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Registered Dressings Nurse

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join our Maxillofacial Outpatients Team. The post provides an opportunity to learn new skills and develop existing ones. The QVH is a tertiary referral centre for Oral, Maxillofacial and oncology head and neck cancer and throat cancer.

We are looking for permanent part time dressings nurse to help support this busy, dedicated team for 3 mornings per week.

Our dressings clinics are nurse led and help provide excellent post operative care to our Oncology, ENT and Head & Neck trauma patients.

The work is varied and can be demanding but is very rewarding.

Previous experience in Head & Neck is not essential, however experience with wounds, removal of sutures and clips and basic dressings is essential.

The Maxillofacial Department is based in our Main Outpatient building.

Main duties of the job

Work as part of a team to provide a safe, effective, efficient care to all our patients and their carers. This includes running 'nurse led' dressing clinics, assisting in Minor Oral Surgery and trauma clinic and being part of the wider multi disciplinary team which includes Speech and language therapy dietitian and McMillan CNS.

Maintain the privacy and dignity of all patients whilst adhering to Trust and department policies, reporting any difficulties with these duties to senior staff.

Maintain a safe environment when caring for patients, including those patients requiring frequent levels of monitoring.

Monitor all patient care and treatment, maintaining high standards and quality at all times.

Prioritise nursing care, recognise deterioration in a patient's condition and alert senior staff immediately.

Maintain accurate, contemporaneous and legible written records of care.

Use effective communication, written and verbal with all levels of staff including the multidisciplinary team, patients and relatives.

Adhere to the agreed procedures as identified, and promotes by example, a high standard of good quality nursing care in the department.

Participate in the health education and explanation of treatment to patients and relatives.

About us

Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC. A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.A centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care and the best clinical outcomes.At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You can find further details about the job, organisational structure and benefits information in the attached Job Description and other supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Nurse or able to demonstrate specialist knowledge within this field through practical experience oMust be willing to undertake relevant post registration courses as advised by the Practice Educators/ Matron


  • Experience in wound care and dressings. Previous experience in an OPD or community setting. Worked with oncology patients



  • oCompetent in basic wound management and removal of sutures and clips oPost registration experience in acute care setting oWorking within a multidisciplinary team


  • oWilling to undertake more complex wound management with supervision and training



  • oAware of the National 6Cs campaign oAware of national nursing agendas oAware of how risk management impacts on role as a nurse oUnderstands that safeguarding is everyone's business


  • oBe willing to expand their knowledge in Maxillofacial and head and neck cancer



  • oGood interpersonal and communication skills. oIT literate oAbility to demonstrate initiative oPrioritising skills oFlexible oClear written and spoken English


  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


QVH East Grinstead

Holtye Road

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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