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Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Come and join us in Dermatology at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Band 6

37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in Dermatology Outpatients with a dynamic group of nurses and doctors that positively push the boundaries of nursing practice. We have an excellent track record of developing and training nurses to a high level.

We work in a friendly team orientated environment with good facilities and have good working relationships with multidisciplinary team members. Working hours will be 37.5 per week between Monday to Friday with no bank holidays or night duty.

These hours may be reviewed depending on service needs, including compacted hours.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Melinda Palencia (Dermatology Lead Nurse) on 01865 228262 or via email: or

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate and further develop sound clinical dermatology skills. You will be expected to support key areas of dermatology including undertaking nurse led clinics and supporting doctors by providing specialist treatment following diagnosis of dermatological conditions. The role will involve undertaking investigations, administering medication, and providing educational support to patients and the nursing team whilst working alongside medical and nursing staff.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury. For more information on OUH please view OUH At a Glance by OUHospitals - Issuu

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community.

We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence.

These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of one to two years experience in a dermatology setting and any specialist experience would be desirable. Developmental training will be provided. The post holder will need to demonstrate sound management skills, to manage their own workload and that of junior staff.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse part 1 or 8 or 12 or 15 of register (depending on area of practice)
  • At least 1 years' experience of working in dermatology specialty


  • Demonstrable post graduate level working
  • Teaching/assessment/mentoring qualification



  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge in dermatology
  • Evidence in personal development
  • Evidence of effective multi-disciplinary team working


  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice



  • Previous experience of treating dermatological conditions
  • Previous experience of teaching of patients and staff
  • Demonstrates skilled written, verbal and non-verbal, communication skills
  • Experience in running nurse led clinics



  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience of acting as a clinical supervisor, appraiser and mentor to others


  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation
  • Experience in providing photosensitivity treatment to dermatology patients
  • Experience providing specialist dermatology care/treatments

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service in conjunction with other members of the team
  • Demonstrates understanding of Trust values
  • Appropriately assertive, able to listen to others views, supportive to others
  • Experience of devising and adhering to clinical competencies
  • Initiate and partake in in-service training

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Dermatology Outpatients Department - Churchill Hospital

Old Road, Headington



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