Catheter Nurse

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join the community catheter care team in Warrington as a specialist Band 5 catheter nurse.

The post holder will work in the catheter care team to deliver care along agreed clinical pathways both supporting early discharges and preventing hospital admission.

The role will include providing specialised, highly skilled care to patients requiring all aspects of urinary catheterisation care.

They also work with the team leaders delivering support, advice and training to community nurses, in secondary care and to GPs.

The core services hours are 8am-7pm, 7 days per week.

Main duties of the job

  • Management of difficult indwelling urinary/supra-pubic & intermittent catheters within the community
  • Rapid response element to role involves a 2-hour response
  • Teaching of intermittent catheters to patients in clinic and within own home
  • Management of (TWOC) service Trial without catheter of Service
  • Liaising with urology department on a regular basis
  • Use of Entonox gas for difficult catheters
  • Clinic & community work involved
  • To support the training /skills and competencies of other community nurses with difficult catheterisations.

About us

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver our NHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health and promote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they were created in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was important to them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P- Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs and promote independence in the healthcare we provide..

E- Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.

O- Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationships based on trust, openness, honesty and respect.

P- Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the right skills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.

L- Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities and show great pride in being a local provider of health and care.

E- Efficient -We use our resources wisely to provide sustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients.

Unfortunately, we do not hold a sponsor licence for working Visas.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a comprehensive nursing service to patients within the community with complex urinary catheter issues. May be required to work independently in the absence of senior nurse accessing support from another team leader when appropriate.
  • Undertakes the assessment, planning and evaluation of patients catheter care needs
  • Undertake Holistic TWOC assessments (Trial without catheter)

o Teaching ISC (intermittent self-catheterisation) to patients

o Undertake bladder scanning

o Managing a caseload of patients requiring intermittent self-catheterisation

o Phlebotomy
  • Liaise with urologists, urology specialist nurses

Person Specification



  • First level Nurse registered with the NMC
  • Current licence to practice (or willingness to undertake return to practice)


  • Diploma or equivalent (120 credits at level 2)



  • Experience of Male & Supra pubic catheterisation
  • Experience of Venepuncture
  • Experience of ANTT (Aseptic non-touch technique)


  • Community experience
  • Palliative care experience
  • Bladder scan assessment

Skills & Attributes


  • Range of extended clinical skills
  • & demonstrate clinical knowledge, within the community setting.
  • Able to communicate unpleasant/sensitive information to patients, relatives, and carers.
  • Able to assess, plan, implement
  • & evaluate packages of care.
  • Able to demonstrate organisational and management skills
  • Able to develop effective interpersonal skills/relationships across the health & social care setting.
  • Proven teaching & assessing skills
  • Ability to teach
  • Verbal & written skills
  • Good time management


  • Community experience desirable

Job Specific Requirements


  • Committed to developing the service.
  • The ability to travel independently across the Trust.
  • The ability to work flexibly in accordance with service needs.
  • Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship
  • (share-codes will be checked if applicable)

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