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Vascular/Leg Ulcer Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge?

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic registered nurse to join the vascular/leg ulcer nursing team. The role will involve working as a member of the nursing team in 7 community leg ulcer clinics throughout the county. It will involve implementation of local and national clinical pathways of care and improvements to the service.

The hours are 37.5 per week and the post is a 12-month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

Full driving licence is essential to travel to all clinics.

Main duties of the job

The Registered Nurse will work as an integral member of the Leg Ulcer Team, ensuring the smooth and effective running of the Leg Ulcer Service on a day to day basis.

The post holder will be expected to undertake comprehensive, holistic assessment of patients with leg ulceration and subsequently plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of evidence based care.

The post holder will be expected to provide evidence based professional advice on all aspects of leg ulcer management to patients and their carers.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake direct care in leg ulcer clinics across Somerset
  • To deliver agreed services to patients in reference to leg ulcer management
  • Undertake holistic nursing assessment of patients with leg ulcers
  • To utilise specialist skills when using the Doppler or applying compression bandage therapy
  • To delegate continuation of planned care to the Band 3 HCA
  • To support the Band 3 HCA in reviewing patient care
  • To advise on management of care for patients with leg ulcers
  • To collaborate with the relevant General Practitioner (GP) to diagnose problems, areas of risk and develop a care plan to meet individual patients needs
  • To liaise with secondary care to identify and refer patients requiring alternative vascular management
  • To contemporaneously and accurately document all findings in a systematic way and utilising recognised Trust documentation and the electronic patient data base system RIO.
  • To deputise for Team Leader as required
  • To contribute and assist the Leg Ulcer Team Leader with the development of the Leg Ulcer Service
  • To contribute to and support the Team Leader in development of policies, standards and guidelines
  • Participate in clinical audit and measure outcomes
  • To help maintain good communication, liaison and working arrangement with Trust Directorates, other Primary Care Trusts, Trusts and other agencies
  • To keep up to date with all relevant guidance and NHS targets and ensure the effective dissemination of relevant information as directed

Person Specification

essential and desirable


  • RGN
  • Current NMC registration
  • Experience in managing complex wounds and leg ulcers
  • Compassionate - bility to communicate effectively with patients, carers and relatives remaining sensitive and empathetic


  • Leg ulcer course
  • Teaching experience

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Various Clinics in Somerset. Musgrove Park Hospital.

Parkfield Drive



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