• Full Time
  • London SE13
  • 22,816 - 24,336 £ / Year

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

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  • £22,816 – £24,336 a year

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  • Full-time


London SE13

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An amazing opportunity has arisen to join the busy dynamic Dermatology Team working in the Outpatient Department at Lewisham Hospital. This Band 3 Full time post will support the Dermatology MDT in the safe, effective delivery of patient care in a minor Dermatological procedure setting. The unit also offers the opportunity for the successful candidate to support patients undergoing patch testing, as well as working under the direction of Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist in delivering prescribed care and appropriate education to the specific patients care requirements.

The role requires the candidate to be able to work within a team and work hours that are flexible to meet the service needs of the department.

Assist the Dermatology MDT in the Minor theatre area with simple surgical procedure such as diagnostic skin biopsies, and simple excisions.

Removal of wound and post-operative dressings and application of simple replacement dressings.

Application of prescribed topical treatments.

Removal of simple closure sutures

To undertake simple wound dressings post theatre.

To ensure the safety of each patient for a procedure is maintained by accurately completing a prepared checklist, e.g. for any allergies, etc. When identified as unknown or unsuitable to actively communicate this to the senior staff of that area.

Supports patient education using approved materials.

To communicate with multi-disciplinary staff in all areas of the Trust with particular regard to services and processes within the department.

Receiving, sorting, labelling and coding specimens and request forms accurately and in a timely manner, enabling processing of samples.

Assisting in the preparation of samples for analysis and may carry out simple analysis without direct supervision.

Communicating authorised patient results and general laboratory information accurately, according to protocols.

To enter patient sample request details and result details accurately into the departmental and designated Trust computer systems and ensure data integrity.

Phlebotomy Service

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:

Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development

Widening access (anchor institution) and employability

Improving the experience of staff with disability

Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development

Making equalities mainstream

To assist and support the Dermatology MDT in the safe, effective delivery of patient care whilst undergoing minor Dermatological procedure. To assist, and support as a scrub practitioner providing skilled assistance to the team in the minor procedures area within a sterile field and deliver care without direct supervision in close liaison with, nursing and medical staff following procedure.

Clinical support workers are expected to work as part of a Team within the clinical setting. After appropriate training and demonstration of competence, they will perform basic procedural tasks without direct supervision. To include procedures that will include the sorting of specimens, initial processing of clinical samples and handling issued reports to ensure a smooth transition of work within the clinic/laboratory areas.

To assist and support the Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist in the safe, effective delivery of patient care whilst undergoing treatment through timely procurement and safe storage of equipment.

To work under the direction of Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist in the treatment centre delivering prescribed care and appropriate education to the specific patients care requirements.

In addition to the processing and handling of samples, the post holder will be required to undertake a number of other supportive duties including preparing agents and carrying out initial specimen preparation.

To be approachable and able to present him/herself in an effective, polite and helpful manner at all times.

Orientate and welcome patients, visitors, relatives and new staff to the area.

To answer the telephone, deal politely and appropriately with all callers and transmit messages accurately to staff, patients and colleagues.

To be aware that any information regarding any patient is private and confidential and must remain so.

To communicate effectively with patients, relatives, visitors and all members of the multidisciplinary team.

Ensure that patients are kept informed of any delays or problems in clinics, and keep information boards up to date.

Ensure that complaints and problems are dealt with in the first instance and reported to the nurse in charge.

Participate in self development in keeping with the Trust’s individual performance review system.

To apply for this job please visit www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk.