Clinical Nurse Specialist & Team Leader: Lower limb & Lymphoedema

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum plus HCA
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust has a fantastic opportunity for a clinical nurse specialist to undertake a position as the team lead and nurse specialist for the Community Lower Limb and Lymphoedema team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the nursing leadership within the specialty and giving support and guidance within the multidisciplinary team, contributing to the high quality care given to patients, in accordance with clinical governance. The postholder will ensure delivery and expansion of an expert and advanced nurse-led service through effective interdisciplinary care, utilising clinical and managerial expertise, which will include a review of the effectiveness of treatment.

About us

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. With a turnover of around �700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.

As an organisation, we've made significant improvements for patients and staff in the last two and-a-half years. This is reflected in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection (from February 2020), which found improvements across the organisation and gave us an improved rating of Good in the Well-Led and Effective domains, in addition to the rating of Good that we had already achieved in the Caring domain. Our staff culture change programme has been key to the Trust's improvement journey, as we've stabilised our workforce by reducing vacancy rates and improving staff retention. We've also significantly increased the representation of minority ethnic leaders across our clinical and corporate teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be based at the Waldron Health Centre, New Cross and will be expected to travel within the borough of Lewisham as necessary.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • oMSc level learning oRN / RM - Part 1 oRelevant specialist course or similar
  • oAdvanced training/skills in invasive/therapeutic/diagnostic procedures relevant to speciality.
  • oKnowledge of conditions, management and treatment


  • oKnowledge of quality standards oCounselling course oNon-Medical Prescribing



  • oSenior clinical experience within their speciality
  • oExperience in Practice Guideline Development oAudit and Research Experience oEvidence of clinical leadership qualities
  • oAbility to prioritise and organise workload oAbility to work autonomously and as a member of a multi-professional team
  • oEvidence of using primary and secondary healthcare teams and resources oAbility to clinically lead and direct staff oExperience in patient advocacy


  • oLead an audit and/or research study oPresentation and publishing experience oCaseload management oLeading a service



  • oExcellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills oCounselling skills oComputer Skills
  • oAbility to conduct own project successfully and follow them through


  • oChange management oStatistics and report writing

Personal Qualities


  • oMaturity and self-awareness oCreative, lateral thinker oSensitivity based on knowledge
  • exible and positive approach to work oEnthusiasm and motivation oGood health and attendance record
  • oEvidence of clinical leadership qualities oCommitment to nursing/midwifery oCommitted to collaborative working

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


Waldron Health Centre


SE14 6LD

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