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Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inc
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post requires vision, innovation and the ability to work across professional boundaries, a real desire to provide the highest standards of patient care. This is a full time, permanent Monday -Friday, 9-5pm service.

You will be an enthusiastic and motivated individual with advanced clinical skills and will be able to work autonomously and able to provide expert and specialist support in relation to complex wounds to the clinical team, patients and care takers.

The post holder will work closely with Diabetes team , Vascular team , Podiatrists and Wound Care specialists to improve patient safety and share best practices.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Main duties of the job

o Provide autonomous specialist, holistic patient centred care and harm reducing clinical and management solutions to achieve pressure ulcer avoidance, optimal wound healing and preservation of tissue health

o Provide specialist, expert advice and education to support our clinical teams to deliver safe and compassionate care, reduce harm and improve patient experience

o Assist in Trust wide pressure ulcer reduction campaigns working in partnership with the Tissue Viability Hospital Service Lead and site Directors of Nursing to sustain and embed the improvements

o Provide expert advice on Tissue Viability related resources, equipment and products required for a safe and effective care across Barts Health

o Develop, review, and evaluate Trust wide Tissue viability policies, protocols/guidelines and adapt regional and national guidelines for local use

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Graduate with relevant degree or equivalent
  • Recognised tissue viability qualification (level 3)
  • Teaching Qualification


  • Experience in managing a team



  • Evidence of experience and knowledge in Tissue Viability
  • Experience of supporting other practitioners to deliver high quality care
  • Experience of working as part of a multi- disciplinary team
  • Leadership experience at a senior level
  • Experience of setting up and working within clinical governance frameworks
  • Ability to work autonomously and to prioritise and co-ordinate workload
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High standards of record keeping and report writing
  • Experience of leading quality improvement projects
  • Experience of formal and informal teaching


  • Managerial experience and experience of leading a team



  • Knowledge of audit cycle
  • Understand the principles of Governance, PSIRF and particularly in relation to their service area
  • Awareness of the National Guidelines relevant to tissue viability
  • Knowledge of contemporary wound dressings and technologies
  • Knowledge of and interest in quality improvement techniques
  • Knowledge of different types of pressure therapy equipment



  • Able to evidence clinical knowledge and skills in tissue viability, holistic patient assessment, complex wound assessment, treatment planning and evaluation
  • High level of personal professional accountability and working autonomously to achieve agreed objectives
  • Ability to negotiate and influence people to achieve change
  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Capable of working with clinical and non-clinical staff at all levels, displaying excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent organisational skills with flexibility to adapt when required
  • Skills in teaching registered and unregistered staff, multidisciplinary team, carers and patients both formally and informally
  • Have good flexible influencing and motivating skills



  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to maintain communication with people on complex and at times sensitive matters
  • Experience of presentation skills to a wide and varied audience
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information to audiences at all levels through a range of media
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience of training and writing reports that include data analysis



  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Determined and self- motivated individual
  • Ability to lead by example and effect change in others
  • Assertive but professional
  • Self- motivated, proactive, shows initiative and resourceful
  • Strategic thinker and able to pay attention to detail where necessary
  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations if necessary

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham Hospital


E13 8SL

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