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Children's Continence Nurse Specialist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year Including HCAS
Closing date
24 May 2024

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To deliver evidence based nursing assessments within a clinic setting that identify and provide plans for effective management of childhood continence issues with a specific focus on enuresis. Acting as a resource and offering day to day clinical support for non-registered colleagues supplying and monitoring equipment or support needed. To contribute to the training of the wider children's workforce to enable them to promote best practice and continuity of care in their areas for children with bowel and bladder issues.

Main duties of the job

To undertake evidence based continence assessments within a clinic setting and agree management plans following NICE guidance and/or local

pathways. Supporting children and young people alongside their families/carers to plan how they might implement treatment options to achieve

healthy bowels and bladders. With a specific focus on enuresis.

To work independently, but with support from the wider team, to manage a caseload of children and young people with enuresis, daytime wetting

and constipation.

To act as a resource and deliver training in best practice to manage constipation, bedwetting and toilet training for SCYPS, primary health care,

education and social care colleagues.

To be supportive to children, young people and their families/carers in providing sensitive advice, treatment plans and reviews.

To prioritise work load making decisions regarding urgency for existing caseload and new referrals with the support of the wider team.

Plans, organises and prioritises the workload to meet the needs of an identified caseload.

If you have a non-medical prescribing qualification, you will be expected to practice as a prescriber as part of this role

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification.

You should provide evidence in your application of the essential qualities required and why you would be an asset to our service. We put all of our patients at the heart of all we do.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications training


  • RSCN/ RN Child Branch
  • Current NMC registration
  • Post registration nursing course or experience in relevant field.
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Educated to Degree level in nursing or other relevant field.
  • Evidence of post registration education and training in continence to demonstrate competence in the role.


  • Masters degree



  • Significant experience at Band 6 working with children & young people with community experience
  • Experience of working with Children and Young people with continence issues.
  • An awareness of current National and local developments within paediatric nursing.
  • High level of knowledge of NMC Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence based care in the management of bowel and bladder issues.
  • Sound knowledge of current health strategies in the management of a continence service in the community.
  • Experience of delivering patient education in treatment and management of constipation and enuresis.
  • Sound knowledge of current safeguarding policy and procedures.


  • Experience of managing staff and resources
  • Experience of providing supervision in an advisory role
  • Experience working collaboratively with schools and other professionals in the community.

Knowledge and skills


  • The ability to effectively prioritise own workload.
  • Clear and effective communication skills both in the written and verbal.
  • Ability to establish effective communication with children, young people and families in an empathetic manner.
  • Innovative, able to problem solve and make autonomous decisions.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the importance of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to demonstrate Trust values.
  • Able to use methodical and structured recording of client information, nursing actions.
  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues.
  • Working Knowledge of Clinical Governance.
  • Knowledge of national standards and policy that inform best practice e.g. NICE. High standard of clinical expertise


  • Ability to work closely with team members and external parties to review patient care and make recommendations for improved for improved service delivery.



  • Ability to deal with complex and difficult emotional situations
  • Ability to work weekday evenings and weekends

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


West Ham Lane Health Centre


E15 4PT

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