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Wound Care and Lymphoedema Community staff nurse

Job Description

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health services and community services for more than one million people in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Stockport, Trafford, Tameside and Glossop. The Trust’s Headquarters is based in Ashton-under-Lyne, ten miles north east of Manchester city centre.

The Care Quality Commission has rated the quality of services provided by the Trust as 'excellent', which underpins the Trust's vision to become a world-class provider of mental health care. In July 2008 we became the 100th NHS Foundation Trust which provides greater freedom to tailor our future plans to best meet the needs of the communities we serve and be more accountable to local people.

The Trust provides support to all new starters, in patient facing roles bands 1 to 4, to successfully complete the Fundamental Care Certificate standards relevant to their role. The certificate provides knowledge and skills to enable staff to perform safely and effectively.

All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff can choose to spread the cost over their first three months’ salary or, if preferable, pay the full amount from their first months’ salary. Members to the Trust bank must repay the full amount from their first pay. The Trust encourages all staff and bank workers to registered with the DBS update service at an annual cost of £13, for bank members this is obligatory. The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44 and for a standard check £26, both attract an administration charge of £350.

Community Staff Nurse

Community Services Bury is going through an exciting time of transformation and service re-design, we are very pleased to announce the service has just been successful in the latest tender process and awarded the wound care and lymphoedema service. This is a very exciting time for all, and we are pleased to be offering clinicians an opportunity to be at the forefront of this new service delivering high quality care relating to wound care and lymphoedema whilst embracing the wider Bury integration programme.

We are looking for a self-motivated staff nurse with a wealth of knowledge in wound care, both complex and acute. There will be opportunities to develop experience within lymphoedema both clinically and academically.


The post will work within clinic and community settings, providing clinical assessment and agreed treatment plans. The post holder will contribute towards the implementation of the self-management programme for both wound care and lymphoedema preventing deterioration and maximising functionality, with the possible utilisation of technical support to achieve good quality patient outcomes.

The post holder will form part of the triage process, undertaking telephone triage followed by face to face visits as necessary providing a responsive high quality service to all patients.

Contribution to all training programmes will form part of this role, you will support the service lead in educating the wider community services empowering and multiskilling all clinicians ensuring flexibility in service provision. The lymphoedema service will deliver care to cancer and
non-cancer patients supporting the “National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI)” enabling patients to rehabilitated and gain a level of independence.

Referral intelligence will also be adopted as part of the role, providing education to referrers reducing the rate of inappropriate referrals.

The role will provide a seamless communication between wound care, lymphoedema and podiatry with joint assessments and treatment plans.

You must possess effective communication and negotiation skills. As advocates for our patients we need you to have the ability to inspire people at all levels. You will have the motivation to embrace the new philosophy of integrated working whilst having commitment and drive to assist in the mobilisation and implementation of the wound care and lymphoedema service.

The service will support the primary care operating times from 8am – 8pm providing weekend provision according to clinical need.

There are various hours available (part time, full time) working Monday to Friday initially between the hours of 830am to 500pm, however as the service develops there will be a requirement to work weekends and Bank Holidays within the operating times of 8am to 8pm.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Lisa Bishop -  ( Phone number removed ) 

The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of our employees. We actively promote equal opportunities, flexible working & staff support

We are committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults & expect all employees & volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to regulated activities will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

  • Priority will be given to applications from NHS employees who have an at risk status
  • Applicants will be informed about the progress of their application following shortlisting. Only those applicants who clearly demonstrate the criteria listed in the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.
  • Please note that you will be contacted via email so it is important to check your spam filter, if any mail goes to your junk folder you will need to mark it as safe. Computer access is available via your local Job Centre & Library
  • The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment
  • Applicants applying for this position who want to be considered under the disability 2 ticks scheme will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the essential criteria on the person specification for the post
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact  ( Phone number removed )  at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post
  • Please consider your application carefully. If you are currently part of a lease car scheme with your current organisation, the Trust is not able to cover the costs of early termination charges
  • Please be aware that we have a strict policy on unsolicited contact from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact Recruiting Managers directly

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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