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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2020.

Nurse Specialist - Tissue Viability

Job Reference: 317-2020-40-28-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Tissue Viability - Corporate
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata, per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Registered Nurse to join the Acute Tissue Viability Team, at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the role of Nurse Specialist Tissue Viability . The Tissue Viability Team provides advice, support, education and care to patients and staff within the acute setting. Additionally the Tissue Viability Team are focused on achieving Harm Free care and support in the implementation of quality improvement initiatives. Within the team there are multiple opportunities to learn and grow, develop relationships across the acute setting, within wards and departments and across specialist services. In addition to close integration with the Tissue Viability Community Team.

You will be joining a very enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated team. You will be required to be able to work independently and also part of the diverse multi-disciplinary team. It is expected that the candidate will also take an active part in audit.

The main roles and responsibilities of the post include:

  • Providing highly skilled clinical interventions for patients with complex wounds and complex care needs in a acute clinical settings.
  • Providing evidence based, quality wound care and education to multi-disciplinary staff
  • Working collaboratively with acute hospital staff to address the national pressure ulcer prevention agenda in order to reduce harm from pressure ulcers
  • Acting as a source of expert advice and support across all services and agencies (e.g. health, social care, Safeguarding)
  • Promoting high professional standards and supporting the Trust’s quality agenda; contributing to relevant strategic and operational objectives.
  • Ensuring cost-effective use of resources

Applicants should have a ‘positive, can-do’ approach, be dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative. They should be flexible to change and be recognised as a role model or pioneer for Tissue Viability. An ability to use initiative and work alone often in challenging environments but equally to be seen as an effective team member are essential qualities and the successful applicant will demonstrate good communication, interpersonal and report writing skills.

Desirable skills and qualifications include previous post registration experience in wound management/pressure ulcer prevention. Clinical audit and data analysis skills are also desirable. Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

This post is for18 hours 45 minutes/week


Additional contact information

Cheryl Teasdale

0191 2448760 

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