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Cryotherapy Nurse - Staffordshire

UK-Staffordshire | | Health Care

Recruiter: NHS

HealthHarmonie Ltd is a fast paced, growing organisation that operates in the Healthcare sector based in the vibrant city centre of Birmingham. Established in 2003 HealthHarmonie has grown with the ever-changing healthcare industry and the access to NHS services that patients have today. HealthHarmonie Ltd work in partnership with a number of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups nationwide to provide patients with access to community services closer to their home, these include; Diagnostic Ultrasound, Gynaecology Services, diagnosis and treatment of Dermatological conditions, Ophthalmology services and the provision of extended Minor surgery procedures.

By joining the HealthHarmonie family you will be a part of the fundamental infrastructure needed to deliver excellent patient care across the UK. Whether this be joining us in a clinical role or an administration role your presence in HealthHarmonie is vital. All of our roles require you to have an innovative thought process, a willingness to learn new skills and the want to be in charge of your own career by taking ownership of the role you are completing.

Job title: Cryotherapy Nurse – Staffordshire


JOB PURPOSE:

Dermatology Nurse to provide expert advice related to specific dermatology conditions or treatment pathways. The nurses focus will be on improving patient care and developing services.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The main purpose of the role will be to ensure smooth running of Community based Dermatology clinics and providing specialist clinical support to Consultants, GPwSI, and Associate Specialists. Providing education and clinical support to patients and referring GPs/sources within the cryotherapy discipline.

Essential:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of structure and function of skin

  • Understands the indications for performing cryotherapy

  • Selects and prepares appropriate equipment for cryotherapy

  • Selects a suitable size nozzle for the spray gun and can discuss reasons for that choice

  • Effectively prepares patient physically and psychologically for the procedure

  • Safely and effectively performs cryotherapy using spray gun

  • Demonstrates knowledge of freeze – thaw cycles and their function

  • Can state possible complications of cryotherapy

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assemble equipment

  • Identify correct patient

  • Confirm lesions to be treated, note any cautions to be aware of.

  • Check lesions visually and if appropriate touch (wear gloves)

  • Explain procedure to the patient Position patient comfortably

  • Put on apron / gloves, position dressing towel

  • Pare area if needed Carry out ‘freezing’ following criteria instigated by Consultant

  • Apply dressing if necessary.

  • Give advice both verbally and in written form re side effects

  • Reassure patient throughout the procedure

  • Arrange follow up appointment if required

  • Follow COSHH regulations / department guidelines in the use of liquid Nitrogen (see Appendix 1) Record all treatment in patient’s medical notes.

  • Assisting within other dermatology related services

COMMUNICATIONS:

Strong, professional and courteous communication skills utilised when communicating with all stakeholders:

  • Colleagues

  • Patients

  • Patient Relatives/Careers

  • Interpretation services

  • Clinicians & Colleagues

  • Host Site staff and personnel

  • Stakeholders

  • Clients including GPs and Commissioner

Hours

40 Hours Per week (Mon-Sat)

Location

Staffordshire

ESSENTIAL

The successful applicant will have excellent clinical, written, verbal and telephone communication skills combined with experience of working in a role which requires a high attention to detail and the requirement to follow laid down procedures.  The ability to manage your time effectively and IT literacy (Microsoft office packages and in-house systems) are also essential.   

This job description is intended to be a guide to the main duties and responsibilities of the post and will be reviewed and revised from time to time as HealthHarmonie develops.

KNOWLEDGE, QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE REQUIRED

Essential

  • Diploma or Degree in Nursing

  • Dermatology experience including, Cryotherapy and Phototherapy experience

Desirable

  • Qualification in teaching and assessing in clinical practice

  • Counselling skills

  • Extended Independent Nurse Prescriber

  • Driver

  • Additional Experience and qualifications related to Dermatology

 



Within HealthHarmonie patient safety and satisfaction is at the core of everything we do, working with us will allow you to share that passion for our patient services and enable you to develop your own ideas to assist in this vision. You will be provided with opportunities to develop your career as so many of our team have had the chance to already.



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.




UK Registration

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