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Tissue Viability Nurse

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year p.a. inc
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse, wishing to expand their knowledge and expertise within the Tissue Viability. This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse looking for a new challenge to join our dynamic and innovative Tissue Viability and Wound Hub team. We are looking for a registered nurse with a passion for tissue viability and improving clinical outcomes for patients. You should have experience of working in wound care either within a hospital or community setting. The successful candidate will be required to work across acute and community settings but will be supported to work in the areas they are less familiar with.

As the service provides hospital and community services a key part of the role is being able to develop effective working relationships across an extensive range of different health care professional groups.

You will be supported by the Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialists and wider adult community nursing service to develop your knowledge and skills to implement evidence based practice high quality care to the residents of City and Hackney and inpatients within the Homerton Hospital.

Over the last year the team have been awarded the The Chief Nurse International Nurses day award, and an award for innovation at the Community and Children's Services Divisional Awards so this is a really exciting time to join a team that is highly regarded and recognised across the organisation.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will practice within a specialist nursing team and provide direct highly skilled individualised patient care based on the principles of best practice within their expert field of tissue viability. They will be responsible for delivering a high standard of holistic specialist nursing care in the Acute Trust and Community settings including clinics and patients homes. They will support other services and external partners with expert advice and support in best practice of managing complex wounds.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • 1st Level Registeres Nurse
  • Leg Ulcer training
  • Demonstrates CPD in wound care


  • Post registration qualification in tissue viability/ leg ulcer



  • competent with Microsoft Office/IT
  • experience in managing leg ulcers (e.g. working as a district nurse/leg ulcer clinic)
  • experience in working as a registered nurse for at least 18 months (hospital or community)
  • Experience in working in wound care
  • experience in delivering teaching
  • experience in using advance wound management therapies (e.g. topical negative pressure)
  • experience in implementing projects/ changes in practice to improve the quality of care delivered


  • worked/working as a tissue viability nurse
  • experience in working as a Tissue Viability link nurse
  • experience in working in a leg ulcer clinic
  • experience in running/be responsible for a leg ulcer clinic/service
  • Prescribing qualification

Trust Values


  • Demonstrating understanding of Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton University Hospital

Homerton Row London E9 6SR


E9 6SR

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