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Tissue Viability Nurse

Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location
Croydon
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To promote expert, individualised patient centred clinical care for clients with Tissue Viability needs including vascular needs, compromised skin integrity and pressure ulcers by using evidence based practice for the population of Croydon Health Services (CHS). The Tissue Viability Nurse will assess and plan care for patients referred to the service and work in conjunction with the tissue viability team. The role will include the provision of care and supervision of the delivery of this care by clinical staff. The post holder will offer education and support to patients, carers and other health care professionals.

The Tissue Viability Nurse will work closely with other health care professionals to promote a high standard of care in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers ensuring the pressure ulcer policy & pathway are followed. The role will include responsibility for the wound care of the inpatient and community population, and those attending the Wound Clinic.

Main duties of the job

Tissue Viability Nurse 37.5 hours a week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dynamic Tissue Viability Nurse to join the integrated tissue viability team to provide a specialist service across the organisation. You will work as part of a highly motivated and proactive tissue viability team which is able to provide professional and personal development opportunities and offer appropriate support for this post. You will have an active role in all aspects of wound care management within the Trust, including audits, pressure ulcer management and reporting, prescribing and leading on training programs for all aspects of tissue viability.

Are you ready for the next level in your career? You may have a Tissue Viability qualification or an equivalent knowledge of tissue viability issues and a determination to improve the care of patients across all areas of the Trust, this includes the acute and community.

Please contact Joy Brookes, 0208 714 2950 / 07870381468 for an informal discussion

Previous applicants need not apply

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role

Person Specification

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse parts 1 or 12 of register
  • Experience of working in a similar specialist environment
  • Evidence of study at diploma or degree level, preferably in the field of wound care


Desirable

  • Nurse Prescriber (or desire to undertake course)


KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Essential

  • Depth knowledge of tissue viability and associated vascular disorders
  • Knowledge in the use of pressure relieving equipment


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Community experience at Band 6 level or equivalent
  • Experience of caring for patients with complex tissue viability needs
  • Experience in designing and delivering teaching packages


Desirable

  • Experience of caring for patients with complex vascular needs


SKILLS/ABILITIES

Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate sound clinical judgement and decision making, supported by theoretical knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage workload and meet deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate sound teaching and presentation skills with use of PowerPoint presentations tailored to a variety of audiences


Other

Essential

  • Be a car driver, current UK licence, have access to car for work purposes and be willing and able to travel borough-wide
  • Be physically fit, have a good attendance record and be able to move and handle equipment (occasional


Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Address

Lennard Road

Croydon

CR0 2UL

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199-6150512-SS

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