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Continence Nurse

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Per Annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Continence Nurse to work within the London Borough of Merton Community Adult Health Service.So, what do you need to join our team?

To be a Registered General Nurse.Experience of undertaking comprehensive health needs assessments and writing care plans.

To work as a member of the community nursing team, under the direction of the clinical lead for adult continence, in conjunction with the clinical nurse manager, providing effective holistic nursing care to patients in community settings.

To Provide a Nurse Specialist Continence Promotion Service under the leadership of the Continence service Lead Merton

Main duties of the job

The community continence nursing service provides nursing care 5 days per week.To promote continence and provide specialist assessment and diagnostic intervention enabling treatment and management packages of care for patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction.To maintain core clinical skills in order to support community nursing with its care delivery.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.To be a car owner and driver.

The person specification for the role fully outlines the knowledge, experience and skills you need to fully undertake this role.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T&C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, treat and review clients with bladder and or bowel dysfunction according to NICE Guidelines relating to bladder and bowel dysfunction
  • To perform investigations including ultrasound bladder scanning, urine testing, uroflowmetry, Digital Rectal Examination and pelvic floor muscle assessment demonstrating and maintaining competence at a specialist level
  • To manage a caseload of clients who require specialist continence nursing care
  • To organise nurse-led clinics to reflect local needs
  • To refer clients on to other specialist clinicians for further investigations and/or treatment as appropriate
  • To work in collaboration with GPs and other clinicians in planning and delivering care
    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • RGN / RN with current registration
  • Evidence of recent and continuing post-registration professional education and training equivalent to post-graduate diploma level
  • Minimum 2 years post basic training


  • Mentor training
  • Has undertaken formal training in staff and team Management



  • Experience of developing/training other colleagues
  • Experience of supervising the practice of junior colleagues
  • Evidence of promoting continence in own practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively with professional and nonprofessional colleague, patients and carers
  • Ability to manage a case load
  • Experience of providing continence promotion care


  • 1 year's community care experience

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to undertake bladder scan
  • Ability to perform uroflowmetry
  • Ability to manage patients with catheters



  • Able to provide evidence of where you have demonstrated the Trust's Values and Behaviours
  • Able to demonstrate excellence in Customer Service
  • Able to meet the required IT skills for the post
  • Ability to work in a team

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