Nurse Consultant Dermatology
NHS AfC: Band 8b
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 12-month fixed term, full time band 8b, Nurse consultant within the dermatology department at the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre.
This is a unique opportunity to work within Dermatology based in the Treatment Centre at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
This post will compliment an existing team of consultants. As a patient-centred, clinically led department we expect our clinical teams to participate in care-pathway development, research, audit and teaching.
We are looking for a dedicated, patient focused Nurse Consultant Dermatologist who is committed to providing the highest standards of care for our patients.
You will work closely with all members of the medical team including contributing to the development of a highly skilled workforce and being an active member of the local and regional Dermatology MDT.
If you are enthusiastic, able to work in a very demanding, yet rewarding environment within a friendly, supportive team, then we are what you are looking for.
In addition to the above summary, you need to familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be required to work within the dermatology department and act as an expert practitioner demonstrating advanced knowledge and skill beyond that associated with additional nursing roles,including the integration of research evidence into practice by expert clinical reasoning and decision making.
You will be responsible for the care and management of skin cancer patients requiring specific support within this specialist field of dermatology, in collaboration with Clinicians. You will see new and follow up of patients.
To contribute to clinical governance within the service by leading audit and research as part of the multi-disciplinary team, MDT.
To work autonomously and make independent clinical decisions and initiate investigations, care/ treatment and technological intervention. To direct and use results of investigations, to assist formulation of diagnosis and plan patient management form a range of interventions.
To utilise expert reassessment to ensure that the management of planned intervention with other MDT members is maintained via the development of systematic process of follow up of patients within the NHS treatment centre and wider health spectrum.
The successful candidate will play a crucial role in delivering a high-quality service.
To support consultants with day-to-day clinical activity (to be determined according to need of the specialist area.)
Working for our organisation
The Dermatology service undertakes consultant led outpatient and diagnostic services, treatments and surgical intervention. There is a dedicated adult outpatient unit. Specialist nurses provide nurse-led chronic disease management, skin cancer, light therapy, photodynamic therapy, biopsy, triamcinolone and holistic needs clinics.
We offer a supportive teamwork structure and an opportunity to further your clinical skills with the opportunity to build specialist services.
There are ten self-contained consultation rooms and a clinic teaching room. There is a supervised phototherapy area with two TLO1, UVB units and one PUVA unit running an out of hour’s service in the evenings and early morning. The day treatment unit provides topical therapies and iontophoresis treatments. The leg ulcer assessment area initiates appropriate investigations and patient education and links in with the community leg ulcer clinics. There is a weekly dermatological vulval clinic. Skin cancer clinics are held throughout the week and there is a weekly multidisciplinary skin cancer team meeting.
There are three skin surgery operating theatres, a recovery suite and an adjacent histopathology lab to support Mohs surgery. The more major and extensive dermatological surgery and laser treatments are carried out in this area.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
See attached job description.
The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process, working collaboratively with the wider team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of the Dermatology strategy and provide nurse leadership
The post holder will be expected to influence and support national, regional and local strategy and policy in relation to Skin Cancer and will represent the service at Trust wide clinical meetings. They will be required to demonstrate excellent communication skills and display the ability to establish partnerships internally and externally to represent the service and contribute to discussions which will impact on service development.
They will be expected to contribute and lead on the development of patient pathways, teaching packages and where appropriate work closely with commissioners, whilst making an active contribution to Dermatology Governance
- NMC registered
- Non medical prescriber
- 5 years nurse specialist dermatology experience
- NMC registered
- Master's degree level in dermatology
- Dermoscopy course in skin cancer recognition
- Experience in dermatology skin cancer
- Excellent IT skills
- Detailed knowledge of dermatology and current practices
- Recognised teaching qulification or experience
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Lorraine Hourd
- Job title
- Divisional nurse Ambulatory Care division
- Email address
- Telephone number