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Clinical Lead for Tissue Viability and Complex Leg Wound Services

Job Reference: 841-18-709-AJ2

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Tissue Viability and Complex Leg Wound
Integrated Community Teams

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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides a range of services to Gloucestershire’s population of approximately 600,000 people. Our vision is to be the service people rely on, to understand them, and to organize their care around their lives. We value colleagues and support them to develop the skills, confidence and ambition to deliver our vision.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, open, responsible and effective. We expect all staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide.

Clinical Lead for Tissue Viability and Complex Leg Wound Service

Fixed term contract / secondment for 1 year

Band: 8a

Salary: £42,414-£49,969

Hours: 37.5 hours available

Base: Edward Jenner Court – Countywide Services


This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, innovative and experienced nurse who has a passion for tissue viability and complex leg wounds to lead the services forward and evolve them into our Integrated Community Teams (ICTs).

The role requires an assured nurse with considerable experience of leading and managing specialist services and with the clinical acumen to govern these diverse teams as part of our community offer.

You will be a creative thinker able to work alongside the Head of ICTs and Professional Head of Community Nursing to progress and innovate to deliver a positive impact for the population of Gloucestershire.

The post holder will be an expert resource in providing advice to clinical teams on issues relating to tissue viability and complex leg wounds and will undertake patient assessments and instigate therapeutic treatment based on evidence and national guidelines to improve health outcomes as part of their role, acting as the most senior clinical nurse in this field.

In addition you will clinically lead the work with commissioning colleagues to develop our services. You’ll need to understand governance and service development, be able to assess and assure our compliance to national directives and be commented to service transformation and right care principles.

You will be an excellent communicator able to work with a variety of stakeholders and partners, able to respond to the emerging agenda for integrated care and able to position your services to meet the needs of Gloucestershire.

For Informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit please contact Dawn Allen (Professional Head of Community Nursing) on 0300 421 1407 or email

Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check with an Adult’s Barring List check. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.


The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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