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Continence Specialist Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced nurse to join a friendly, dynamic team to promote good bladder and bowel health in the Trafford locality.

The postholder will be a registered nurse who will manage a caseload of patients with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction, autonomously providing holistic care and treatment to patients.

You will have NMC Level One Registration, and substantial continence promotion/Urology/Gynaecology/Colorectal experience which will provide you with the knowledge and skills to undertake expert assessment of patient's bladder and bowel symptoms in a home or clinic setting. You will create individualise treatment pathways for patients, working with secondary care to provide a streamlined, integrated service to minimise referrals to acute care and to maximise the client's experience. You will work closely with our integrated community nursing services and must be competent in male, female and suprapubic catheterisation.

You will support our Bladder and Bowel Team in delivering an educational curriculum, in bladder and bowel care to all relevant healthcare professionals. You will be an excellent communicator, enthusiastic and well organised and work well under pressure. You must be able to travel around various community locations delivering care. The service operates Monday to Friday from 08.30-16.30 with no bank holiday or weekend work.

Main duties of the job

To promote continence and effective management of bladder and bowel dysfunction by providing an educational/advisory service for adult patients including, the elderly, those with learning difficulties, mental health problems and long-term degenerative conditions professionals, and others caring for patients with continence problems.

The post holder will have responsibility to manage a designated caseload providing Nurse-Led Bladder & Bowel clinics and home visits within Trafford. This includes offering specialist male and female pelvic floor assessments, investigations and skills (including Portable Bladder Scanning, Urethral and Suprapubic Catheterisation) and will work autonomously within a set of defined parameters and be guided by principals, trust policies and national recommended guidelines.

The post holder will provide specialist clinical advice, support, assessment and interpretation of complex information to ensure best practice bladder and bowel care and management is delivered within the Trafford locality.

To work within and across professional and organisational boundaries, liaising with GPs, other professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies to support the delivery of integrated, individualised and expert bladder and bowel care to a high standard to prevent admission to hospital and to facilitate safe early discharge from hospital, supporting a culture of continuous quality improvement.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • RGN Qualification
  • Demonstrates keen interest in Bladder/ Bowel / Continence
  • Demonstrates some knowledge and/ or skills in Bladder/ Bowel/ Continence
  • Relevant experience at Band 5


  • Has experience in Bladder/ Bowel / Continence
  • V150/ V300 NMP Qualification
  • Teaching experience
  • Good Presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford Local Care Organisation - Delamere Health Centre

Delamere Avenue,


M32 0DF

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