Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

A great opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and committed nurse to lead the Tissue Viability Team at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals. If you have the right level of knowledge and expertise and are ready for a new challenge this role could be right for you.

We are looking for an experienced Tissue Viability Nurse who reflects the Trust values of being Supportive; Caring; Open; Professional and Efficient in their daily role of doing the best for our patients.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop this role and the roles within the team and as such is suitable for somebody looking to make the next move in their career or somebody looking for a fresh challenge .

The Trust is on an exciting journey in delivering the best care for the patients of Sefton and West Lancashire and this role will play an important role in clinically supporting our patients.

Main duties of the job

To work in partnership with patients with pressure ulcers and wounds, their families/carers and other professionals, providing a specialist, evidence based and high quality tissue viability service through care and advice .

To organise and deliver ongoing education and training for professionals, carers in tissue viability and contribute in the development of tissue viability clinical guidelines .

To have continuing responsibility for the provision of a high quality tissue viability nursing care.

To provide effective leadership and support to other health care professionals, in the provision of the optimal standard of tissue viability and wound prevention care for patients.

To be responsible for professional tissue viability training and investigations. To be accessible to patients and relatives and ensure support for them in the clinical environment, at home or via the telephone.

About us

The Tissue Viability Team works across the whole Trust and is supportive of both patients and staff. Education of staff to prevent wounds and to promote wound healing are key.

This is a supportive , friendly team and is flexible to meet the demands of wards and clinical areas across the 2 sites in ensuring expert advice as well as hands on care for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Following a comprehensive assessment, devise the most effective and appropriate care programme strategy as agreed with the person for complex wound healing and wound prevention, recognising individual diversity.

Provide specialist education and support to staff on tissue viability to enable them to effectively manage complex wound healing within clinical areas.

Ensure that appropriate action is taken to protect vulnerable adults to ensure they can access / receive tissue viability care.

Establish and maintain communication with the following: person with complex wound or pressure ulcer, family/carer; other health and social care professionals within primary and secondary care; prison service; mental health teams; Learning Disabilities teams; Nursing/Residential homes.

Act as a professional advocate for patients with complex wounds / pressure ulcers and families/carers within the health care setting.

Act as an expert resource / advisor on tissue viability issues to patients, their family / carers and other health professionals across primary / secondary care.

Advertising Date: 12 May 2022

Closing Date: 22 May 2022

Shortlisting: 23 May 2022

Proposed Interview Date: 29 May 2022

Person Specification



  • Recognised post registration Tissue Viability course



  • Post registration experience in the delivery of wound care



  • Able to work autonomously

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Southport and Formby District General Hospital, Town Lane, Kew



Employer's website

https://www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Sarah Coppell



Date posted

12 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Southport and Formby District General Hospital, Town Lane, Kew



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