Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Trusts Tissue Viability Service for a skilled, enthusiastic, and motivated nurse with advanced clinical skills in Tissue Viability to join our specialist team. The service provides interventions, advice and education to patients and staff across our Inpatient and Community services including Care Homes. The post is 30 hours a week over four days although the working pattern is negotiable. There are opportunities for some home working within the role.

We pride ourselves on outstanding care delivery and our proud of our supportive team culture. There will be opportunities for professional development alongside a wide range of wellbeing and support opportunities.

We encourage informal discussions with the recruiting manager if you would like to know more.

Main duties of the job

The post offers a varied role across the four pillars of practice with opportunities in Clinical delivery, research, education and leadership.

Your day may include reviewing patients with complex tissue viability needs, triaging referrals, supervising and supporting the band 6s within the team, delivering teaching to a variety of staff, supporting policy and strategy development, working with system partners and visiting patients in their own homes or our community hospitals.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • RGN
  • BSc (Hons)
  • Clinical Masters qualification or a combination of qualifications and experience to an equivalent level in a relevant discipline
  • Relevant wound care and leg ulcer qualifications



  • Extensive post registration experience to include 1 year tissue viability role experience as a Band 6 within an NHS team
  • Proven experience of formal teaching / presentations to groups of staff
  • Proven experience of working with patients with a wide range of conditions
  • Evidence of supporting others in a clinical environment
  • Evidence of implementing research based practice
  • Proven experience in implementing change
  • Proven experience in a nursing leadership role
  • Evidence of team /service management

Additional criteria


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role

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