Are you passionate about the delivery of high-quality nursing care in a Wound Clinic setting? Does wound healing and wound aetiology fascinate you?
Are you looking for a new challenge and to expand your knowledge and skills in growing service striving toward excellence in wound care?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and passionate Nurse to work in the DCHS Wound Clinic Service.
We are a professional, skilled and friendly team who work safely with our patients in Derbyshire Dales to provide innovative, high quality, evidence-based wound care.
The team are based at Bakewell and Ashbourne and, on occasion, supports the other wound clinics around the Derbyshire localities. There will be weekend clinics opening for this team in Whitworth in early 2024.
The working hours are 09.00am-5.00pm, Monday-Friday at present (including Bank Holidays) but this will increase to a 7-day service in early 2024.Main duties of the job
By joining this supportive and dedicated team you will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge of wound healing, factors that prevent healing and to provide optimum care for patients with a wide variety of wounds.
There will be training provided to enhance your skills to enable you to work as an independent clinician providing high quality patient care.
Within our growing service there are also opportunities for further academic learning and support for career development. The main focus of this role is to:
Assess, review and complete wound care for patients.
Provide a plan of care using wound care policies and pathways for guidance utilising the wound care dressings formulary for DCHS.
Liaise with Wound Clinic Lead Nurse and Tissue Viability specialists when indicated.
Providing holistic assessment of patients' needs making onward referrals where required.
Ensure safeguarding needs are met and escalated where indicated.
Supporting junior staff and students in achieving their learning outcomes.About us
Our purpose is to provide community health 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 descriptionJob responsibilitiesPlease 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.Person SpecificationEducation, Qualifications and TrainingEssential
Skills and AttributesEssential Appitude and Personal QualitiesEssential
- NMC-Registered General Nurse
- Evidence of recent training
Experience and Knowledge RequiredEssential
- Flexible approach to working practice
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience of working in the community
Values, Drivers, and MotivatorsEssential
- Experience of lower limb management
- Working knowledge of SystmOne or similar
Employer detailsEmployer name
- UK driving licence and access to suitable transport, as you will be travel to clinical sites and across the county to access meetings and training
- Able to work weekends and bank holidays
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFTAddress
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