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Lymphoedema CNS/Key-worker

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £35,392 a year If CNS Lymphoedema qualified B6.
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Band 6 in Lymphoedema will assess, plan, implement and evaluate plans of care for patients with Lymphoedema and support the Clinical Team Leader (CTL) in quality improvement and development work.

They will support the community teams in the development of programmes of education and support health professionals to develop and change their own practice in relation to best practice in Lymphoedema and Lower Limb Management.

Those in post as a Band 5, will work under the guidance of the CNS staff and CTL and will be supported to achieve the Key Lymphoedema Worker qualification and progress to undertake training to become a CNS and non-medical prescriber. Upon successful completion of the required training the post holder will progress to the band 6 pay scale.

We have 2 available positions 1 at 22.5 hours per week and the other at 28 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

Please see job description for the specific details - the post holder will be required to assess and implement treatment plans for patients with Non cancer and cancer related Lymphoedema both in a clinic and Domiciliary settings.

About us

Are you a Registered Nurse who has worked for 2 years in a community setting?

Are you interested in Chronic oedema/Lymphoedema Management?

Have you a qualification in Lymphoedema/chronic oedema management or wish to develop within this Field?

If you would you like to work as a Community Lymphoedema Nurse delivering care to patients with Lymphoedema across the East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen area, this is the post for you!

Working with a small yet dynamic specialist team, the post holder will be responsible for providing a comprehensive, evidence based, patient centred service across Pennine Lancashire. This will be achieved following a period of mentorship and clinical supervision. They will work alongside the clinical team leader to deliver education and promote best practice in Lymphoedema management to community and secondary health care professionals.

Ideally the successful candidate will possess a Chronic oedema/Lymphoedema specialist nurse post or possess a prescribing qualification. In absence of these qualifications a developmental position as a band 5 could be offered until completion of relevant qualifications.

The successful candidate will always act professionally and use their knowledge and experience to make evidence-based decisions about care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide specialist knowledge and advice to colleagues and patients in the multidisciplinary environment.

Teach and support staff in the community in relation to all aspects of management of Lymphoedema and Chronic oedema.

Please see job description for detailed Information.

Person Specification



  • RGN with current NMC registration.
  • Graduate Diploma in specialist managment of Lymphoedema
  • 12 months community experience
  • Experience of the assessment & management of chronic oedema and leg ulcer management.
  • Palliative care/ EOL care.
  • Tissue Viability Knowledge
  • To have access to a vehicle in working hours with the ability to travel for there requirements of the post (Business insurance required)
  • Post holder required to work across both sites dependent upon clinic requirements/patient flow.



  • V100/150/300 - Required for Band 6. V300 Non-Medical Prescriber - developed within Practice - Band 5 until completion.
  • Experience of management of complex cases/co-morbidities.

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Acorn PHCC - ELHT Lymphoedema service

Blackburn Road



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