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Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Team Leader.

Job Description

Locala Community Partnerships is a Community Interest Company (CIC), an independent, not for profit social enterprise providing NHS services to over 400,000 people in and around Kirklees.

Our vision “to deliver excellent quality healthcare closer to home” is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make.

Locala is a mutual organisation governed by our staff and members and led by our values.

We are a digital business, fundamentally changing the way we interact with the people we serve. We have started a major programme of change called the 'Digital Revolution' designed to move the organisation to a values led digital platform.

There are few careers as rewarding as one that involves the care and support of others or that gives you the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people. Locala have a team of dedicated, professional people who are committed to providing and developing the best healthcare and treatment for patients in Kirklees.

Locala Community Partnerships CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check

Locala provides a 24 hour community service and, as such, an element of flexible working is expected to maintain safe, effective, responsive services.

Locala does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.

Locala is a Living Wage Employer

Colleagues joining from the NHS will retain their Agenda for Change terms and conditions of service. Locala offer a competitive pension scheme with Royal London.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse to join our innovative team in Locala as Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Team Leader.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and self-motivated Nurse to provide expert and specialist knowledge, skills and advice to patients with skin conditions
The role involves making professional autonomous clinical decisions when assessing health care needs of patients and supporting GPSI’s in the service for minor procedures. You will as part of a multi-disciplinary team seeing patients with chronic skin disease. There will be many opportunities to develop your clinical skills further.

The role also requires strong leadership to develop and expand the Dermatology service. A key element of the role is to update regularly policies and procedures and contribute to other organisational matters. You will work closely with the operational manger and the dermatology consultant in this part of your role.

The post holder must have specialist post registration experience and have completed study at degree level.

The post will be based in the Huddersfield catchment area.

Vacancy reference number: 845-LOC937

Closing date: Sunday 23rd October 2016 at midnight

Please apply as soon as possible as posts will be closed once sufficient applications are received.

To minimise delays please ensure your application is submitted with valid email addresses for referees, one of whom MUST be your current or most recent line manager.

We want people to appreciate and to buy in to our values, who will embrace and drive the digital revolution. We want digitally literate innovators who will try to change services by using our best in class IT systems.

In return we will
• Celebrate individual, team and organisational success.
• Invest in colleagues by encouraging training and continuous personal development.
• Provide excellent learning opportunities to enable everyone to have all the skills they need to do their job.
• Support colleagues in achieving a work life balance.
• Offer benefits to attract motivate and retain the best people.
• Offer a competitive pension scheme with Royal London

All posts recruited to by Locala Community Partnerships CIC (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

As a registered body with DBS, Locala will administer the application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary over the first three months of employment. The rate is £44 for an Enhanced check.

Locala Community Partnerships CIC is compliant with Section 11 duties.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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