**1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for 18 months** *Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment*
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, innovative and experienced nurse who has a passion for improving complex wounds and leg ulcer management. It is a great development opportunity for someone wishing to step into specialising in this area. The post holder will assess and treat patients with complex leg wounds as well as assessing and supporting in the management of other associated co-morbidities.
In this role working within a team, you will be providing leadership to the Band 3 non registered clinicians working within the clinics, supporting their developmental needs and developing their clinical competence.Main duties of the job
The post holder will undertake patient assessment and instigate therapeutic treatment based on evidence and national guidelines to improve healing rates and health outcomes. They will work collaboratively with other specialist services to provide holistic patient care and refer on to other services according to agreed treatment pathways.
You will be supported and guided in your role by a Professional Lead who is responsible for developing and shaping this new innovative community based service.
You will liaise closely with health professionals in both primary and secondary care as well as the voluntary sector ensuring patients clinical and social needs are managed effectively and the patients have an improved quality of life.
Education for both other health professionals as well as patient education is a key part of this role with a focus on well legs and ulcer recurrence prevention.
The role will require you to develop and deliver training to other health professionals and participate in clinical audit as well as clinical product evaluations.
You will need some post registration experience and have experience with wounds and the management of leg ulcers as well knowledge on the current wound formulary. The post holder will be expected to provide occasional weekend or bank holiday daytime cover on a rotationalbasis.About us
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.
Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey. The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application. Person SpecificationQUALIFICATIONSEssential
- Teaching or mentorship course
- Willingness to undertake post graduate wound care module.
LENGTH AND / OR NATURE OF EXPERIENCEEssential
- Evidence of Leg Ulcer management course
PROFESSIONAL / MANAGERIAL / SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGEEssential
- Registered Nurse level 1 with considerable experience working with patients with a variety of wounds
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience with leg ulcer and complex wound management
- Awareness of national guidelines and research relating to wound care and leg ulcer management
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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