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Specialist Nurse - Urology & Continence Service

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Full Time = 37.5 Hours Per Week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Urology/Continence Nurse Specialist (Band 6) to join a well established community Continence and Urology team within the Barnsley area.

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic nurse with substantial continence or urology experience who has the ability to work autonomously and prioritise/organise workload ensuring effective management skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal are essential along with the ability to utilise electronic IT systems as part of your daily work.

You will need to be a car owner and driver with the ability to undertake travel in connection with the duties of this post.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly as needed.

For more information contact:

Michelle Wright (Continence and Urology Team Leader) on 01226 644575 or by email at

Main duties of the job

You will:

Have experience of managing patients with continence and urology conditions

Ensure high standards of care are delivered & maintained. This role requires resilience & the ability to problem solve quickly and effectively

Support quality clinical leadership

Provide clinical supervision facilitating a culture of learning/reflective practice

Have a key role in training, education, and staff development

We are looking for someone who:

Is dynamic, passionate & committed with a determination to succeed

Has experience of caseload management & multi-disciplinary working

Has excellent communication skills and resilience

Is able to influence/motivate others including promoting change management

Is committed to working flexibly, autonomously & responsibly with a can-do approach

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities


  • The post-holder will support the Team Leader in the delivery of the Continence and Urology Service in community.
  • To manage a defined clinical caseload, providing specialist support, education, and complex case management to people with continence and urological conditions and their families and carers.
  • Work as part of a wider Neighbourhood Multi-disciplinary team of nursing, therapy, mental health, social care, and primary care staff.
  • Liaise with primary and secondary care colleagues, providing education and support, thus developing and maintaining high quality evidence-based continence and urology care across Barnsley

  • Work autonomously assessing and managing own clinical caseload for all clients/patients within a designated neighbourhood (both clinic and home visits). Supporting patients with a range of continence and urological conditions.
  • Use and apply specialised skills underpinned by advanced theoretical knowledge of professional practice in order to maintain professional competence and fitness to practice as a Continence and Urology Nurse Specialist
  • To work as an specialist practitioner within the Continence and Urology Service demonstrating evidence-based knowledge, investigative and analytical skills and specialised assessment techniques to triage, assess and manage a range of complex presentations, taking into account physical, psychological and social care needs.
  • Formulate and implement treatment plans based on current evidence and specialist clinical reasoning demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of treatments including the integration of the principles of self-management, enabling individuals to function independently by increasing their choice to remain in their own home/community, thereby reducing inappropriate hospital admissions.
  • Utilise specialist clinical skills and draw upon evidence based practice as a source for giving and improving care when assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care for individual clients.
  • Enable people to receive an early and accurate diagnosis and receive the relevant information and support to manage their continence and/or urological condition.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings, contributing to decisions with regards to patient care.
  • Work alongside Primary Care GPs and Practice Nurses and in managing patients within the respective Primary Care Network.
  • Work in collaboration with the continence and urology and medical teams within secondary care to help facilitate the early supported discharge of patients following hospital treatment, to support the provision of seamless care.
  • Manage referrals to the service from medical, nursing staff and other sources and ensure patients are seen within the required timescales based upon clinical need. This will include patients requiring assessment and support, those at risk of hospital admission and End of Life patients.
  • Play an active role to initiate, plan and implement induction, training and education of junior team members, the broader community nursing teams and students.
  • Ensure appropriate supervision and caseload support of junior members of the team
  • Understand the requirements and implications for service delivery of National Standards eg NICE guidelines, National Service Frameworks where applicable
  • Lead on the development and delivery of specialised education programmes to own and other professionals to enable best practice in the care and treatment of individuals with continence and/or urology conditions
  • Adhere to and as appropriate contribute to the development and review of policies, procedures and standards relating to the service using an evidence based approach.
  • Work within and as appropriate contribute to the clinical governance framework to maintain consistently high standards of care, working from an evidence base or current best practice.
  • Participate in developing evidence based policies and clinical guidelines related to continence and urology with collaboration of the clinical lead.
  • Ensure complete, accurate and up to date records are maintained in accordance with NMC guidelines and trust policy. Record all client contacts and activities, and input data into appropriate IT system in a timely manner in accordance with PCT protocols.
  • Adhere to the NMC scope of professional practice and trust policies and procedures ensuring professional competency and development by updating skills and knowledge attending all mandatory training.

Communication with others:

Communicate effectively, empathically and in a cultural sensitive manner with patients, representatives, carers and their families, interpreters will be used effectively where the need is identified.

Communicate effectively with all members of the Continence and Urology Service providing information as necessary to provide a cohesive and effective service.

Communicate effectively with SWYPFT GP practices and health professionals in other areas.

Develop and maintain effective appropriate lines of communication with all health care staff working in partnership with other members of the primary health care team and with statutory and voluntary agencies and dealing with members of the general public. Ensuring a team approach to patient care providing explanations of any relevant cultural issues as required.

Trust Values:

The Trust is committed to ensuring the highest standards of care and treatment and expects that all staff treat people e.g, service users, their carers, relatives, friends, colleagues, visitors etc, with dignity and respectat all time. The post holder must all time act in accordance with the Trusts Values:

Honest, open, transparent


Person first and in the centre

Improve and be outstanding

Relevant today, ready for tomorrow

Families and carers matter


Report any concerns regarding the safety or wellbeing of children, adults service users, members of their families etc, in accordance with Trust Policy.

Prevent and respond appropriately to abuse and understand own role in this by undertaking Safeguarding training.

For full details of the role please see the supporting documents attached.

Person Specification



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and prioritise and organise workload ensuring effective management skills.
  • Sound understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services, including experience of quality issues and audit. Ability to apply principles to workplace.
  • Ability to effectively network and form professional relationships with other healthcare/multi-agency professionals.


  • Knowledge of SystmOne
  • Pelvic floor assessments for male and female
  • Complex catheterisations male, female and supapubic



  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).
  • Ability to travel across the Trust as appropriate to the role



  • 1st level registration RGN


  • Teaching qualification
  • Degree relevant to health care



  • Substantial Continence and/ or Urology experience
  • Teaching/mentoring



  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the service.
  • Reliable, motivated, and enthusiastic
  • Ability to communicate on all levels.
  • Able to be mobile on a daily basis to meet the requirements of the post.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
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