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Wound Healing Service Team Leader

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY to provide senior clinical support in the Wound Healing Service.

We are looking for a Band 7 Team Leader with significant post-registration experience in wound care to lead the wound healing service.

You must have a desire to promote and provide clinical excellence supporting staff providing lower limb assessment and a variety of wound care in a clinic setting

This 37.5 hour Band 7 post will require a proactive and energetic individual who can systematically manage team clinical competencies.

Are you committed to the delivery of high quality, holistic, patient care and keen to be part a team where your ideas and opinions are valued?

You must be a Registered Nurse with a prescribing qualification (or willing to undertake), have wound care/vascular/dermatology experience within Band 6 experience in wound care.

Main duties of the job

Provide high-quality, evidence-based patient care within the clinic setting

Support junior staff development and promote clinical excellence and quality assurance.

Work with the Tissue Viability Service Lead to support the team through changes and developments.

Act as a champion for the wound healing service, attend wound care steering group and other wound care meetings pertinent to role.

Be aware of current local and national issues which are influencing services. Facilitate, develop, evaluate and share good working practice.

Support wound clinics to ensure teams are informed of development and changes through regular staff meetings using a variety of communication techniques.

Provide learning opportunities and experiences for team members and others, promoting a positive learning environment with a particular awareness of the needs of staff new to the wound healing service. Participate in service development and audit as required especially evidencing wound healing rates within the clinic environment.

Actively support the development of a culture that is open to change and innovation. Provide highly specialized nursing care to individuals with complex needs making use of current evidence to inform the delivery and promote the development of clinically effective care.

About 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 description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification .

As the team leader in the wound healing service you will act as a role model, be inspirational, dynamic and a courageous individual.

Monitor standards of care, deploying and supervising team members as appropriate and the daily clinical patient care.

Plan, implement and evaluate a learning contract for student nurses involving multi-disciplinary agencies.

Be involved in the education and training of junior staff and other staff employed within the care settings.

Have the initiative to respond to challenging unpredictable situations/behaviours within the caring environments

Help manage any complaints, errors, concerns and other untoward occurrences in line with local policies, procedures and guidelines.( this includes issues relating Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults)

Know when to escalate clinical or operational issues to direct line manager.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Part 1 Registered General Nurse (NMC Part 1)
  • Significant health service management within the community and formal knowledge acquired through clinical post registration qualifications in wound care
  • Advanced practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in wound care



  • Understanding of primary care services integrated care pathways clinical guidelines governance and risk management and multidisciplinary approach
  • Demonstrated experience of working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop team
  • Demonstrated ability of evaluating clinical practic

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work collaboratively across organisations
  • Ability to interpret national policy and guidelines in relation to local service delivery
  • Skilled in the use of IT in clinical practice
  • Ability to plan and provide clinical care to patients
  • Excellent facilitation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Telford Wound Healing Service, Hadley




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