Nursing - Tissue Viability Lead Nurse

  • Department Tissue Viability Team (RSH)
  • Salary £48,526.00 – £54,619 per annum
  • Closing Date 03/02/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-TVL-375
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term: 12 months
  • Hours 30 hours per week

Job overview

We are seeking expressions of interest for a 12-month fixed term/seconded post for a Lead Tissue Viability Nurse to cover maternity leave.

The role will have responsibility for Tissue Viability across both sites and involve cross-site working. It will involve working closely with all disciplines both internally and externally directly reporting to the Deputy Director of Nursing.

The Tissue Viability Team provide expert assessment and treatment for patients with a range of wound care issues.

The post holder will need to have completed a tissue viability module at degree or master’s level and be trained in conservative sharp debridement in order to act as a clinical role model within the team and provide support and guidance to any new staff joining.

This exciting and demanding role will be split between clinical and non-clinical work, as such the candidate will be expected to be able to adapt to changing priorities and demands.

The Lead nurse for Tissue Viability sits within the corporate nursing division at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital. 

Support and advice are always on hand from the senior nurse team within the corporate nurse division. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for further exposure within the senior team and to widen your leadership portfolio

Main duties of the job

To lead an evidence-based Tissue Viability Service across the organisation, striving to improve, maintain and monitor the quality of wound care through audit of practice, surveillance, education, and strategic planning.  The post holder will undertake overall managerial responsibility for a defined service of Clinical Nurse Specialists/Specialist Practitioners. The post holder will work autonomously within their defined speciality and encompass the skills of advanced clinical assessment, examination, diagnosis, and treatment within an agreed scope of practice.

Working for our organisation

Now is an exciting time to join the Corporate Nursing Team here at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital Trust as we continue on our journey of our “Getting to Good” programme if you are an experienced senior nurse leader who is passionate about workforce and the impact this has on staff and patient experience and care.

We’re looking for a dynamic motivated highly skilled Tissue Viability specialist to lead the Tissue Viability Service at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital.

The Tissue Viability Team provide expert assessment and treatment for patients with a range of wound care issues.

The post holder will need to have completed a tissue viability module at degree or master’s level and be trained in conservative sharp debridement in order to act as a clinical role model within the team and provide support and guidance to any new staff joining.

This exciting and demanding role will be split between clinical and non-clinical work, as such the candidate will be expected to be able to adapt to changing priorities and demands.

There are a number of new and exciting opportunities with regards to our workforce that the successful applicant will be involved in with many opportunities to work closely as part of our senior nursing team. There will also be the opportunity to develop you within key areas of interest that support the work required

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
 
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
 
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
 
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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