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Clinical Lead Bladder and Bowel

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in a change or promotion? Do you have a passion and expertise in bladder and bowel care? Would you like to be a key decision maker in delivering our service and planning for the future?

The Bladder and Bowel service previously known as the 'continence' service are a specialist team who provide treatment to patients experiencing bladder and bowel problems. We are looking for a dynamic nurse to join our service as Clinical Nurse Lead and help us to showcase our expertise and lead on the life changing care we offer to our patients. Up to full time hours are available and applications for part time hours & flexible working are welcomed.

As well as running specialist nurse led clinics and, we also provide specialist training for our team members in B& B and more widely across the trust.

Based predominantly in Brighton and supporting our teams across the city and the High Weald, Lewes and Havens area of East Sussex, our service operates Monday to Friday and this post has no requirement for working unsociable hours, weekends or bank holidays. You will be able to use your clinical and leadership skills to make a substantial contribution to our teams and patients.

Main duties of the job

Use advanced skills and expert knowledge to assess the physical and psycho-social needs of a defined client group, instigating therapeutic care plans and treatments based on the best available evidence in order to improve health outcomes.

Communicate highly complex information about patient's conditions to multi-disciplinary team colleagues to ensure effective delivery of patient treatments.

Negotiate and agree with the patient, carers and other professionals individual roles and responsibilities with actions to be taken and outcomes to be achieved, referring onto other services or professionals as appropriate. This will include participating in meetings/case conferences in response to the needs of the individual.

Use advanced skills and expert knowledge to clinically lead the team in delivering best practice across Brighton and Hove and HWLH areas of the Bladder and Bowel Service

Use of clinical tools to support clinical assessments and treatments such as Bladder ultrasound scanners.

Provide expert clinical care and health promotion interventions.

Use advanced skills and expert knowledge to identify subtle changes in condition, provide direction to the team and take all appropriate actions necessary to minimise the need for hospital admission.

Ensures effective liaison and communication with other professional groups and outside agencies, acts as an information source and works in partnership in the interest of individuals.

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

The post holder will be required to lead the provision of a clinically effective, cost efficient service and clinically lead a team of nurses. They will be responsible for the development and delivery of a consistently high quality service, promoting the team as a positive place for staff experience and development.The post holder will demonstrate at all times a comprehensive knowledgebase and promote excellence in nursing practice in a dynamic healthcareenvironment. As an active part of the team, the post holder is expected toprovide direct patient care when necessary, acting as an expert practitionerand a role model to the whole team. It is essential that they can use initiative and work without direct supervision. They will co-ordinate services to promote optimum health, self-management and effective liaison between agencies.

Please see JD and PS attached for more information.

Person Specification



  • RGN first level nurse
  • Post graduate level degree or equivalent
  • Advanced Physical Assessment course Masters Module
  • Non Medical Prescriber or willing to work towards


  • Masters qualification
  • Mentoring Course or equivalent
  • Community Nursing Qualification



  • Extensive clinical experience five years
  • Case management experience
  • Evidence of up-to-date based knowledge and skills, particularly in Long term Condition issues
  • Evidence of ability to maintain and monitor high standards of care
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Eighteen months post graduate experience

Skills & Knowledge


  • Advanced physical assessment
  • Independent or supplementary prescribing medication review and administration
  • Evidence of ability to direct and co-ordinate programmes of care working autonomously and collaboratively
  • Able to analyse complex situations and problem solve as necessary.
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of team dynamics/ leadership role
  • Evidence of ability to work with a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of working between acute and Primary Care settings
  • Evidence of working in partnership and collaboration with other professionals
  • Evidence of embracing and implementing change to provide high quality health outcomes
  • Evidence of the ability to champion patient issues
  • Evidence of the ability to work in a changing, stressful situation.
  • Ability to appropriately challenge a variety of professionals about an individuals care
  • Clinical Leadership Experience
  • Ability to resolve or diffuse conflict
  • Evidence of ability to identify training needs of self and team to provide relevant and appropriate experience to all learners
  • Evidence of one to one mentoring skills
  • Evidence of teaching patients and carers
  • Evidence of advanced communication skills, able to understand blocks to communication and ways of developing strategies to overcome these.
  • Assertive and able to negotiate in complex situations.
  • IT literate or willing to achieve within an agreed period.
  • Ability to work in flexible way and respond positively to change.
  • Ability to work autonomously and make own decision
  • Ability to travel between sites, car owner/driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of self and able to identify personal limitation and shows openness to address them


  • Evidence of effective team leadership and organisational skills

Other Requirements


  • Car Driver with access to vehicle for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Hove Polyclinic

Neville Avenue



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