research Module
  • Masters Degree



  • Significant relevant experience in the Specialty and ability to demonstrate expert nursing skills.
  • Currently undertakes drug monitoring clinics
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice.
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching.
  • Experience of initiating change.
  • Participates in research and audit


  • Current GCP (Good clinical practice certificate)



  • Understanding of evidence-based practice.
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance.
  • Understand of patient pathways its complexities and how to support the patient through this.



  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due workload and colleagues' needs.
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time-management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead developments in practice.
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.
  • Demonstrate analytical and judgmental skills.
  • Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly.
  • Proficient IT skills.


  • Advanced Communication Skills.

Additonal REquirements


  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.


  • Knowledge of broader issues related to specialty - nationally and locally.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road



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