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Continence & Wound Care Sister Band 6

Job Description

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust was formed in 2006 and became integrated with NHS Coventry in April 2011.

The Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

PLEASE NOTE that this vacancy will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. It is strongly advised that you complete and return your application form and online values assessment as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. Staff at risk within the Trust will be given priority.

Please check your NHS Jobs account regularly throughout the process of your application for any notifications from the Recruitment Team. Proof of Identification and any relevant qualifications will be checked at interview or during the recruitment process.

To apply for this post you will need to apply online via NHS Jobs (please register as a new user, if you haven't already). If you have any queries regarding your application please phone the Partnership Trust Recruitment Department or hiring manager (telephone number stated on the advert) and quote the job reference number starting with 444-.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The online assessment must be submitted no later than 24 hours after the vacancy closing date, any assessments submitted after this will not be considered. Advert closing date: 23rd October 2016 at 23:59




HOURS PER WEEK: 375 and 30 hours

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust Tissue Viability and Continence service offers treatment to patients with wounds and continence needs in the community. The wound care team are looking for a Registered General Nurse to work 375 hours and 30 hours providing wound/ continence assessments and treatments to patients with tissue viability and continence needs

This opportunity offers the successful candidate the chance to demonstrate their ability to work within the role of continence wound care sister and provide an excellent experience for professional development in the specialist areas of tissue viability and continence

The service requires an enthusiastic, positive, highly motivated individual to join the team. Working in a community and clinic environment, good communication skills, flexibility and own transport are essential.

Training will be given and an initial 6 month development plan. The service operates Monday to Friday at various health centres within the city.

Car Diver is Essential

With this in mind applications are encouraged in the form of an application via NHS jobs outlining the reasons for your interest and your suitability for the post.

If you would like to find out more about this rapidly expanding service and job we would like to hear from you.

Please contact: Lynda Thomson, Tissue Viability and continence Service, Longford Primary care centre, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6DY,  ( Phone number removed ) 

Online Assessment
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust Values Test

As part of your application you will be invited to complete an online assessment around Values. If you choose not to complete this assessment it will mean that your application will not be submitted for consideration/shortlisting.

Please ensure you complete the Values assessment as soon as possible as vacancies can be closed before the closing date if they have reached sufficient applications and non-completion of the assessment will result in your application not being considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service. All staff recruited to the Trust after 1 July 2015 will pay for and maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action. The initial cost of the DBS check will be taken from your salary over the first three months of employment. Membership fees of the DBS Update Service will be paid by you directly.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. Guidance and criteria on the filtering criminal cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
All members of staff have a responsibility to ensure that vulnerable adults and children are safe from abuse or harm. Employees must follow the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust’s vulnerable adults and safeguarding children policies. In any instance of concern, staff can contact the Trust Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults & Children or a member of the Safeguarding Children Team for advice and support. It is an employee’s responsibility to comply with all current legislation, breaches of which may lead to an employee being subject to disciplinary action.
As an employee of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust you are responsible for protecting yourself and others against the risk of acquiring a Healthcare Associated Infection. All staff, clinical or non-clinical are expected to comply with infection control policies and procedures. You will attend the mandatory infection control training and updates as required by the Trust.

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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