Clinical Nurse Specialist - Paediatric Dermatology

London, Greater London, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
7 Nov 2019
7 Dec 2019

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisenfor aClinical Nurse Specialist to join the Paediatric Dermatology team.

Our Paediatric Dermatology service leads the way in the care of children and families living with skin disease. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Dermatology to join our specialist multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will work in an outpatient setting facilitating the Nurse Led clinics, and will also provide support for our in-patients. Our nurses provide holistic care to children with a broad spectrum of skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis, acne, birth marks and also children requiring systemic treatment to control their skin condition and teach on The Eczema Education Programme.

The Eczema Education Programme is an award winning interactive teaching intervention which aims to empower parents and children to better manage the symptoms of eczema. Through group session it focuses on increasing knowledge of the disease and the factors contributing as well as proactive symptom management. We are seeking an experienced dermatology nurse with interest and expert knowledge of eczema and teaching. Excellent communication skills are essential as well as experience of teaching and facilitation of group work. Supported by the Clinical Nurse Specialist, this role will provide individualized care for children in a dedicated setting, undertaking specialist roles including assisting with skin biopsies, demonstrating and carrying out wet wrapping, recruiting to current research studies going on in the department and child and family education to support patients and families to care for their skin. Substantial experience as a Registered Nurse Child branch/adult nurse with experience in Paediatrics and within dermatology is essential. Experience within allergy would be desirable.

This post would offer ongoing staff education and development and experience in delivering a range of dermatological treatment therapies.

If you have experience in caring for children with atopic disease and would like to develop your role further to become an autonomous practitioner within a supportive team, this role may be for you. You must have experience in caring for children with allergic disease in both the outpatient and day case setting and a desire to enhance your knowledge further.

Closing Date: 20th November 2019

Interview Date: 4th December 2019

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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Ref: NM6513

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