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Job summary

Main area
Dermatology
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
up to 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
372-MED1835
Employer
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
The Calderdale Royal Hospital
Town
Halifax
Salary
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
10/10/2022 23:59
Interview date
25/10/2022

Employer heading

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust logo

Staff Nurse - Dermatology Outpatients

Band 5

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. 

We are committed to recruiting to our values.  Leading One Culture of Care underpins our values by creating an environment, tone and behaviours across all parts of the Trust that are fundamentally rooted in compassionate care.  

We are open to considering a wide range of flexible working arrangements. There are opportunities to flex the days of the week, hours and times of work and place of work including: part-time, job-share, flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home when appropriate. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We received our Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that we provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome application to work for us.

Our Future Plans

The Department of Health and Social Care has awarded capital funding to invest in local health services at both Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. This is a significant investment and an opportunity to enhance services for our populations in Calderdale and Huddersfield and West Yorkshire for generations to come. To find out more, please visit Our Future Plans - CHFT (cht.nhs.uk)


 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Nurse with the Dermatology Outpatient Department. The Role is mainly based at the Calderdale Royal - but will involve working at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join our team. The successful candidate must have an interest in Dermatology Nursing. The role entails assisting with clinics, assisting in minor operations theatre, carrying out treatments and dealing with patient appointments.

 

 

 

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based individualised plan of care. The post holder will also assist in the management and organisation of nursing work in the ward/department.
To be responsible for providing the appropriate nursing evidence based care of an allocated group of patients. To work as part of a multidisciplinary team using resources efficiently.
To deliver quality care to patients and to supervise the working of junior staff during the span of duty.
To be competent in carrying out a variety of clinical procedures

Working for our organisation

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is an inclusive and welcoming trust. We actively encourage professional development. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To contribute to a culture that recognises and works in partnership with patients and their families, involving them in all decisions.
To participate in the assessing, planning, implementation and evaluation of
individualised plan of care. Provides early intervention to ensure the safe discharge of patients, working in collaboration with the medical team and community services with the aim of avoiding readmission.
To have a willingness to take on extended roles i.e. IV
administration/cannulation/Venepuncture, Care of central lines and other clinical roles linked to the department.
To work within the NMC code of professional practice, and within policies,
procedures and guidelines of Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust.
To ensure that high standards of nursing care are given and maintained. To act when standards are not being maintained.
To recognise changes in a patients’ condition which require the intervention of others and refer on as appropriate.To act as an advocate for the patient and the family, including promoting and protecting their interests, rights equality and inclusion and privacy.
To act as a ‘Link Nurse’ within a defined speciality/ interest area.
To be involved in trust Initiatives to improve patient safety and care, e.g. Exemplar ward, Safer Patient Initiative.
To be aware of and adhere to Trust Policies relating to the control and
administration of drugs.
To ensure that high standards of nursing care are given and maintained. And to act
when standards are not being maintained.
 To work within the NMC code of professional practice, and within policies,
procedures and guidelines of Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust.
To participate in regular staff meetings.
To be flexible to work within areas or departments to meet the demands of
changing service needs.
To provide mentorship and preceptorship to newly qualified staff and students, new starters and students encouraging an effective learning environment.
To take responsibility for own continuing professional development and
performance, including identifying own development needs and maintain own portfolio in accordance with re-registration requirements.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 1st Level Registration with NMC in relevant field of post applied for
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Be fully competent in medical devices & other specialist competencies for area of specialism within 12 months of taking up the post
Desirable criteria
  • Additional post-registration qualification relevant to field of practice.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

Essential criteria
  • Relevant experience in the field of area applied for
  • Relevant experience of working with patients and families from a range of cultures and backgrounds.
  • Relevant experience of working self-directed or as part of a team
  • Relevant knowledge related to best practice guidance for the care of families
  • IT awareness and ability to use NHS systems

COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS (INCLUDING MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES)

Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to liaise at all levels.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the service
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of introducing change and innovation into nursing practice

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lisa Wilkinson
Job title
Matron
Email address
lisa.wilkinson@cht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01422 357171
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