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Specialist Continence Nurse

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. (plus 5% HCAS)
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Specialist Continence Nurse for Bladder and Bowel Speciality in Basildon & Wickford ICT

Basildon & Wickford Locality - SW Essex

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?

We are looking for a dynamic band 6 nurse to join our community service as Clinical Nurse and help us to showcase our expertise and lead on the life changing care we offer to our patients.

Currently the 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 and supported by the clinical lead you will clinically lead the team in delivering best practice across Basildon and Wickford areas.

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.

About us

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Certificates of Sponsorship

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for all job roles. Please check your eligibility under the UKVI points based system.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be required to lead the provision of a clinically effective, cost-efficient service and support the lead nurse to 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 healthcare environment.

As an active part of the team, the post holder is expected to provide direct patient care, acting as an expert practitioner and 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 the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working with people with Specialist Continence needs



  • An awareness NICE guidelines, clinical standards and governance priorities



  • experience and competency in all catheter and bowel procedures

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Craylands clinic

School Road


SS14 3RR

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