Tissue Viability Nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

We are able to offer an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Nurse to work within the Tissue Viability Team.

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Main duties of the job

Working with a vision of \delivering excellence in everything we do the post holder will be responsible for providing specialist evidence based wound care advice for the assessment and management of any in-patient with tissue viability needs across both hospital sites. The post holder will work closely with other members of the Tissue Viability Team and Divisional teams, ensuring that a seamless service is provided.

In conjunction with the Matron for Harm Free Care -Tissue Viability and Tissue Viability Team Leader they will be involved in the ongoing development of the Tissue Viability service, support the delivery of the Skin Integrity Strategy and Quality Priority of reducing Pressure Ulcers across the organisation to provide the best possible specialist care for patients with these vulnerabilities.

About us

NUH has a set of values and behaviours to improve the experience for our patients and our staff (We are here for you). This means that in undertaking this role the post holder is expected at all times to behave is a way that demonstrates commitment to the delivery of thoughtful patient care and continuous improvement

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be expected to provide regular direct clinical care.

Adhere to defined policies, protocols and guidelines to assess the care needs of in-patients with tissue viability related issues and develop a plan of care which is evaluated and amended as appropriate.

Maintain effective communication throughout the trust, between the patient, the hospital and the multidisciplinary team and community teams.

Support the TV HFC Matron and Tissue Viability Team Leader to implement key objectives for the Tissue Viability Service and Trust associated with the care of complex wounds, pressure ulcer prevention and management.

Provide educational support and deliver tissue viability related training to other health care professionals.

Support the Tissue Viability Team Leader in the ongoing development and delivery of a trust-wide staff training programme which covers all aspects of tissue viability including pressure ulcer prevention.

Be an effective role model, to practice effective governance and support all colleagues to follow your example.

To advise and support health professionals to develop and change their own practice in relation to best practice and minimising harm.

Work flexibly as a member of the tissue viability team and support the wider multi-disciplinary teams to ensure standards are being maintained, evaluated, and where necessary improved.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Current level one NMC registration
  • Relevant post basic study at diploma or degree level (or equivalent experience) in Tissue Viability
  • Continuing professional development/ reflective profile
  • Computer literate
  • Teaching qualification or relevant experience


  • Debridement Course



  • Experience as a Tissue Viability Link Nurse - or able to demonstrate specialist interest/ experience in effective wound management and pressure ulcer prevention
  • Extensive experience in the management of complex wounds
  • Evidence of recent teaching /lectures


  • Audit research
  • Service improvement skills
  • Previous project management

Specialty Specific Skills


  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enthusiastic and well-motivated
  • Confidence
  • Cross site working

Physical Skills


  • Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment- EG NWPT
  • Able to undertake patient manual handling manoeuvres and non-patient manual handling manoeuvres

Planning & organisation skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Able to contribute to the development of implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise workload of self and others
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Demonstrate effective resource management

Analytical and Judegmental


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Able to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place
  • Holistic assessment of patient risk
  • Able to present and share case studies

Communication and Relationship


  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relative/carers and staff
  • Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents
  • Recognition of own level of competence and limitations and able to communicate these to appropriate staff
  • Can minimise interpersonal conflict and barriers to communication
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's Vision, Values & Behavioural standards

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