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Children's Continence Nurse Advisor

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Year
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Are you keen to be part of a team of professionals who are motivated to provide the highest quality care?This could be the exciting opportunity you have been waiting for!

We have a Band 6 position available to work within the Bedfordshire Children's Community Integrated Continence Service including responsibilities for the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision within the service.

You would be supporting children, young people (CYP) and their families with toileting and product provision across Bedfordshire. You would be working alongside dynamic team members within the continence and wider community nursing teams. If you share our passion for community support, enabling child and young people to reach their full potential and have experience of working with and supporting SEND we want to hear from you.

Experience of community working would be an advantage as well as experience, knowledge and understanding of working alongside other agencies and professionals including education, health and social care and the voluntary sector.

Main duties of the job

A new exciting opportunity has arisen to join a well established community continence nursing team. You will be well supported by the Continence Specialist Nurses within the team to deliver community care.
  • To be responsible for assessing the needs of individuals in the community and school settings who are experiencing bladder and or bowel dysfunction.
  • To provide individualised support to children, young people, and their families with/without SEND to promote continence and guide toileting.
  • To plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care and provide individualised advice to patients, families carers and healthcare professionals supporting toileting.
  • To plan, implement and evaluate training programmes for staff, inclusive of education, social services, and health to promote continence.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide individualised evidence based clinical assessment, review, and advice (in keeping with NICE guidance and local guidelines), offering treatment options and aged appropriate care to optimise continence for children and young people with/without Special Educational Needs and Disability.

To undertake holistic assessment in relation to continence, including requesting information such as bladder and bowel diaries from families and carers.

Support toileting workshops, devise and supply individualised toileting advice and care plans.

To give clinical advice and support to parents, carers, and education staff to help them understand childhood continence conditions to support their child/young person with advised treatments (such as managing disimpaction regimens and referring back to the prescriber if needed)

Be responsible for ensuring timely continence assessment and completion of reports / information requests to support Child in Need / Child Protection meetings and Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) procedures.

To facilitate / participate in the programme of education to support with the promotion of early identification, treatment, and management of childhood continence issues.

To give clinical advice and support to parents, carers and education staff to help them understand childhood continence conditions to support their child/young person.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Qualification - Nursing Degree
  • Current professional registration with NMC
  • Teaching / Practice Supervisor or Practice Assessor experience


  • Specialist Community Qualification
  • Member of relevant professional continence forums
  • Completion of children's specialist continence training courses
  • Completion of SEND specific training
  • Clinical assessment and examination skills



  • Experience of managing a caseload with demonstrable evidence of supporting children and young people with SEND needs
  • Knowledge of children's continence issues
  • Demonstrable experience of working with children and young people with EHCP needs, participating and completing documentation / supporting professional meetings
  • Experience of working autonomously in clinical practice
  • Evidence of planning and delivering training to a wide range of professionals to help understanding and support of managing a health condition


  • Experience of working across services and managing workload effectively
  • Experience of participating in audit
  • Experience of complaints management and reporting of incidents and issues within service delivery



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to provide Specialist clinical advice and guidance both within and across agencies.
  • Literate in IT and Computer Skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work as a team and as an autonomous practitioner


  • Understands budgetary constraints and working within guidelines and protocols



  • Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Demonstrates understanding of safeguarding issues, safeguarding agenda, and responsibilities in safeguarding practices
  • Demonstrates how they have promoted best practice in relation to safeguarding, has an up to date awareness of the safeguarding agenda

Working within Professional Boundaries


  • Demonstrates awareness of accountability and autonomous practice and professional curiosity
  • Recognises limits of their own role and scope of practice

Emotional Awareness


  • Demonstrates empathy and concern for others, showing respect for feelings
  • Manages strong emotions and has a mechanism for dealing with stressful encounters

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Woburn Court

2 Railton Rd, Kemston


MK42 7PN

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