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Medical Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Bristol Royal Infirmary
Closing Date: 1 April 2020
There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT) plan to merge as one organisation in April 2020. Our newly merged organisation – University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust – will bring together over 13,000 staff aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we will be one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.
Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist – Band 7
Love life? You will love Bristol. We are UHBristol; recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second time in a row and the largest teaching Trust in the South West of England.
The Bristol Dermatology Centre (BDC) is a major provider of specialist Dermatology services in the South West Region and is part of the Division of Medicine at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust.
To thrive in this fast-paced environment, you will have Dermatology experience, clinical expertise in assessing patients with medical dermatological conditions and be familiar with prescribing and monitoring systemic and biologic medications. You will also possess strong communication skills, work well within a team and be able to treat those presenting with inflammatory skin disease which include: acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Previous experiences within Dermatology or Tissue Viability is needed and a flexible working approach to meet the demands of the service – though the majority of shifts will be between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Based at the Bristol Dermatology Centre in the centre of Bristol you will join our talented multi-disciplinary team to deliver dermatological care to the population of Bristol and the surrounding area (core catchment population approximately 400,000), The service provides regional services in paediatric dermatology, phototherapy, contact dermatitis, skin lymphoma, Mohs surgery and nail disease. We also provide the main teledermatology service in the locality integrating with referral and treatment pathways.
It is an exciting time to join us. We have plans to build a new cutting-edge facility, a development which will match our progressive vision for the future of the service.
Looking for a Band 6 or want to push on to a Band 8a? We can be flexible for those who have experience and want to develop their knowledge and skills further.
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.
To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.
Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work-related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to University Hospital Bristol employees.
Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist (Band 6/7)
The Dermatology Partnership
We are looking for qualified nursing staff throughout the south east to join our partnership of established and new clinics.
The Dermatology Partnership is a group of state-of-the-art clinics with a focus on delivering high-quality, medical, consultant-led dermatology consultations and treatments. A growing group, our sites are located around the South East with teams of Consultant Dermatologists, Aesthetic Doctors, Nurses and Therapists who deliver evidence-based advice and treatments grounded in good governance, which our patients can rely on.
As a group, we strive to be the best in everything we do, from the clinical expertise of our consultants, therapists and nurses, to the operational systems and processes that we introduce to support them.
There are currently 4 clinics in the partnership; we have ambitious plans for growth aiming to have 15-20 clinics within the partnership within 5 years.
Experience in assisting consultants in minor ops, phototherapy and patch testing is essential. The successful applicant must be able to work as part of a team alongside the consultant dermatologists and administration staff.
To be considered for the role you should have studied at degree level and hold an appropriate specialist course in dermatology or have previous relevant experience.
Suitable applicants will also need to have substantive nursing experience working in a similar clinical environment at Band 6 – 7.