Staff Nurse - Specialist Bladder and Bowel

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a band 5 nurse looking to specialise? Are you looking to join a small friendly team?

The Specialist Adult Bladder & Bowel Care Service for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has an opportunity for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join the team. The successful applicant will be:

o motivatedo able to demonstrate a keen interest in bladder and bowel careo have excellent communication skillso organised and able to work on your own initiative.o work within a service that covers East and North Hertfordshireo liaise and work with other health professionals and agencieso willing to participate in training and education for patients, carers and staffo IT literateo hold a full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

You will gain experience in promoting continence and treating and managing incontinence and will be involved in carrying out assessment of bladder and bowel function for a wide range of patients in their own homes, care homes and within clinic settings in our nurse-led clinics across East and North Hertfordshire.

Interview date 10th April 2023

Main duties of the job

You will be joining a team of nurses who work within the Adult Bladder and Bowel Care Service . We offer a supportive and friendly working environment and there are opportunities to develop your clinical skills within this specialty whilst under the guidance of a well-established team and with the support of the Training and Development Department.You will be required to work 5 x 7.5 hour shifts between the hours of 08.30-16.30 weekdays only.

In return we will offer you:

o a comprehensive induction to enable you to support the specialist nurses within the teamo support in developing your careero 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)o One of the UK's best pension schemeso Special Leave for family and personal reasonso NHS Car Lease Schemeo Eye Care Voucherso Employee Assistance Programmeo NHS Discounts

We look forward to hearing from you!

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff.

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision- Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities.Our Staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the trust vision.

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds.

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date , so please make your application as soon as possible- APPLY NOW.

You've made a great decision to apply to join HCT- We're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as a member of the nursing team to support and care for patients with a variety of bladder and bowel issues. To provide and deliver a package of high quality evidence based nursing care to patients with complex bladder and bowel needs through assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating individualised programmes of care and to provide advice, guidance and information to health and social care professional.

Please see attached job description for further details

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse Level 1

Experience and Knowledge


  • Caseload management
  • Knowledge of recent developments in the NHS
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of professional conduct.


  • Experience of working within a community setting

Skills and Abilities


  • Good written and verbal communication, organisational & time management skills
  • IT skills e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Keyboard skills, SystmOne electronic patient records
  • Ability to share information through teaching individuals & groups, formally & informally

Personal qualities


  • Calm & professional manner
  • Able to demonstrate compassion
  • Team player

Other requirements


  • Willingness to uphold the Trust's values
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK

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