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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Continence

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Continence Service
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
Job ref
Alfreton Primary Care Centre
£32,306 - £39,027 pa, pro rata
Salary period
24/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Nurse to join the DCHS Community Continence Service.

You will be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the field of continence and an ability to provide a high standard of continence care within a variety of settings. 

Our team focus is on bladder and bowel health promotion and therefore it is essential that you have a keen interest and want to make a difference and ensure clinical excellence is achieved.

The successful candidate will also have experience of Community working and will be able to train and educate clients, carers, other health care professionals and the general public in continence promotion and the management of incontinence.

You will need to possess excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with challenging circumstances at times.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialist continence service across a defined geographical area in a variety of settings in order to promote a high level of service and awareness to clients, carers and other health care professionals.

 This is an ideal opportunity to become part of a specialist team which makes a real difference to people’s quality of life.

You will need to possess excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with challenging circumstances at times.

As a clinical employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way.

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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To provide a comprehensive pro-active continence promotion service within a variety of community settings with initial responsibility for the continence assessment and evaluation of care.

 To support clients and carers with treatment options to promote continence and manage incontinence effectively.

 To identify need, order equipment and  provide advice, support and demonstration to the patient/carer on the use of the equipment to ensure a personal duty of care and compliance with health and safety policies.

Person specification

Qualifications / experience

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nursing qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Community Nursing experience

Experience & skills

Essential criteria
  • Urology/ Continence experience
Desirable criteria
  • Computer & IT skills
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Robinson
Job title
Lead Nurse Specialist - Continence
Email address
Telephone number
07964 122015

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Hospital Peter McCarthy Suite
Whitecotes Lane
S40 3HW
07917 464054 / 01332 564856, option 1, option 1