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Lead Dermatology Nurse

Job Description

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 623-bed acute general hospital, predominantly serving the 272,000 people living in Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. We are proud of the good reputation Poole Hospital enjoys within the local community, both as a provider of first-class health care services and as a major employer. We consistently feature within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. Poole Hospital has also been voted as one of the top 100 hospitals to work for by the Nursing Times and was named the best hospital for patient experience in the 2010 Healthcare Excellence & Leadership Awards.

Poole isn't just a good place to work; it's also a great place to live. The town boasts a bustling quay, the best beaches in England and a stunning natural harbour. From Poole there is easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities. Our town centre location means that we are conveniently situated for public transport. The bus and mainline train stations are both within easy walking distance, as are the Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole Park and high street shops.

‘Friendly professional, patient-centred care with dignity and respect for all’ (The Poole Approach)

Full time 375 hours per week Band 8a Lead Nurse Dermatology Poole Hospital NHS Trust

Due to the retirement of the existing post holder an exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated dermatologically trained clinical nurse manager to join our enthusiastic team of dermatology doctors and nurses and lead the service. Poole dermatology unit is a well-equipped unit seeing and treating high levels of skin cancer. It is the lead trust for skin cancer management in Dorset. A full range of dermatology services are provided including day treatments, paediatric clinics, PDT, light therapy, patch testing and iontophoresis.

The post holder as well as being clinically skilled will be expected to manage the workforce including rota management and HR issues, and ensure the staff are meeting all the Trusts mandatory training and appraisal targets.

Supported by 4 senior dermatologists, 2 band 6 nurses and a team of senior skin Clinical Nurse Specialists and a general management team, the successful candidate will enjoy working within a friendly department based in one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.

Please contact Gill Reeves Lead Nurse at ( Email address removed ) or Dr Caroline Morgan lead consultant on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Unless otherwise stated in the advert text, all applications for this post need to be made ONLINE. To apply for this position, please click “Apply Now” at the end of this advert and log in/register with this site as directed. Please ensure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification for this position carefully. Further guidance on applying for this vacancy can be found in the 'Candidate Guidance: Applying for a Job at Poole Hospital' document below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and where applicable, criminal record checks will be undertaken for successful candidates in accordance with the Trust’s Recruitment & Selection and Criminal Record Checks procedures.

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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.

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