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Staff Nurse - Dermatology Outpatients

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

West Middlesex University Hospital,

Staff Nurse - Dermatology Outpatients

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

West Middlesex University Hospital,
 

Staff Nurse - Dermatology Outpatients

Band 5

Main area
Dermatology
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Job ref
289-WC-1362
Site
West Middlesex University Hospital
Town
Middlesex
Salary
£29,553 - £36,265 per annum Incl HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
04/04/2022 23:59

About our Trust


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. 

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’ in the well-led and use of resources domains and ‘Good’ in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was ‘Good’, but the Chelsea site was ‘Outstanding’.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

 

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for the position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you.

 

About the role


 

Job overview

 

We are looking for a Registered staff  nurse who is dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated, and most importantly demonstrates a compassionate attitude and a commitment to delivering high quality care. If this is you we would like to hear from you.

This role is an ideal opportunity for an individual with a genuine interest in Dermatology who wish to commence a career in this specialty.

We strongly believe in supporting our staff to reach their full potential and you will be effectively supported in order to equip you with the necessary skills and attributes required. We will offer many internal and external courses to the right candidate to gain competencies in many specialised areas of Dermatology and your training will be supported through a competency framework.

 

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

 

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.

 

Working for our organisation

 

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. 

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020 Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as Outstanding in the well-led and use of resources domains and Good in the safe, effective, caring, and responsive domains.  The Trust as a whole was good, but the Chelsea site was Outstanding.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care through appropriate frameworks, including safe effective arrangements for discharge, 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 the quality of care delivered. Act to ensure that nursing practice is of the highest standard, in line with Trust and CQC standards.


 Supply and/or administer medication safely in line with Trust medicines policy


 Assess and support patients with adherence and understanding of their medication

 Advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness


 Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the education of the patient and their significant others


 Assist with the evaluation of care and initiate any action required, for example liaising with the multidisciplinary team and doctors as appropriate.


 Review the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and initiate any action that may be required


 Undertake any reasonable and relevant clinical or non-clinical functions commensurate with their banding


 Recognise and act on situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of the individual


 Co-ordinate and support other members of the caring team who may be responsible for implementing specific aspects of nursing care.


 Investigate and report accidents, incidents and losses and provide initial support for the member of staff or patient involved, in line with Trust policy.


 Take on extra duties/responsibilities as delegated and agreed by the department/ ward manager or senior staff nurse, within their capability / limitations. 


 To gain competency in specialist areas in Phototherapy, Iontophoresis, patch testing, wound management, topical day care treatments / assisting in minor operations / MOH’s procedures.


 To gain phlebotomy skills. 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of recent and on-going professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship/Teaching/assessing course
  • Degree level

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Post qualification experience
  • Ability to utilise pre -registration experience to demonstrate an understanding of the relevant settings.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing
  • Proven clinical experience in relevant area

Skills/Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Evidence of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise
  • Awareness / experience in Dermatology procedures / skills

About Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea and Westminister Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  is one of the top ranked and top performing hospital in the UK. WE employ  more than 6000 staff over out two hospital sites, chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex  University Hospital , across 12 community-based clinics within North West London. 

We pride Ourselves on providng outstanding care to our community of over 1.5 million people. 

Our specialist care includes  the world-renowned burns service, the Children's Hospital with paediatric services and our award winning sexual health services . 

Our promise to you is to be the employer of choice and support you in your career development. 

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