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Bladder and Bowel Nurse

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Hemel Hempstead
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
CLCH Hertfordshire Adult Community Services - CLCH NHS Trust provides a range of Community Services, and the Hertfordshire Division is recruiting!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Band 5 RGNs to come and join CLCH NHS Trust's Adult Bladder and Bowel Specialist Team in Hertfordshire.

One post is full-time (37.5 hours a week and one is part-time (19 hours a week).

Both posts are developmental with an opportunity to progress to Band 6. Prior specialist knowledge in bladder and bowel nursing is not essential but a passion to deliver a compassionate and professional service that brings dignity and care to patients is.

Main duties of the job

The main responsibility of a band 5 Bladder and Bowel Specialist nurse is to work with the team to assess and provide clinical care to patients in clinic or in their own homes (including residential care homes). As this does mean some travel with-in Hertfordshire, candidates will need to be a car driver.

You will be joining a friendly supportive team and a large NHS community Trust where professional guidance is readily available and personal and professional development is fully supported.

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 work within the Adult Bladder & Bowel Care Service Specialist Team assisting with the provision of assessment and clinical care of a high standard to patients, with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction, in clinics, in their own homes and Residential Care Homes
  • To develop within the role towards a band 6 role
  • To deliver bladder and bowel care training to trust staff and within other areas as required.

Please refer to the attached job description for full list ofresponsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current UK NMC registration
  • Willingness to undertake further training as appropriate


  • GCSE grade 9-4 or equivalent in English and Math



  • Experience of working in a health or social care setting . Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of databases
  • . Experience of working as a registered nurse for minimum 1 year


  • . Experience with the NHS patient information database (System One)
  • Previous experience in bladder and bowel dysfunction
  • Previous experience in completing continence assessments
  • Previous experience in bladder scanning
  • Previous experience of assessing, fitting and managing continence aids e.g. sheaths

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of NHS
  • Demonstrate an acceptable level of numeracy and literacy.
  • An awareness of risk management.
  • Knowledge of multi-agency services available and processes for referral
  • Knowledge of the effects of the ageing process and the needs of vulnerable adults in relation to their health and well-being
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build effective relationships
  • Self-management skills-managing time and workload
  • Ability to work in a team and to supervise, support and educate others
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and record data in a clear, and succinct manner . Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • To be able to promote the work of the team across the trust
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Effective interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise effectively and manage competing demands, with minimal supervision
  • Adaptable, flexible and proactive
  • Willingness to undertake training as appropriate to the post
  • Car driver



  • . Able to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce and to deliver a quality service to people from different backgrounds,
  • 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
  • Flexible about work location -The post holder will be required to travel to other CLCH sites in Hertfordshire (car driver essential) Appropriate level of physical fitness to perform the job (as outlined in the job description) with or without adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Hemel One (HQ)

Hemel Hempstead


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