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Community Nurse Paediatric Continence

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024
We have an opportunity for a children's nurse to join the children's Continence team . The team work with children and young people within clinic settings, planning and delivering nurse led community children's continence clinics .The team work and support within special schools and other community settings. The clinician will hold a caseload ensuring effective relationships and collaboration with the wider multidisciplinary team . They will provide advice and support and guidance to children and their families .

There will be opportunities to undertake specific training relevant to the area of work and opportunity for progression within the role working towards a band 6 position with gaining experience and having undertaken key study within this specialist area

Main duties of the job

The applicant must be , dedicated, self-motivated, and able to work well independently but also within a team. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential for the role as the successful candidate will deal with children, young people and families and the wider multidisciplinary team in the community.

The applicant requires an interest to develop skills and experience in Paediatric Continence

The post holder will be based at Whitegate Drive Health Centre in Blackpool and support working in clinic's based in Blackpool area working alongside colleagues from various health professions. They can expect to be well supported via various routes including Trust induction, local team induction programme, clinical supervision, and Team meetings, Appraisal / Personal Development Review / Personal Development Plan etc.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical care and treatments of children andyoung people as part of the Childrens community nursing team.

The children and young peoples needs are paramount and nursing support to the childor young person will be delivered by the team wherever that child or young person is,working in home, and school settings for all children and young people aged 0 19years.

The post holder will be flexible with their hours to provide support before school and inthe evening, including contributing towards a 24/7 palliative care service. They willassist in the implementation and lead of clinical areas, ensuring that areas of practiceare evidence based, effective and meet any quality guidelines eg NICE.

Please ensure you have read through the attached Job Description and Person Specification before applying for the role.

The successful applicant will need to be a car driver to enable them to undertake the essential travel within this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RSCN / Child Branch/ RGN or LD with a minimum of 5 years post registration experience
  • Degree educated
  • Mentorship
  • Teaching & Assessing Qualification
  • Paediatric Life Support training maintained and up to date


  • Master's Degree/work towards
  • Children's Community Nurse Degree



  • Demonstrate clear understanding of the role of team within a community setting
  • Experience of working autonomously, delivering patient care
  • Experience of liaison with different agencies
  • Evidence of management / leadership skills+
  • Evidence of at least one clinical area/interest to lead on


  • Experience of nurse led initiatives /clinics
  • Two years' experience in children's community services at Band 5
  • Experience of teaching and educating children and families



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident in teaching and educating colleagues and wider MDT
  • Computer literate
  • Experienced to develop care plans and bespoke individualised plans
  • Ability to work with colleagues across health, education and social care settings
  • Ability to clinically lead and influence staff


  • Counselling skills



  • Evidence of professional updating
  • Clear understanding of safeguarding procedures
  • Understanding of clinical governance and risk assessment
  • Up to date knowledge regarding national / local guidelines in relation to Children's Services
  • Working knowledge of SEND legislation.


  • Previous experience of audit/data collection
  • Previous research knowledge, be willing to undertake research



  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Able to work within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Flexible attitude to ways and hours of working across 7 day week and 24/7 operation as service needs require
  • Car driver / owner

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whitegate Drive



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