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Wound Clinic Lead Nurse - Derby City

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a FANTASTIC opportunity to lead a wound clinic team in Derby City.

We are looking for an established Band 6 who is wanting a new challenge or a senior Band 5 looking to progress their career.

This full time band 6 post will require you to be a proactive and energetic individual who can systematically manage this important service and disseminate improvements service wide.

Are you committed to the delivery of high quality, holistic, patient care and keen to be part of an integrated multidisciplinary team where your ideas and opinions are valued?

Then please apply!

The ideal candidates must be a Registered Nurse, with experience of managing staff, have a prescribing qualification (or willing to undertake) or have community nursing experience within band 6/Senior Band 5 role.

We are passionate about the care we provide to be the very best and are looking for candidates who will support us in developing our wound care and leg ulcer treatment, providing the very best evidence-based quality patient care.

This clinical Nurse Lead role will be to support and develop quality patient standards across the Derby City by identifying opportunities to ensure that our teams provide well-led, caring, safe, efficient and effective care.

As a key person in the Wound Clinics you will act as a role model, be inspirational, dynamic and a courageous individual.


Main duties of the job

Provide high quality evidenced based patient care.

Manage caseloads effectively and efficiently.

Provide operational management for immediate team, including attendance management, recruitment, performance issues, supervision, and appraisals.

Support your team through changes and developments.

Act as a champion for the wound clinic service area as required.

Be aware of current local and national issues which are influencing services.

Facilitate, develop, evaluate and share good working practice.

Ensure teams are informed through regular staff meetings using a variety of communication techniques.

Provide learning opportunities and experiences for team members and others, promoting a positive learning environment with a particular awareness of the needs of staff new to the Wound Clinic setting.

Participate in service development and audit as required especially evidencing wound healing rates within the clinic environment.

Actively support the development of a culture that is open to change and innovation.

Provide highly specialized nursing care to individuals with complex needs making use of current evidence to inform the delivery and promote the development of clinically effective care.

About us

Our purpose is to provide Wound care 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

Responsible for overall Caseload Management. Monitor standards of care, deploying and supervising team members as appropriate and the daily management of own workload.

Co-ordinate the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care programs which reflect the individual needs of patients and carers.

Plan, implement and evaluate a learning contract for student nurses involving multi-disciplinary agencies.

Be involved in the education and training of junior staff and other staff employed within the care settings.

Have the initiative to respond to challenging unpredictable situations/behaviours within the caring environments

To manage any complaints, errors, concerns and other untoward occurrences in line with local policies, procedures and guidelines.( this includes issues relating Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Children)

To know when to escalate clinical or operational issues to direct line manager.

Co-ordinate the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of Care Plans that reflect the individual needs of patients that meet best practice using advocated tools/systems as required.

Maintain confidentiality

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse with current NMC registration
  • Will undertake the leadership development programmes
  • Hold Non-Medical Prescribing (V100) or a willingness to complete
  • Degree level or equivalent tissue viability specialist course or a willingness to complete
  • Student Mentorship
  • Relevant Nursing degree or equivalent relevant experience

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • Post-registration experience
  • Case management/ward management experience
  • Proven clinical expertise, knowledge and experience of implementing service improvement


  • Community experience

Skills and Attributes


  • Can demonstrate knowledge of research-based practice and quality
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Autonomous practitioner
  • Ability to lead team
  • Teaching/mentoring skills
  • Commitment to the development of clinical practice of others
  • Proven managerial skills and experience of change management
  • Leadership and organisational skills
  • IT and administrative skills



  • Access to transport as the role requires travel across a large geographical area of Derbyshire
  • Ability to work weekends and bank holidays

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

London Road



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