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OUR VALUES IN ACTION?Care and Compassion ?Quality and Teamwork ?Dignity and Respect ?Openness, honesty and responsibilityWe need to recruit a new member of the dermatology nursing team in order to support a new model of dermatology care being evaluated, and to maintain the range and extent of dermatology treatments within the service, based in Outpatients A in Borders General Hospital. Current nursing services provided include: application of topical treatments and dressings for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis; management of wounds including leg ulcers including application of compression bandages; provision of skin therapies such as ultraviolet B Phototherapy, Photodynamic Therapy and Iontophoresis; providing support and advice for patients and carers regarding acute and chronic skin diseases; assisting in skin biopsy procedures; contact allergy testing etc. Experience in dermatology nursing is preferred but training will be given – in-house training and further study involved, and possibly placements outwith NHS Borders. The post is for 12 months whilst a full evaluation of the dermatology service is being carried out. The post holder will require to undertake Exposure Prone Procedures.For further information contact Sister Helen McKendrick, Lead Dermatology Nurse Specialist on.