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Enhanced Wound Care Nurse

Employer
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
BASINGSTOKE
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
As an Enhanced Wound Care Nurse, you will be working closely with specialist teams committed to improving patient outcomes, preventing harm, and enhancing quality of life via the delivery of holistic care, team working and autonomous practice.

Focused on wound care management, you will develop skills through the support of staff such a tissue viability nurse specialists and the Lead Nurse for Fundamentals of Care, ready to manage your own case load, providing assessments, creating management plans or follow ups to those patients who require specialist intervention across the trust.

As part of the role, you will also be expected to deliver teaching at ward level and on focus days and act as an expert resource to clinical areas.

Main duties of the job

To work alongside the Fundamentals of Care Team, developing knowledge and proficiency in skills relating to the promotion, delivery, and management of enhanced wound management.

To support the development of junior members within the team.

To provide advice and education to staff and patients within the trust relating to wound management.

To act as a resource to staff and patients across the trust in the delivery of specialist wound, skin advice and care.

To support students and advocate best practice in relation to skin, wounds.

To hold knowledge in all areas of fundamentals of care such as hydration, continence, nutrition, and mobility which can promote or impact on the healing of wounds.

To support specialist teams with the development and delivery of education and teaching at ward level or on role specific teaching days relating to enhanced wound care.

To act as a role model, continuously influencing clinical practice of colleagues across the trust through their own level of proficiency relating to the prevention, treatment, and care of wounds, skin conditions.

To plan and structure their time based on caseload or service need.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Nursing Registeration


Desirable

  • Evidence of additional training/courses/study days in wound care


Experience & Knowledge

Essential

  • Desire to promote and practice enhanced wound care
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Confident to use a wide range of computer programmes
  • Willingness to undertake further training / post graduate study


Desirable

  • Previous training or experience in field


Skills & Ability

Essential

  • Able to communicate on different formats alongside verbal conversations
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Passionate about care delivery
  • Ability to advocate best practice


Desirable

  • Leadership


Other Specific Requirements

Essential

  • Flexible in terms of work pattern and location
  • Able to work a variety of shifts including weekends
  • Able to work within a wider team


Desirable

  • Competent to navigate and use IT programmes


Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust

Aldermaston Road

BASINGSTOKE

RG24 9NA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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