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Plastic Trauma Specialist Nurse

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A unique key position has arisen within the Sheffield Hand Centre for a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Plastic Trauma. We are seeking a highly motivated, passionate and experienced skilled nurse to join the expert team supporting all the MDT, patients and carers.

To create an infrastructure to support Hand Centre and ward staff to continually develop in specialized wound management and be a supportive, accessible resource to colleagues when managing patients' needs. The role will involve delivering care to inpatients and outpatients, including nurse-led complex wound clinics.

The successful candidate should exercise autonomy and make critical judgements on specialist wound management ensuring high standards of care are delivered to patients. Maintaining a positive impact on the quality of care provided and patient satisfaction whilst contributing to the ongoing development of the service.

Main duties of the job


To work as a Specialist Nurse for the Plastic Trauma Team supporting all the multidisciplinary team, patients and carers. Exercising autonomy and making critical judgements using specialist wound management knowledge ensuring high standards of care are delivered to patients.Maintaining a positive impact on the quality of care provided andpatient satisfaction. Contribute to the ongoing development of the Plastic Surgery Serviceand support the development of clinical protocols, guidelines and practice within them.

Assist in the delivery of formal and informal training and education to all disciplines of staff. Providing support to junior colleagues to constantly ensure high standards of dignified care are delivered. Be passionate about the role maintaining a caring and professional attitude at all times.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse with NMC
  • Post registration at degree level or working towards
  • Evidence of undergraduate or postgraduate study in Burns and Plastics or related subject e.g. Tissue Viability
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • PgCert
  • Leadership qualification



  • Work independently
  • Experience of working and liaising with the multidisciplinary team and the important of this
  • Manage complex wounds and evidencing recent experience e.g. flap and graft care, negative pressure, bedside debridement
  • Manage and conduct nurse led clinics
  • Understanding of standard setting, completing audits, and applying the findings to practice
  • Evidence of informal teaching in a clinical setting


  • Use of leech and larvae therapy or willing to undertake training

Skills and Knowledge


  • Significant experience in speciality, be able to evidence clinical knowledge and skills in Plastic Surgery: holistic patient assessment, complex would assessment, treatment planning and evaluation
  • Experience of managing own case load
  • Ability to represent the department at meetings in relation to wound management and network with other specialities, e.g. TVN, Wound Formulary Group
  • Maintain up to date knowledge on available treatments and dressings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Information technology skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

Personal Qualities


  • Commitment to work within the governance framework

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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