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Continence Advisor

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a.
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Registered Adult Nurse to join our team at the Dorset Bladder & Bowel Continence Service to cover Maternity leave.

The successful person needs to have an interest and enthusiasm for continence and ideally have continence advisor experience & appropriate training, You will be providing specialist assessment, treatment & management for patients with complex bladder & or bowel dysfunction.

In return for your enthusiasm and commitment, we can provide an opportunity for you to develop your clinical skills in continence and experience in a supportive team, with regular supervision and appraisals.

You will be required to have achieved a certain competency level within this speciality. Opportunities for further training may also be available through the Trusts Training Department.

Dorset is renowned for its quality of living, picturesque countryside, and its famous Jurassic Coastline. You could improve your quality of life by combining these benefits with working for a transformational organization.

This is a fixed term role and for those with current NHS service, the role will be offered on a secondment basis only. Please obtain permission to be released on a secondment before submitting an application.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist assessment, treatment and management for patients with complex bladder and or bowel dysfunction. To develop and deliver specialist training and advice to health care professionals in the promotion of continence and management of incontinence particularly within primary healthcare/community settings. To provide advice to the general public on continence issues.

To support the Continence Advisory Service Team Lead in developing and managing all aspects of the service to ensure high quality delivery, patient satisfaction and continual improvements in patient reported outcomes.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

knowledge skills & training


  • RGN level 1
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Teaching & presentation skills


  • Educated to post graduate degree level or working towards
  • Further clinical qualification in continence care
  • Ability to critically analyse research and evidence based literature

Job specific experience


  • Minimum 3 years post registration experience
  • Knowledge of evidence and research based continence care
  • Community Nursing experience


  • Application of clinical theory into practice

Managerial/supervisory experience


  • Experience in supporting junior staff

Finance & Resources


  • Awareness of budgetary restraints

Information Technology


  • Basic IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training


  • Working knowledge of SystmOne

personal qualities/attributes


  • Proof of commitment to providing good nursing care
  • ability to work as part of a team

Business travel


  • Subject to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business

Additional requirements


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust



Herrison Road



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