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Complex Wounds Clinic Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Wound Care Clinic
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Newholme / Cavendish (Buxton)
£25,655 - £31,534 pa, pro rata
Salary period
20/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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COVID-19  We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.

Job overview

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care in the most efficient and clinically effective way whilst maintaining the patient’s privacy and dignity.

To manage a busy wound clinic list of patients providing a high standard of individualised care within DCHS policies and guidance

To provide advice and support to junior staff in the delivery of high quality care and actively support the Wound clinic Lead Nurse in the management of the health care environment.

To work in close collaboration with the Community Nursing Teams, the Integrated Community Teams and GP in the High Peak and Derbyshire dales localities.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic staff nurses to join our complex wound management team across the high peak and Derbyshire dales. Our clinics offer the opportunity to learn and develop new skills in wound management in a professional, supportive and happy environment!

The successful applicant will cover clinics and will be expected to travel between clinics across all sites to support our services to local people.

A good knowledge of SystmOne templates relating to holistic lower limb and wound assessments is desirable but we are happy to teach the right candidate.

There is also an expectation that successful candidates will attend necessary educational study days to enhance knowledge and skill.

Please be aware that the post is based at ether Cavendish Hospital or Newholme Hospital.  However, there may on occasions be a need to travel to other clinics.

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Be responsible for the assessment, implementation of treatment and the development of programmes of care for designated patients and provide feedback / escalate discussion regarding meeting patient need through 
supervision/monitoring processes.

Work in close liaison with the Wound Clinic Lead nurse to take responsibility as a named nurse for patients on the caseload.

In the absence of the Case Manager be delegated responsibility for caseload management, to ensure a continuity of care in accordance with the care programme, seek support from other specialist practitioners/ operational managers as required.

Identify need, order equipment and provide advice, support and demonstration to the patient/carer on the use of the 
equipment to ensure a personal duty of care and compliance with health and safety policies.

Maintain and record accurate health records in patients’ homes and health care settings in line with Caldecott and Trust Policies and Procedures and communicate verbal information to relevant multi-disciplinary team members.

Manage the placement of pre-registration nurse students and contribute to the learning environment for observers from other health disciplines and to new staff induction to provide a supportive workplace and a culture of  continuous learning and evidence based practice.

To be involved in the education and training of junior staff and other staff employed within the care settings.

Contribute to the completion of clinical audits e.g. pressure ulcers, falls, documentation.

Contribute to Public Health and Health Promotion initiatives and under the direction of the senior nurse provide.

Person specification

education and qualification

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse
  • Car Driver
Desirable criteria
  • Tissue Viability Course

Experince and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Wound care experience
  • Knowledge of low limb wounds
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working in clinic setting
  • Experience working in Community Setting

Skills and Atributes

Essential criteria
  • IT Skills and knowledge of system one
  • Works as a team player
  • Full UK driving Licence
Desirable criteria
  • Works on own initiative
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Diana Mellor
Job title
Wound Clinic ICTL
Email address
Telephone number
07776 484165
Additional information

Angela Lee, Wound Clinic Lead, High Peak, 07500 990736



If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
01332 564856, option 1, option 1 / 07900 138117 (please note, my normal working days are Wed, Thu, Fri)