Band 5 Dermatology & Phototherapy Staff Nurse

London, Greater London, England
EC2V 8AF
St George's University Hospitals NHS Trust £ 30786.0 - 37841.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 30786.0 - 37841.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
29 Jul 2022
Closes
28 Aug 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the implementation and evaluation of patient care for patients undergoing phototherapy and topical treatments within the department.
  • To administer PUVA and UVB therapies safely in line with department's protocols and evidence based practice.
  • Provide Pre and Post treatment patient education and orientation for patients attending for phototherapy or day care.
  • To recognize the responsibilities of the nurse in administering PUVA, UVB and topical treatments.
  • To work as part of a team in a conducive and co-operative manner. To assist in all aspects of the smooth running of the dermatology department including allocation and preparation of clinics and dermatology minor operation sessions.
  • To provide education and support for qualified and unqualified staff.
  • To provide supervision to student nurses on placement within the unit.
  • To participate and carry out education sessions to improve Dermatology skills outpatient staff when required.
  • To fully achieve and maintain competencies within the Trust's Competency Framework for this grade and specialty.
  • To be multi-skilled within the dermatology unit. If required will be able to work in clinics, phototherapy, minor op sessions, or day care.
  • Attend appropriate meetings as advised by senior nurse including attendance at MDT meetings/.departmental meetings
  • Actively participate in the health promotion and education of clients, carers and relatives where appropriate.
  • Fully achieve and maintain competencies within the nursing competency framework for this band (according to KSF outlines/ specific profession examples of application).
Person specification

QUALIFICATION

Essential criteria
  • NMC Level 1 Registered Nurse, educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of professional updating
Desirable criteria
  • Recognised phototherapy course or willingness to undergo external and internal training in phototherapy
  • ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing, mentoring course or equivalent or be willing to undertake
EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Experience in working with the multidisciplinary team
  • Able to identify priorities
  • Understand the importance and relevance of nursing research and uses this to improve clinical practice
  • Knowledge of current policy and developments relating to adult and diagnostic services/ national targets and public health
  • Be able to contribute to the teaching, mentorship, supervision and support of learners and other relevant staff
Desirable criteria
  • Experience within a dermatology outpatient or dermatology inpatient ward
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the audit process
  • Shows budgetary awareness
SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to build up a rapport with patients and the MDT
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training and development of skills in phototherapy, day care treatments and other skills relevant to dermatology
  • IT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of recent advances in Dermatology
KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of clinical governance and risk assessment
  • Clear understanding of safeguarding procedures
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities
  • Knowledge of current nursing issues
Desirable criteria
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of local and national specialist guidelines
OTHER

Essential criteria
  • Patient-centred approach
  • Flexible attitude and willing to travel across sites
  • Motivated to work in job role and specialty
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation
We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email.

If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be requir

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Job Details

Band 5 Dermatology & Phototherapy Staff Nurse

London, Greater London, Englandd St George's University Hospitals NHS Trust
Pay
£ 30786.0 - 37841.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
29 Jul 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
28 Aug 2022

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