Tissue Viability Nurse
London, Greater London, England
About The Facility
HCA Healthcare UK - World's largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services' provider 2016 London Bridge Hospital campus in South East London encompasses an outpatients and diagnostic centre in The Shard, the large world-class hospital based at the Tooley Street site, and a further five outpatient and diagnostic centres across the City, Canary Wharf and Kent. In May 2017 we welcomed the newest addition to our campus into the top four floors of the new Cancer Centre at Guy's. With £38.2 million investment and 60,000 square feet this purpose built facility allows London Bridge Hospital to house its cancer services in one roof. Consultants from London's top teaching hospitals will offer full surgical provision in urology, gynaecology and breast, as well as reconstructive surgery for these specialties.
The hospital will partner with Leaders in Oncology (LOC) across chemotherapy, outpatient oncology and haematology. The new site encompasses inpatient and daycase beds, operating theatres including the first integrated robotics theatre in the UK, housing a Da Vinci Robot.
There will also be a chemotherapy unit, outpatient consulting, Level 3 Critical Care and Imaging including X-Ray, MRI and Ultrasound. London Bridge Hospital achieved an 'Outstanding' accreditation by the healthcare regulators Care Quality Commission in 2017, with them remarking that they saw innovative practice throughout the hospital including new research taking place, and the Critical care Unit was also praised. Consultants and staff were highly motivated individuals, and all committed to providing high quality patient centred care.
As the Tissue Viability Nurse you will lead the clinical management of wound care and support the mentorship of junior staff, acting as a clinical expert and role model. You will act as an advisor to colleagues within the ward and OPD, ensuring colleagues are aware of procedures, guidelines, changes and developments in wound care. This will also involve you delivering teaching and presentations to all registered nurses in the LBH team on wound care preventation and management on pressure ulcer
Duties & Responsibilities
Ensures that all options are explained to patients allowing them to make informed choices Deliver and promote evidence based practice Teach and assess RGN's competencies Training on negative pressure wound therapy Pressure and leg ulcer and wound assessment and management Research for practice development Participate in audits and inspections as appropriate.
Skills & Experience
RGN registered with NMC pin Experience of Tissue viability Mentorship course Wound management experience
About The Individual
The successful candidate will work on their own initiative (self-starter), and have an ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise work. They will have excellent interpersonal skills with patients and professionals. They will also demonstrate an ability to manage conflict situations, set and monitor standards, work under pressure, able to show tact and to manage boundaries. The successful candidate will also have good presentation skills, and will be capable of interpreting Management Information.
- Full time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager)
Posted 10 Aug 2017
Closes 7 Sep 2017
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