Band 5- Continence Nurse, Care of the Elderly

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 a year inc HCA
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
We are looking for a highly motivated band 5 staff nurse who has an interest in continence. The successful candidate should have excellent care values, a strong sense of team spirit and is keen to develop their skills, delivering high quality patient centred care in this exciting area.

The post holder will be working with the lead continence nurse,

Act as a specialist in continence, and a core member of the Harm free care and Care of elderly team.

In conjunction with the continence lead, provide professional and clinical leadership in several aspects of continence issues.

To support the lead continence specialist nurse with management of patient referrals to continence problems.

In conjunction with the continence Nurse Specialist to review current treatments, resources use, monitor the outcomes and cost effectiveness of care provision.

To support the continence nurse specialist with training and education programmes about continence to all levels of staff and disciplines. Focusing on ward-based training, OSCE, Care certificate trainings.

The post holder you will be expected to work 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

Main duties of the job

It would be expected that the post holder will ensure the delivery of high-quality patient centred care, whilst supporting the nursing and clinical teams.

The post holder must demonstrate current personal development, and a passion for continence care delivery.

The successful candidate should be forward thinking and have a passion for nursing and striving for clinical excellence.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust - which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) - is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities if you need help please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be professionally accountable and maintain the standards of the professional practice as set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

They will be responsible for ensuring safe and effective practice, enhancing patient experience, managing, and developing the team, undertaking clinical audit, supporting research on the unit, monitor and improve standards of care in the unit, work alongside the multidisciplinary team and be responsible for efficient and effective use of resources.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the JD/ Person Specification


  • Score 0 - does not meet the person specification 1 - reserved meets some person specification requirements 2 - Meets all person specification requirements

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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