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Lymphoedema Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Applications are invited for the above post which will provide an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to become a valued member of the Lymphoedema Nursing Team working across Blackburn with Darwen area. Evidence of appropriate post registration experience and a qualification in Lymphoedema management is essential. The successful applicant will work with the team and the Team co-ordinator in providing management, education and support of people with Lymphoedema by providing specialist advice and treatment. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with related disciplines, and health care teams to ensure care is co-ordinated, planned and meets the patient's individual needs. The applicant will be actively involved in developing the service.

Please note: Work is ongoing to transform adult physical health services across the Pennine Lancashire Footprint supported by commissioners within the Lancashire and South Cumbria system. This transformation aims to ensure service users in Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire receive equitable service provision from one service provider. From around 1st April 2024, the service provider will be East Lancashire Hospitals Trust. Staff employed by LSCFT will therefore transfer from LSCFT to East Lancashire Hospitals Trust around 1st April 2024 as part of this wider transformation plan.

Main duties of the job

To support the Team co-ordinator with the continuing development and delivery of a high quality Lymphoedema Service.

The successful applicant, will be responsible for the day to day management of the clinics, to triage all Lymphoedema referrals accordingly, support the Lymphoedema practitioner in any clinical decision making. The post holder will be a positive role model within the team leading by example mentoring and developing all grades of staff and placement student nurses. They will participate in clinical and service audits and ensure efficient and effective service delivery through ongoing monitoring and evaluation of activity. The post holder will possess a wide range of post registration clinical skills. The post holder will support the service by working collaboratively with relevant stakeholders across primary and secondary care.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • oRegistered general nurse
  • Lymphoedema qualification
  • oTeaching Qualification or experience
  • oV300 nurse prescriber or willing to undertake the course



  • Experience in working with patients who suffer from chronic oedema, lymphoedema.
  • oExperience in wound care.
  • oExperience in Leg Ulcer Management.
  • oExperience in vascular.
  • oExperience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.

Work Related Knowledge and Skills


  • oExcellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • oAbility to work independently within own level of knowledge, skills and competency appropriately seeking direction/support from senior staff, e.g. in complex situations
  • oKnowledge of recent advances in Lymphoedema practices
  • oEvidence of teaching and assessing in clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Lymphoedema Service BWD

Barbara Castle Way H C



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