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Staff Nurse-Dressing Clinic

Job Description

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'Be part of the team that delivers 'Excellent patient care in world class hospitals'

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values, which can be found by clicking on the 'Trust Objectives 2015-16' document via the link on the right of the screen.

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014 and 2015)
  • Top in the North West and 7th nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England 2014)

An exiting opportunity has arisen on the Regional Plastic Surgery Unit at Whiston Hospital. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals, with a passion for excellence within the delivery of patient care. Professional development is supported within a friendly, dynamic team structure.
Mersey Regional Plastics Surgery Unit at Whiston Hospital provides treatment and repair of major lacerations (cuts) where there is loss of tissue/ loss of function, for example, hand surgery. Re-attachment of severed body parts (re-implantation). Reconstruction surgery including where there is loss of tissue e.g. due to cancer or severe infections or trauma.
The individual would be responsible for the clinical assessment of wounds and the treatment thereafter. Experience in would care is essential. The individual should be able to work autonomously within this area, as the clinic is predominantly nurse led. Be able to exhibit excellent communication skills when dealing with both clients and relatives and have the ability to make a clear decision with confidence and to communicate this effectively either in person or by telephone. The individual will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and work effectively with outside agencies

Closing date: 31st October 2016
Shortlisting date: 1st November 2016
Interview date: 14th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Pamela Cardwell Clinic Manager,  ( Phone number removed )  ext 7508/2234, Alison Smith Matron ext. 2456 or Bleep 7559

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to undertake this commitment.

The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.

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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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