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Community Staff Nurse - Wound Care & Lymphedema

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Registered General Nurse looking to further develop their knowledge and experience in wound management and leg ulcer management with skills including ABPIs. This is to support the existing Team Leaders and the Tissue Viability Lead.

The Wound Care & Lymphoedema Service delivers care to patients registered with a Bury GP who require wound management following surgery, trauma or for skin care advice. The Service provides evidence based comprehensive assessment, management, treatment and prevention strategies for patients with wounds, leg ulcers and lymphoedema. The Service promotes a self-management pathway with patients and the post holder will be involved in facilitating staff to empower patients and carers to self-manage.

The Service is comprised of a team of 14 and includes the Tissue Viability Nurse, Community Nurse Team Leaders, Community Staff Nurses and Health Care Support Workers. The Service operates 7 days per week in clinic settings across the Borough also joint assessments are undertaken with Community Clinicians including Nursing Homes and Adult Community Nursing Teams as required.

We have 4 core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other to provide care for our patients. We think of our values as a set of guiding principles to refer to when making decisions and interacting with people and they help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and ourselves.

Main duties of the job

Assess, plan and implement care maintaining appropriate documentation both electronic and paper

To manage clinic attendance by utilising Northern Care Alliance NHS Group current IT systems

To promote the highest standard of patient care, utilising resources available to the benefit of the patient

To mentor and coach both junior staff and students attending the Service

To carry out complex nursing procedures that would enhance patient care, e.g. ABPIs

To recognise and act on situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the patient

To prescribe treatments according to the Trust Wound Care Formulary ensuring budgetary awareness

To actively participate in promoting self management for appropriate patients

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website:

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trust's Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership.

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Knowledge of IT systems


  • Knowledge of IT systems, e.g. System 1



  • Understanding and Knowledge of recent community developments

Current NMC registration


  • Current NMC Registration

Registered General Nurse


  • Registered Nurse/Adult Branch

Non Medical Prescribing


  • Willingness to undertake Non Medical Prescribing qualification

Acquiring new skills


  • Willingness to acquire new skills and knowledge

Knowledge and experience


  • Leg Ulcer management qualification and experience


  • Willingness to undertake Leg Ulcer management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Chatsworth House

Little 66, Roachbank Road



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