Care Home Clinical Practitioner

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you have a background in Tissue Viability?

Are you passionate about delivering a high standard of education and training to ensure Nursing Home patients & Care Home residents receive the gold standard care, including wound care and where appropriate, avoiding hospital admission?

Then this could be the role for you - we are looking for enthusiastic Band 6 Nurse to join our well established and successful team to engage with care home managers to develop and sustain competence of care home staff to facilitate person centred care in order to improve quality and, where required, to utilise clinical skills to educate and support staff in care homes.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for then we would love to hear from you.

The Care Home Clinical Practitioners work within the Integrated Care Division, WVT and in close partnership working with Herefordshire Council Quality Assurance Team to ensure the successful delivery of clinical support and advice to Residential and Nursing Homes across Herefordshire and to provide direct care delivery training and support to care homes.

Main duties of the job

The Care Home Clinical Practitioners duties include providing specialist clinical advice and direct clinical care where required to support care home teams and individual care home staff on a range of quality improvements and ensuring that any interventions implemented are in line with best practice.

The role will link with WVT Tissue Viability, Herefordshire Council, PCNs and care homes to provide the gold standard education and support in wound care

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Live healthcare professional registration (NMC, HPCP)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Post graduate teaching qualification or experience of working at a similar level



  • Able to demonstrate recent clinical practice and knowledge in a healthcare setting
  • Ability to network and establish collaborative relationships
  • Able to assess, develop and advise on clinical competence


  • Experience of working in a care home environment

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Previous experience of working at a clinical/ management level
  • Knowledge of tissue viability, continence, IPC and current best practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of Adult safeguarding legislation and personal responsibilities
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the clinical skills and interventions that may be required in the care home setting


  • Experience of investigating serious clinical incidents and supporting remedial action

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

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Wye Valley NHS Trust



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