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Specialist Nurse (Tissue Viability)

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse at Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust based at North Devon District Hospital. The Tissue Viability (Northern Services) team are responsible for delivering services across North Devon including acute, community, community hospital, primary care, nursing and residential homes.  We are a specialist advisory service offering assessment and advice relating to complex wound management, pressure ulcer prevention and management.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

This is an exciting time to join the Tissue Viability team as we embark on a period of growth and development, moving towards working closer with the Tissue Viability (Eastern Services) team. This will increase opportunities to learn and develop by benefitting from the shared knowledge and experience across both sites. Our transformation plan over the next 12 months will include further integration with our colleagues in Eastern services.

We require a Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse with a passion for putting patients at the heart of their care to empower them to work with us in their patient journey. The successful applicant must have experience and a strong interest in managing complex wounds and pressure ulcer prevention. You must be keen to learn and develop your assessment and treatment skills and knowledge. We are looking for applicants with excellent communication skills which are vital to building good relationships with the patients and staff that we support. We are a service that counts compassion towards both our patients and colleagues as a key priority. Being a team player who can work as part of a multidisciplinary team is also essential to the role as we often operate autonomously in the acute, community and clinic setting. A key element to the role is the provision of education and training staff at all levels and so an interest in teaching is essential to this position. The post holder will support the team with the review of pressure ulcer reporting and the development of Trust-wide action planning to work to support clinical areas to deliver safe and effective care.

Working Pattern: 22.5 hours per week

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact:  Olivia Domoney, Lead Tissue Viability Nurse on 01271 349160 or

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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