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Senior Wound Clinic Nurse

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We have a FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY to provide senior clinical support in Amber Valley Wound Clinics.

We are looking for an established Band 6 or a Band 5 with significant post-registration experience.

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

This full time Band 6 post will require a proactive and energetic individual who can systematically manage teams 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/experienced Band 5 role.

We are passionate about the care we provide to be the very best and are looking for candidates who will support us in developing our wound care and lower limb treatment, providing the very best evidenced-based quality patient care and develop quality patient standards.

The Amber Valley Wound Clinic team provide care in Alfreton, Belper and Heanor clinics Monday - Friday and Ilkeston clinics Weekends/Bank Holidays, all 08.30 - 4.30.

Main duties of the job

Provide high-quality, evidence-based patient care.

Support Lead Nurses in managing caseloads effectively and efficiently.

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

Work with the Wound Clinic Lead Nurses supporting the team through changes and developments.

Act as a champion for the wound clinic service area and attend wound care improvement groups.

Be aware of current local and national issues which are influencing services.

Facilitate, develop, evaluate and share good working practice.

Support Wound Clinic Leads 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 Clinic setting.

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

Our purpose is to provide wound care services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing CPD/learning
  • Recognised qualification in TV at Degree level or willing to work towards it (Wound management and/or leg ulcer modules)
  • V300 prescriber or willing to work towards
  • DCHS Tissue Viability training including 2-day lower limb

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a Band 5/Band 6 role
  • Broad range of clinical skills
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge on National/Local Tissue Viability initiatives, guidance, and policies


  • Experience in participating/ coordinating in Audit projects
  • Case load management
  • Clinical management experience
  • Experience of working in Wound Clinics

Skills and Attributes


  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Change management skills
  • Ability to prioritise work loads and effective time management
  • Evaluation and clinical reasoning skills
  • Basic information technology skills (Power point, Word, and Outlook)
  • Knowledge dissemination skills


  • Service improvement skills



  • Ability to meet the travel requirements for this post as travel to clinical sites and across the county will be a frequent requirement
  • Able to work weekends and bank holidays

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Alfreton Primary Care Centre

4 Church Street


DE55 7AH

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