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Continence Staff Nurse

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Stockport, Manchester
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you'll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four 'specialist' hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a 'specialist' hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values 'Quality and Safety, Communication, Service'are at the heart of everything we do and come from our 'Your Health. Our Priority' promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborating closely with other healthcare professionals to develop needs-based care plans for patients with bladder and bowel dysfunction through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Having access to a car for work, they are able to deliver care across a range of community settings.

The Continence Staff Nurse provides excellent, skilled, effective, person-centred and evidence-based nursing care to improve and maintain continence.

They are actively involved in promoting self-care and promoting independence. They are visible and accessible to patients, families and carers, working together to ensure efficient, effective and caring services.

Supporting the Continence Service they contribute to achieving all performance indicators, essential standards and quality outcomes.

The successful applicant will contribute to the education and development of the workforce and students, including staff appraisals and supporting personal development plans.

They give advice on safely administering medication, following Trust policies and practice guidelines.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Stockport Continence Service offers a supportive induction programme for staff new to continence or the community.

The post holder should have good organisational and assessment skills be flexible, working well within a busy service.

This post requires good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable and approachable. In addition you will need to be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge on relevant nursing issues with knowledge of Stockport Together and the integration of services in Stockport. The post holder will need to lone work, and be a car driver and have a car available for work.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS at a cost of �41.90. This will be deducted from your first Trust salary.

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • NMC registration
  • Relevant continence or community experience


  • Evidence of further study



  • Awareness of national guidelines
  • Computer literacy


  • Demonstrate innovative practice
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Community or continence experience
  • Assessment and management plans


  • Delivering educational packages
  • Experience of audit involvement

Skills and abilities


  • Effective time management
  • Resource management
  • Problem solving
  • Patient dignity and respect
  • Effective communication

Work related


  • Car owner/driver with valid UK license
  • Flexible and adaptable

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Various community locations, base is Kingsgate House

Wellington Road North

Stockport, Manchester


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