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Leg Ulcer Nurse Band 5

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Leg Ulcer Nurse Band 5
NHS AfC: Band 5
Permanent: Working patterns to suit the service
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (Working pattern to suit the service)
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Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre
£27,055 - £32,934 Pro rata
Salary period
28/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for an experience within the Leg Ulcer Team to appoint a Band 5 Leg Ulcer Clinic Nurse into our friendly and supportive team. You must have effective communication and negotiation skills.  As an advocate for our patients you need to have the ability to inspire people at all levels. This post would require that you have an understanding of the expanding role of Leg Ulcer Nurse and would have the commitment to take it forward. You will need a sound understanding of the current primary care agenda.  You will need a good knowledge of leg Ulcers, treatments and have current Doppler and compression therapy competencies. You will need to be innovative and able to work autonomously whilst promoting a positive and supportive learning environment for team members and students. 


Main duties of the job

  • To provide skilled nursing care in relation to the delivery of wound care within the community Leg Ulcer Clinics. 
  • To provide assistance with clinical/nursing care using the knowledge and skills necessary to holistically assess individuals and contribute to the clinical care required by the patient. 
  • To provide health education to all patients/carers, giving counsel and advice appropriate to the situation. 
  • To support the development and maintenance of clinical guidelines, pathways and policies where appropriate. These Guidelines, Pathways and Policies may be used by clinicians’ working within Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. 
  • Using the knowledge and skills necessary to assess individuals identifying the multiple needs of the patient taking into consideration the cultural differences. 
  • Ensuring the changing needs of patients are identified timely and adjustments to programmes of care are made. 
  • To support the development, interpretation and dissemination of clinical audit of the Leg Ulcer service. 
  • To communicate effectively with all patients/carers and all members of the Multi-Disciplinary team. 

Working for our organisation


At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace. 

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds. 

 We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible. 



Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • First Level Registered Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Leg Ulcer Management Module/Tissue Viability Module
  • Relevant post Graduate Experience
  • Precepership programme and associated competences

Knowledge & Trianing

Essential criteria
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain working relationships with other professionals
  • Ability to supervise others
  • Knowledge of managing patients with Leg Ulcers
Desirable criteria
  • Working knowledge of Oasis IT system
  • Knowledge of stock requisitions and monitoring


Essential criteria
  • Current Doppler and Bandaging competences
  • Work on own inititive
  • Show ability to adapt to change

Communication & Relationship Skills

Essential criteria
  • Work as a team
  • Understand the importance of the Code of Professional Conduct
  • Demonstrate understanding of evidence based practice
  • An understanding of when to ask for assistance
  • Demonstrate when to use clinical judgement
  • Flexible to meet the demands of the serivce
  • Enthusiastic seizing opportunity for personal development
  • Must be able to commute to meet the demand of the service

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate to meet the demands of the role
  • Able to work autonomously as and when required

Interests and motivation to the job

Essential criteria
  • Motivated able to motivate self and others to deliver a quality service
  • Forward thinking to identify opportunities for improvement in service development.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Meakin
Job title
Podiatry & Leg Ulcer Service Manager
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Additional information

Mon/Wed/Fri 8.30 - 17.30

Tue/Thu 8.30 - 15.00