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Tissue Viability Nurse

Job Reference: 150-ES4642-CEN

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Tissue Viability Nursing
Crawley Hospital, Crawley
£31,365-£37,890 pa

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 nurse to work within a small Tissue Viability team.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated nurse, working full time to support the Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists in their role promoting high quality, evidence-based wound care advice and education to patients and staff.

You will be responsible for supporting the community teams, community inpatient units and other primary healthcare staff with the management of patients with complex and/or chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and other wounds. This will be achieved with the shared aim of promoting excellent care at the heart of the community.

As a Tissue Viability Nurse you will assist with the development and participate in the delivery of the tissue viability educational programme to healthcare personnel involved with wound care and skin care within the local health economy. This will include formal group training, facilitating TVN link nurse sessions, and one to one training of staff, patients and relatives.

You will also be working to promote best practice and ongoing service development that is responsive to the wound care needs of the areas the service covers. When necessary you will deputise for the Band 7 Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists and work as part of the wider SCFT TVN team on Trust-wide tissue viability projects.

In return we can offer you:

  • Flexible working patterns
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Commitment to and support for your health and wellbeing
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes

The surrounding area has good transport links to London and Brighton. We have onsite parking and are 15 minutes’ walk away from the train station and local town.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Zoe Pizzie

Job title: Specialist Teams Clinical Service Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 07787 555194

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