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Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit an individual who has relevant knowledge, skills and experience in pressure ulcer, complex wound, and leg ulcer management. As a tissue viability specialist nurse you will provide specialist assessment, care planning for a range of complex wounds and provide advice on ongoing management, supporting the delivery of evidence based wound management. A key element of the role is the provision of education, training and support to members of the MDT. You should have excellent communication and organisational skills, which will support you to challenge and embed best practice across the Trust.

If you are energised and motivated to work with our Tissue Viability Team and excited by this development opportunity, then we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Our Tissue Viability Team play a key role within the Chief Nursing Officers Directorate and will support the delivery of the Harm Free Care standard within Fundamentals of Care. At this time of both challenging and exciting change for our organisation, and the NHS, we are seeking to appoint a registered nurse who has a passion for wound care to join a highly motivated Tissue Viability Team. Our Tissue Viability Team work with patients and professional colleagues across both our community and Hospital settings.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for details on the main duties and responsibilities.

    Person Specification



    • Expereince in working with in the NHS
    • Evidence of experience of managing wounds
    • Good written communication skills
    • expereince of working at Band 6 level


    • Post graduate qualification in aspects of Tissue viability
    • Quality improvement experience
    • experience in providing education and training
    • Awareness of patient safety and fundamantals of care
    • Understanding of national woundcare strategy drivers



    • Expereince in managing a range of complex wounds

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust


    West Bromwich

    B71 4HJ

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