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Continence Specialist Nurse

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

Continence Specialist Nurse

Band 6 - 24 hours per week

The post holder will provide skilled nursing assessments, treatment and advice to adult patients in a variety of community settings using specialist continence clinical skills. They will undertake a leading role in the assessment, diagnosis and formulation of treatment plans as well as advising and treating patients, carers, families and staff of other disciplines to ensure treatment plans may be delivered. The post holder will also provide leadership within the inter-disciplinary team, providing specialist advice to other nurse specialities, and AHP's. The post holder will work collaboratively as part of an integrated team to provide a high standard of care to all that access the service, actively participate in in house training and assist in service development projects.

Main duties of the job

  • Manage a clinical caseload for patients with continence concerns.
  • Provide continence advice to patients,
  • Maintain records as an autonomous practitioner
  • Provide a quality prevention and treatment service to patients, carers and those who work with clients with continence problems via clinical practice, teaching, research and development.
  • Ensure professional and legal standards are maintained.
  • Liaise with other members of the MDT to ensure that the service contributes to timely and appropriate patient assessment, treatment and discharge.
  • Contribute to the Trust targets for timely treatment
  • Planning and delivery of continence related education and training.
  • Active role in service development projects

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include; flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Plan, organise and prioritise own patient caseloadCase manage patients and have the ability to recognise the need to refer to other disciplinesand agencies where appropriate.Ensure that patients access prompt and appropriate assessment and treatment.Promote integrated working across the services.Ensure that patient documentation is in line with Trust and professional standards.To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own workincluding the management of a caseload.Adhere to national, local and professional guidelines andstandards of care relating to professional practice.Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies.Provide clinical leadership and support of staff in complex and contentious clinical situations.Attend MDT meetings in order to optimise patient treatment options.Actively participate in team in service training.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse on NMC register
  • Experience in the speciality of continence care


  • Evidence of degree level qualification in health/ nursing related studies or evidence of continuing academic progression/ study in combination with equivalent experience
  • Management of leadership experience with appropriate CPD



  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Demonstrate an ability to perform continence assessments and devise appropriate treatment plans


  • Experience in delivering education packages



  • Ability to manage own caseload and prioritise work
  • Ability to communicate with patients, carers and other professionals.
  • Ability to assess and plan treatment using a problem solving approach
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to supervise and teach more junior members of the team
  • Ability to communicate with people who have barriers to understanding
  • IT skills
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Ability to demonstrate a contribution to personal and team CPD and a commitment to evidenced based practice
  • Knowledge of current and relevant NSF and NICE guidelines
  • Car owner driver


  • Experience in supervision and appraisal of more junior staff.

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