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Tissue Viability Project Lead - Hartlepool & Stockton on Tees


Job Description

The company: This is an opportunity to join the world's leading supplier of intimate healthcare products and services operating across Ostomy Care, Continence Care, Urology Care and Wound and Skin Care markets. The business is a global organisation developing and marketing products to hospitals, primary care, wholesalers and retailers as well as directly to consumers (homecare). With a strong record of product and service innovation they work in close partnership with the NHS and healthcare professionals to support and drive the best clinical solutions and services to patients. Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, they develop and market products and services that make life easier for people with very private and personal medical conditions.


The position: This is an exciting new opportunity to work as a Tissue Viability project Lead. My client is developing a new service model within a Primary Care setting. They are looking to recruit a highly skilled Tissue Viability Nurse to work within a transformational project. The successful role holder will be part of a team creating a nursing service dedicated to delivering excellence in clinical care, consultancy, education and audit. 

Why should you apply?

-  They offer great career opportunities plus an excellent benefits package, plus continued investment (more than 3 times the UK average) into learning and development programmes.
-  In the UK they are in the "100 Best Companies to Work For". 
-  They are constantly growing their business and always looking for new ways to move forward - they explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Basic Salary: Competitive

Area Working: Hartlepool & Stockton on Tees

Product / Service: Wound care - Tissue viability


Other benefits:

  • Company car
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private health
  • Dental cover
  • Share incentive plan
  • Profit sharing scheme
  • 28 days holiday


Your experience:


  • Degree level Registered General Nurse.
  • Post graduate qualification in Tissue Viability.
  • Experience at a senior nursing level of leading and driving a service of change and ability to evidence the outcomes of that change.
  • Recent clinical expertise and clinical competence in tissue viability including leg ulcer management.
  • Demonstrable competence in leading teaching programmes and in presentation skills.
  • Experience in undertaking/collaborating in research, clinical audit and service improvement in order to understand and source new solutions.
  • You will be able to display empathy and have an excellent ability to develop trust.  To do this you will have excellent communication skills, including listening, interpersonal and influencing skills.


The role: 


In this role you will build relationships with both local Primary Care Networks and GP Federations. You will undertake audits, deliver education and will coach other health care professionals along with carrying a clinical caseload. This role will report into a Clinical Nurse Manager but will also have a dotted line report, from a governance perspective, into the Primary Care area he/she is working in. This role supports a specified area, and anyone applying must live in a reasonable travel distance to the area.

  • Setting up a tissue viability service in an agreed, specified area where a partnership opportunity has been identified and agreed upon by both the company and local stakeholders.
  • Lead the local implementation of the new Tissue Viability service model.
  • Plan, implement and run the local project, engaging all relevant stakeholders.
  • Drive and influence changes required for successful outcome of the project, for the company, Primary Care Networks, GP Federations and Patients.
  • Plan service delivery aligned to local needs.
  • Use a range of skills to proactively monitor the overall progress, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities to influence, educate and train local health care professionals on the highest levels of tissue viability practice.
  • Undertake the delivery of clinical caseload using an evidence-based approach to promote excellence.
  • Acting as a Clinical expert to a range of health care professionals within Primary Care.
  • Teaching patients/carers and providing support to patients/carers to ensure self-care by patients and/or their carers is safe and effective.