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Bladder and Bowel Nurse Adviser

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Bexhill on Sea
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Bladder and Bowel Team, providing a high quality continence service to the residents of East Sussex.

You will be based in within the Bladder and Bowel Team, providing services across Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford, Hastings & Rother and will be required to work cross site at times.

You will need to be a car driver with access to a car, in order to work at various clinics across the patch, and occasional home visits to patients.

This band 5 post is an excellent opportunity to become skilled upwithin the team, in readiness to apply for a Band 6 post as it becomes available. You will be afforded training opportunities across a wide range of Bladder and Bowel/Continence competencies. You will be encouraged to attend training as available and achieve academic studies as appropriate to the role.

This is a small but dynamic team. We provide a high standard of care across ESHT, for patients aged 19 and over who need our services. Ifyou have a passion for delivering high quality continence care then this is your opportunity to join us.

You will also eventually be expected to develop your teaching skills to support colleagues within the Trust in other teams, to support with continence care across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

To support the Band 6 Bladder and Bowel Specialist nurses in providing a comprehensive continence service across East Sussex.

Develop and maintain a proactive service for patients with Bladder and Bowel dysfunction within Care Homes, and Nursing Homes, and also supporting in community clinics.

Providetraining and education and support to patients, carers and other health professionals within ESHT and the third Sector.

Participate in service development to develop a high quality, cost effective Community Bladder and Bowel Advisory Service.

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.You must be able to travel throughout the locality in a timely manner, carrying equipment/staff with you. You must have access to a car and hold a current driving license. The Trust has partnered with NHS Fleet solutions to provide a cost effective way to lease a brand new car via salary sacrifice.If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Current Registered 1st level Nurse
  • Evidence of Diploma/Degree level study
  • Continence/ bladder and bowel module / study or willingness to undertake
  • Managing Learning through Mentorship module or ENB 997/998


  • Teaching qualification



  • Significant Band 5 experience
  • Independent working and organisation of own workload
  • Experience of teaching in a clinical setting


  • Community experience
  • Experience of inter-agency working
  • Experience of teaching in a group setting

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Hailsham Health Centre or Bexhill Health Centre

Holliers Hill

Bexhill on Sea

TN40 2DZ

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