Tissue Viability Service Team Leader
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Wokingham, UK
6d ago

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare :

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions
  • We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

    Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

    Tissue Viability Specialist Service Team Leader 8a v3

    Are you a strong leader with a passion for innovation and change who understands the specialist role in Tissue Viability?

    The team works throughout Berkshire to support and enable other health care professionals and patients with complex needs to achieve their best possible outcomes.

    What’s Special about this opportunity?

    At Berkshire Healthcare, we value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having a Good’ rating overall, being an Outstanding’, well-

    led, organisation, and having an Outstanding’ Older Adults Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that : Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.

    The Tissue Viability team were commended for areas of outstanding practice.

    Leading a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth, with opportunities to help you build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

    We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

    About you :

    As an enthusiastic, self-motivated candidate with excellent leadership and team working skills, you will be responsible for the operational delivery of our high quality Tissue Viability Specialist Services, ensuring provision of specialist clinical leadership across all elements of Tissue Viability, clinical care and education across the community and inpatient services of Berkshire Healthcare, managing a team of Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialists.

    You will be a clinically credible practitioner with good knowledge and skills in tissue viability and complex wound management with a strategic vision and determination to drive continued development of innovative, highly effective tissue viability specialist services.

    You will work in close partnership with our commissioners to support the delivery of a clinically and cost effective dressings budget.

    With considerable leadership experience and the ability to communicate well across multi-professional boundaries you will be committed to raising the profile and advancing the specialism within the team, across the Trust and the wider health economy.

    You will be an inspirational member of our small specialist team, striving to be your very best and supporting colleagues.

    Forging strong partnerships, you will be proactive, working with other professionals to ensure a seamless delivery across multiple agencies.

    Reliable and knowledgeable, you will have great IT skills and be familiar with various systems and software packages. With an access to your own car, you will be able to travel independently to locations across Berkshire.

    What’s next?

    If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

    We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Kate Mellor, Professional Development Nurse on 01753 535364 or email : kate.

    mellor berkshire.nhs.uk who’ll be delighted to help.

    In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), support with childcare and, as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

    We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

    Berkshire Healthcare helps people manage their health in their local area, through a range of specialist and community services across the county.

    We promote independence and quality of life through community and mental health services and aim for seamless delivery of the best care in the right place.

    We get to know communities and the people in them so we can deliver the best services that meet their health needs.

    Our team of 4,300 staff provide specialist mental health and community health services to a population of around 900,000 within Berkshire.

    We provide healthcare to people in their own homes and from different sites across the county.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics.

    Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

    Please ensure your application is submitted with a valid email address for your referees in order to minimise delays in the recruitment process.

    Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email, therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

    Applicants are advised that as a result of the high level of response we receive for some of our vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date.

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment.

    A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.


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