Wound Clinic Staff Nurse

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about the delivery of high-quality nursing care in a Wound Clinic setting?

Does wound healing and wound aetiology fascinate you?

Are you looking for a new challenge and to expand your knowledge and skills in a growing service striving toward excellence in wound care?

We have a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic and passionate nurses to work in the DCHS Wound Clinic Service.

We are a professional, skilled and friendly team who work safely with our patients in Chesterfield to provide innovative, high quality, evidence-based wound care.

The team is based at Walton Hospital with additional clinics at Dronfield and Bolsover

Occasionally, there is a need to support the other wound clinics around the Derbyshire localities.

The working hours are 09.00-17.00, Monday-Sunday (including Bank Holidays).

As the service develops this may be adjusted to support service need.

Main duties of the job

By joining this supportive and dedicated team you will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge of wound healing, factors that prevent healing and to provide optimum care for patients with a wide variety of wounds.

There will be training provided to enhance your skills to enable you to work as an independent clinician providing high quality patient care.

Within our growing service there are also opportunities for further academic learning and support for career development.

The main focus of this role is to:
  • Assess, review and complete wound care for patients.
  • Provide a plan of care using wound care policies and pathways for guidance utilising the wound care dressings formulary for DCHS.
  • Liaise with Wound Clinic Lead Nurse and Tissue Viability specialists when indicated.
  • Provide holistic assessment of patients' needs making onward referrals where required.
  • Ensure safeguarding needs are met and escalated where indicated.
  • Support junior staff and students in achieving their learning outcomes.
  • Support Wound Clinic Lead Nurse and cover when needed.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

The post holder will:
  • Be passionate about our business, creating a culture of continuous improvement, where patient welfare is at the heart of all they do.
  • Be responsible to ensure their behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way.
  • Need to manage a busy clinic and have good time keeping skills creating and following care plans and dressing regimes.
  • Have good assessment and decision-making skills to create plans of care and review patient needs.
  • Be required to have access to a car and hold a full driving licence, as may be required to work from different bases within the chosen locality, occasionally supporting the service outside this.
  • Be supported to develop and achieve competencies to provide individualised care with the focus of complex wound care.

Patient Care
  • Act in the best interest of the patients and their family.
  • Put people first and provide nursing care that is person-centred, safe and compassionate
  • Act professionally at all times in line with the organisation's values and behaviours
  • Use the knowledge and experience to make evidence-based decisions and solve problems.
  • Recognise and work within competence as defined by the NMC standards of proficiency for your role as a nurse.
  • Be able to identify own role boundaries be responsible for own actions and omissions and escalate concerns appropriately.
  • Support patients to improve and maintain their mental, physical, behavioural health and wellbeing
  • Actively be involved in the prevention of and protection against disease and ill health and the promotion of wellbeing
  • Engage in the public health agenda, community development and in the reduction of health inequalities.
  • Provide compassionate, safe and effective care and support to patients and service users in the wound clinic setting.
  • Contribute to ongoing assessment recognising the need to refer to other specialisms when indicated.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with colleagues, providing clear verbal, non-verbal, digital or writteninformation and instructions when sharing information, delegating or handing over responsibility of care.
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to a patient/ service user whose condition is deteriorating.
  • Identify risks to safety or experience and take appropriate action, putting the best interests, needs and preferences of patients/service user first.
  • Contribute to the provision of care for patients/service user, including those with complex needs.
  • Understand responsibilities in relation to communication and collaboration.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • NMC registration
  • IT literate - emails, MS Word/Excel
  • Previous experience of working in the community


  • Wound care qualification
  • Working knowledge of SystmOne or other patient record input system
  • Previous experience of lower limb wound management



  • Communication skills/good interpersonal communication


  • Demonstrates use of technology in patient care
  • Holds valid, UK Driving Licence and has access to vehicle for work purposes

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

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

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Walton Hospital

Whitecotes Lane


S40 3HW

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