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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/06/2021.

Tissue viability assistant

Job Reference: 358-3048955-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Tissue Viability Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£19,737 - £21,142 pro rota per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

30 hours – permanent post

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced nursing assistant to support and assist the Tissue Viability Service in providing a Trust Wide Service.

You will be expected to work on all sites within the Trust; this will be predominantly at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General with occasional cover at Glenfield.

You will be working with the Tissue Viability and Pressure Ulcer team providing support and assistance in the delivery of high standards of care for your patients and the provision of staff training and development relating to all aspects of Tissue Viability. You will also provide a wide range of administrative and clerical support to the Tissue Viability Service.

This is a busy and diverse role with a range of functions and responsibilities, including direct clinical care and teaching.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), in a care related subject and have a minimum of two years experience as a Nursing Assistant.

Sound knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm in Tissue Viability are essential. Administrative and clerical skills will also be required.

Previous experience of delivering training will be an advantage, as would the ability to act as mentor/ supervisor.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Weafer

Lead Tissue Viability Nurse

0116 2563213

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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