Continence Advisor - #59724

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: West Bromwich
Salary: £35,392 - £42,618 per year
Contract type: Full time
Sandwell Community continence service is looking to recruit a band 6 nurse with a passion for continence nursing.

This is a full time position, you will need to be flexible and work well within a team as well as manage your own caseload. The post is suitable for experienced band 5 or 6 nurses with some experience of working within the field of continence.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our forward thinking service; you will be conducting holistic continence assessments either in clinics, domiciliary settings or residential homes, assessing and supporting patients and their carers to optimise their quality of life living with a bladder and /or bowel condition. You will be able to develop and extend your teaching skills and knowledge within a variety of different settings in subjects relevant to continence.

Car owner/driver essential.

Promoting continence and managing incontinence, acting as specialist resource for the Trust, specialising in supporting and educating patients, carers and staff.

Providing specialist holistic assessments in the home, clinic, Nursing and Residential home environment, including implementation of therapies, providing health promotional advice and supporting individuals, carers and other health care professionals on the use of specialist equipment.

Joint working with other healthcare professionals, attending MDT's and facilitation of District Nurse link meeting and patient support group meetings

Management and facilitation of the continence home delivery service.

Undertaking research and audits and involvement in policy and guideline development.

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated care organisation with a budget of approximately £600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises. As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding. The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
Our People – to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff

Our Patients – to be good or outstanding in everything we do

Our Population – to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details on what this role entails.

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