Guys and St Thomas is among the UKs busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

Guys is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Marys Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Childrens Hospital.

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of children with long-term conditions. 

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other healthcare and voluntary sector organisations. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.

In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of Kings Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with Kings College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of good. Our adult community services achieved a rating of outstanding.

The commitment of our 22,000 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

Job overview

Staff Nurse – Medical and Specialist Dermatology

An exciting opportunity has arisen for nursing within the Medical and Specialist Dermatology Services at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation.

The post holder will have the opportunity to cover Dermatology Day Care (DDC), Phototherapy Unit (Dowling Day), Cutaneous Allergy and our Tertiary clinics in our outpatient department.
As a team we provide a wide range of services supporting both general and tertiary specialist dermatology clinics for adult patients with severe dermatological conditions.

The post holder will work closely with the Multi Disciplinary team, to facilitate
how best to achieve quality patient experience outcome whilst acting within clearly defined policies/procedure guidelines, and codes of conduct.

The staff nurse will be responsible for undertaking clinical practice within Medical &Specialist Dermatology and improving patient care, experiences and outcomes that emphasizes team working and the delivery of highly coordinated and patient-centered care.

The Band 5 Staff Nurse role is suitable for an experienced Band 5 looking for a new challenge to further their leadership, people and clinical management skills. Dermatology experience is not essential as training will be provided.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about improving patient experience, effective communicator, organised, proactive, self-motivated,
keen learner, reliable and is a good team player.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must be highly motivated with excellent communication skills that enjoy working in an energetic, challenging and at times demanding environment.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • You will have excellent communication, leadership, organizational and inter-personal skills and be able to work well within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • You should be a Registered Nurse on NMC register
  • Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients 
  • You must be able to take part in structured teaching for patients, colleagues and students 
  • To be responsible for maintaining and updating own clinical practice and knowledge, including professional portfolio.
  • To ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
  • To actively maintains documentation in accordance with the NMCs Record Keeping Guidelines
  • Takes an active role in monitoring and ensuring standards of care at own base, developing awareness for clinical governance issues.
  • Participate in collection of data for audit and research as required
  • Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct.
  • Working for our organisation

    Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UKs best known hospitals Guys, St Thomas, Evelina London Childrens Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

    We are among the UKs busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

    We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and as part of Kings Health Partners we are one of Englands eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Researchs biomedical research centres, established with Kings College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

    Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals joined Guys and St Thomas in February 2021 and is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We provide treatment for people with heart and lung disease, including rare and complex conditions, offering some of the most sophisticated treatment that is available anywhere in the world.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details for main responsibilities of this post.

    Closing Date: 19th June 2022

    Interview Date: 5th July 2022

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • RN1/RN2/RN12 Registered Nurse on the NMC
  • Desirable criteria

  • Relevant qualifications required or course to area
  • Teaching & assessing qualification
  • Previous Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of coordinating a shift
  • Experience of working in the relevant area
  • Experiencing of co-ordinating a shift
  • Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience in other nursing fields
  • Skills/ Knowledge/Ability

    Essential criteria

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Basic Computer Skills including ability to use Microsoft Word and Electronic Patient Records (EPR)
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Values & Behaviours

    Essential criteria

  • Values & Behaviours
  • Guys and St Thomas celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or studys at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity , gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.

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