Due to promotion of the current post holders an opportunity has arisen for a band 5 nurses to work in the Wound Healing Service. The service provides wound care to ambulatory patients in clinics across Telford, Newport and Wem.
You will need to have a passion for providing excellent evidenced based care to patients living with chronic and complex wounds. You must be dynamic and flexible in your approach to delivering care and have would ideally have demonstrable experience in wound assessment and management.
The focus of the service is to improve the quality of life of patients living with a chronic and complex wounds, whilst improving wound healing rates, empowering patients be involved in their own care and avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital.
As part of your application, at the beginning of your supporting information section, please tells us in up to 200 words How living with a chronic wound could affect quality of life?
If you would like to know more about this post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact: Sam Shuker, Sister - Wound Healing Service on
07739460821Main duties of the job
Managing patients with chronic and complex wounds.
Working as part of an effective team.
Participate in team meetingsAbout us
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.
Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Person SpecificationTraining and QualificationsEssential
- Promotes a can do attitude and determination to develop and sustain a dynamic and responsive administrative and operational service within a clinic setting, which delivers best practice.
- Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, liaising with colleagues and partners to ensure an integrated approach to the needs of the service user.
- To organise and deliver skilled clinical support work without direct supervision. This will include individual in a variety of settings.
- Gain valid informed consent and work within legal frameworks with patients.
- To liaise with senior clinicians with regard to patient care, highlighting any variations to expected outcomes from agreed treatment programmes.
- To provide basic verbal and written clinical reports and document patient interventions/findings in case notes in line with professional body and Trust standards.
- Instruct and educate patients, carers and families on a range of therapeutic activities.
- Use effective communication skills/tools to communicate appropriately and effectively with patients who frequently will have complex emotional, physical and psychological conditions or where English is not the first language.
- Manage clinical risk within delegated patient caseload, referring to the supervising clinician for support and supervision
- Actively participate in the clinical decision-making process and ensure the aims and objectives of intervention are integrated with those of the service user where possible.
- Attend multi-disciplinary and departmental team meetings to discuss organisational and team planning/liaison needs and assist in the development and enhancement of patient care.
- NMC Registered
- Ability to demonstrate a level of English language and grammar commensurate with writing in service user case notes
Knowledge and SkillsEssential
- Previous community experienceAchieved
- Post registration general experience
- Previous NHS experience
- Experience of working in a multi disciplinary / multi agency health/social care environment
- Experience and knowledge of basic administration systems including Microsoft office
- Experience of successful partnership working arrangements with other services
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Uses evidence based practice
- Awareness of changing healthcare factors influencing change
- Well refined communication (verbal and written), interpersonal skills - ability to gain rapport at all levels
- Engaging and empowering approach that seeks to work with others and deliver outcomes in a successful and well informed manner
Shropshire Community Health NHS TrustAddress
Telford Wound Healing Service- Hollinswood
Dale Acre Way
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