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Tissue Viability Nurse

Solent NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Please note for part time hours the salary will be pro rata.
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

The Tissue Viability Team in Southampton is offering a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 nurse to join our service. The role involves working in a complex wound/leg ulcer clinic.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an interest in tissue viability, with current experience in pressure ulcer, leg ulcer and chronic wound management. You will ideally have experience of working in a community setting. You will take pride in your work and be highly motivated and dynamic, have excellent communication skills and a flexible approach and be able to embrace change.

The ideal candidate will be dedicated, highly motivated and committed to providing high standards of care to people within clinics, their own homes and the local community. You will have excellent communication skills as you will be undertaking complex nursing assessments, you will also be required to build relationships within the specialist teams to help deliver a high quality service. Experience in community nursing is desirable for this post but not essential as full training will be provided and the post holder will be supported to develop in the role. You must have a driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.

For an informal discussion or visit regarding the role, please contact the Tissue Viability Team on 03001233947.

Main duties of the job

Our mission is to provide an open and honest, holistic, collaborative, specialist Tissue Viability service that facilitates the highest quality, evidence-based care, which keeps our patients at the heart of everything we do. The Southampton Tissue Viability Team are based at the Adelaide Health Centre and will see patients in the community, Community Hospitals, GP Practices, Nursing Homes and in clinic.

Our role is to support health care professionals in clinical practice by providing teaching, information, and advice. The service is for clients who have tissue viability needs and are registered with a GP in the Southampton area.

We provide:

*Complex wound assessment and advice

*Leg ulcer service, including lower limb assessment

*Telephone advice

*Training and education

*Supervision and competency review

*Link nurse meeting and training

The purpose of this position is to meet the needs of patients and their families to achieve improved health outcomes and promote health and wellbeing while demonstrating care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment. Care is based on comprehensive assessment, ensures continuity and is patient/client centred, culturally sensitive, evidence-based and which promotes independence.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • BSc Nursing or RN currently registered with NMC
  • Practice assessor/supervisor


  • Teaching Qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent



  • Experienced in developing care plans
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, training and / or supervision
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources.

Additional Criteria


  • Tissue Viability skills - e.g. wound care, wound care assessment. Doppler and lower limb assessment. Categorising pressure ulcers and prevention/treatment strategies.
  • Clinically competent at Band 5 level
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work autonomously, instruct and direct others work is managed, not supervised
  • Problem solving skills
  • Patient Advocacy skills
  • Manual Handling skills
  • Able to deal with frequent emotional or distressing circumstances
  • Ability to work in unpleasant working conditions, ie bodily fluids
  • Teaching, supervision and assessing skills
  • Dexterity required for wound management
  • Using judgement when evaluating patients' condition/progress
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support development of others
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work situation
  • Understanding of the health needs of people in their care and health promotion
  • Understanding of a range of clinical approaches
  • Awareness of research and evidence-based practice relevant to clinical area
  • Articulate and knowledgeable of current professional nursing issues
  • Is able to follow and demonstrate our Solent HEART values. You can find these on our website:
  • Be able to demonstrate and understanding of the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion and how they apply to staff and patients in a healthcare setting. Able to demonstrate personal commitment to challenging discrimination and promoting equalities, at an appropriate level for the post.
  • Is able to work legally in the UK
  • Is able to work with children and vulnerable adults
  • Ability to travel for meetings across a range of sites in Southampton/Portsmouth/Hampshire as required for role.
  • For posts which require a professional registration, post holders hold a valid up to date registration with their professional body.
  • For posts where post holders are required to drive as part of their role they hold a valid full driving licence which enables them to drive in the UK.

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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