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Lead Nurse for Tissue Viability

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
17 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Tissue viability service at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) is providing excellent care, treatment and education to all staff and patients within Addenbrooke's Hospital. You will work as part of a busy, dedicated team within patient safety and reducing patient harm across the whole trust. You will be asked to lead on quality improvement projects and utilise your teaching skills through outreach visits, education programmes and training. You will lead service improvement projects and be able to consider data, write reports and act upon this.

Freedom to act and with competence is essential to being successful and safe in the role. It will be necessary to manage complex transfers using professional judgement, safe decision making and discretion to ensure the best outcomes for the patient, family and colleagues. There will also be times where it is necessary to flex to act in a nursing role or as a single clinician on transfer. You must be flexible with your approach and time

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the assessment, planning, diagnosis implementation and evaluation of care, as an autonomous practitioner with highly specialist skills
  • Provide clinical expertise and leadership, in relation to tissue viability, at both strategic and operational level to promote patient-centred quality care.
  • Develop, co-ordinate and evaluate the Trust-wide Tissue Viability Strategy and policies
  • Advise and support all other health professionals to develop and change their own practice and so raise the quality and standards of care in relation to tissue viability.
  • Initiate, participate and promote activities, which contribute to the process of audit and research in relation to tissue viability.
  • Oversee and advise on the use of specialist therapy products and monitor the usage of pressure relieving support surfaces.
  • Develop and co-ordinate Trust-wide staff training/education programme, which covers all aspects of tissue viability.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Closing date is midnight on 15 June 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 26 June 2023

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • 1. Registered Nurse educated to Masters level or willingness to undertake 2. Post registration qualification in Tissue Viability related subject 3. Evidence of continuous professional development. 4. Teaching or mentoring qualification. 6. Advanced clinical assessment and management skills certificate - eg Doppler, sharp debridement 7. Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing Qualification


  • 1.Leadership or Project Management certificate. 2.PhD or willingness to undertake



  • 1. Significant relevant experience in the Specialty and ability to demonstrate expert nursing skills. 2. Accept personal accountability for own practice. 3. Experience of formal/informal teaching. 4. Experience of initiating change 5. Autonomous practitioner 6. Adaptable and able to work across professional boundaries



  • 1. Understanding of evidence-based practice. 3. Understand of patient pathways its complexities and how to support the patient through this 4. Change management experience 5. Knowledge of national and international standards 6. Clinical Audit 7. Experience in managing a Team 8. Experience in performance management 9.Experience in effective budgetary management 10. Experience in teaching others and responding to their learning needs 11. Autonomous practitioner 12. Flexible Approach to service management 13. Able to use different techniques to effect change 14. Develops performance through constructive feedback and encouragement 15. Demonstrable evidence of practice development and innovation



  • 1. Good verbal and written communication skills. 6. Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time-management. 7. Effective interpersonal skills. 9. Commitment to multidisciplinary working. 11. Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly 12, Expert clinical, risk management and leadership skills

Additonal Requirements


  • 3. The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent. 4. commitment to Trust Values of Safe, Kind and Excellent

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Corporate

Hills Road



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