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Children and Young People's Continence Nurse

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Lancing
Salary
Depending on experience £28,407 - £34,581 pa (pro rata) depending on experience
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Children and Young People's Continence Nurse to join our well-established, national award-winning Children and Young People's Continence team, based in Lancing. The post is for 22.5 hours a week across 3 working days, within our integrated team of Continence Nurse Specialists, Continence Nurses, Nurse Associates and Associate Practitioners.

The post holder will have a key role in delivering children's continence care for the children and young people on the enuresis caseload and will need to have the ability to travel to clinic venuescountywide across West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

If you regard yourself as an exceptional Registered Nurse and have experience caring for children & young people and a passion for improving continence outcomes for children and young people then we would most certainly like to hear from you.

Recognition of service

RCNi Child Health Award Winner 2018

Bladder and Bowel UK Enuresis Care Award 2018

SCFT Our Community Way/Quality Improvement Award 2018

SCFT Trust Annual Awards Research and Innovation 2021

SCFT Trust Annual Awards Research and Innovation 2022

Main duties of the job

Our Children's Continence Nurses are required to deliver a high standard of continence care with knowledge and skills to ensure high quality child centred care.
  • Manage a clinical caseload of children with continence care needs, providing continence clinics face to face and virtual, across a variety of settings, to meet the needs of the service.
  • Undertake assessments and reviews to identify the child/young person's specific continence needs, developing and implementing detailed care plans reflecting interventions and case management as per NICE guidance including medication recommendations
  • Support and educate staff offering relevant clinical knowledge and skills for the delivery of continence care for children within the CYPCT caseload, facilitating access to expert specialist knowledge and skills as needed
  • Ability to communicate with our wider partnership stakeholders and other professionals involved in the child or young persons care working closely with social care and education.
  • Protect, safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people in accordance with Trust policy and national guidance
  • Keep accurate, legible, contemporaneous electronic records of all care interventions, written reports and referrals as required
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of information governance
  • Help develop, implement and review clinical protocols and standard operating procedures which assist in delivering safe care and best nursing practice


About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff


Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Registered Nurse the Children's Continence nurse will work as part of the Children& Young Peoples Continence Team supporting children and young people with enuresis (night wetting), promoting health and wellbeing and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe nursing care to children and families on the caseload.
  • Manage a clinical caseload of children with enuresis (night wetting) providing nurse-led continence clinics in a variety of settings, offering face to face and virtual consultations
  • Undertake initial assessments and review appointments to identify the child/young persons specific continence needs, developing and implementing detailed care plans reflecting interventions and case management as per NICE guidance including medication recommendations
  • Promote and demonstrate best practice, integrating evidence based practice and clinical reasoning into care delivery. Assist with the implementation of national standards and guidance on childrens continence care
  • Organise, plan and prioritise work according to service needs with a responsibility for supporting other team members regarding service delivery.
  • Ensure health records are maintained and compliant with NMC and Trust policy and keep accurate, legible, contemporaneous records of all care interventions, written reports as required, with proficient knowledge of information governance.
  • Provide caseload monitoring and support to team lead, to aid analysis of relevant service data to demonstrate activity of the team and assist with identifying service needs and possible developments.
  • Be responsible for maintaining clinical standards and participate in audits to ensure a high standard of practice is achieved, at both service and Trust wide level
  • Help develop, implement and review clinical protocols and standard operating procedures which assist in delivering safe care and best nursing practice.
  • Work within Trust safeguarding procedures, reporting and acting on any concerns appropriately and undertaking statutory and additional training required for the role.
  • Recognises own professional boundaries and develops awareness of roles and areas of expertise of other health professionals and agencies
  • Responsibility for own professional development attending mandatory and other training as agreed in the PDR process and as required by the Trust
  • Support and educate staff offering relevant clinical knowledge and skills for the delivery of continence care for children within the enuresis caseload, facilitating access to expert specialist knowledge and skills as needed
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Trust Children & Young Peoples Continence Policy and provision of products
  • Report clinical incidents via the correct channels, ensuring learning and implementation of relevant recommendations.
  • To demonstrate an awareness of budgetary restraints with responsible use of resources regarding Trust materials and equipment those pertinent to the team include portable bladder scanners, enuresis alarms and accessories
  • Staff may be required to work anywhere in West Sussex or Brighton & Hove in order to meet the needs of the service


Person Specification

Qualifications /Registration

Essential

  • Registered childrens Nurse
  • Registered Nurse with recent evidence of working within a community specialism


Desirable

  • Module in Child Protection/Safeguarding children
  • ENB998/Mentorship Module or equivalent


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of one years post registration clinical experience at band 5
  • Experience of managing a caseload of children within a community setting and / or on a childrens ward
  • Experience of teaching /health promotion
  • Experience of working in partnership with other with other allied health, social, education and volunteer agencies
  • Experience of working with children and families/carers
  • Experience of working with children and families/carers


Desirable

  • Evidence of relevant post registration professional development
  • Experience of clinical audit


Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel as required meeting the needs of the service on a daily basis
  • A full valid driving licence and access to a car for business purposes


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Proficient clinical assessment and care planning skills
  • Good understanding of children's communication, physical well-being & emotional needs
  • Communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and engage with staff, children and families
  • Ability to make informed decisions and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to help develop set up and implement new working practices and evaluate processes once implemented
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of child and adult safeguarding and take appropriate action to safeguard
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities and boundaries
  • Able to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary interagency team and liaise effectively with a wide range of stake holders
  • Interest in and working knowledge of IT and new technologies


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Unit 3 The Quadrant

60 Marlborough Road

Lancing

BN15 8UW

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