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Senior Community Bladder and Bowel Advisor

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
East Sussex
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Join a small, passionate, and supportive team to provide a comprehensive Community Bladder and Bowel Advisory Service to patients within ESHT.

We are a proactive service that are keen to develop individuals' skills and knowledge in order to improve patient outcomes in care homes, nursing homes and community clinics. This requires a degree of autonomous working.

Main duties of the job

In order to help patients and their carers manage bladder and bowel conditions, the role requires you to provide training, education and support to patients, carers and other health professionals within ESHT and other community settings.

The role would require the post-holder to participate in service development to ensure we maintain a high-quality, cost-effective service.

This post is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills in bladder and bowel care.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Current Registered 1st level Nurse
  • Continence/ bladder and bowel module / study
  • Managing Learning through Mentorship module, Supporting Learners in Practice module or ENB 997/998
  • Evidence of Diploma/Degree level study
  • Evidence of meeting continuing professional development requirements
  • Evidence of post-registration training in relevant speciality


  • Degree or diploma in Professional Practice
  • Teaching qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing



  • Substantial post registration experience at Band 5 / 6
  • Experience of working autonomously and managing a caseload
  • Experience of teaching and presentation skills


  • Community experience
  • Experience of developing clinical guidelines and policies
  • Competent in presentations

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities


  • Understanding of current issues, policies and frameworks relating to Nursing and Bladder and Bowel Care
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of community developments and key policies influencing nursing practice
  • Knowledge of bladder and bowel dysfunction and continence promotion
  • Evidence of developing innovative practice
  • Knowledge of audit and research


  • Leadership programme
  • Working knowledge of data bases

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Base to be agreed

East Sussex

TN40 2DZ

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