Children's Continence Nurse
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can demonstrate creativity and innovation in their practice to ensure quality individualised care to our local children and young people. This role will deliver nursing support for the promotion of continence and management of incontinence within the defined paediatric age group.
This role will be based in the community setting (base to be confirmed in conjunction with the post holder) as part of an integrated team with a child / young person and family focus. The post holder will work with a small team of Continence Nurses to develop the service to meet local need. This role will be further supported by the Clinical Lead and Childrens Matron.
Main duties of the job
- The Paediatric continence nurse will work as part of the integrated team using a person-centred approach which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care within the defined paediatric age group
- To assist in the training of less experienced registered staff, non-registered staff and student nurses ensuring compliance to NMC standards to support learning and assessment in practice
- To work with the Specialist Continence Nurse and Team Leader to develop evidence- based practice by utilising research and auditing clinical effectiveness for the children with bladder and / or bowel dysfunction in the community
- To identify health education needs, develop and facilitate health promotion activities for individual children and their families/carers which minimise ill health and help attain optimum health potential
Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.
- The post holder will be expected to participate as part of an integrated team using a person-centred approach which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care delivered.
- To provide quality care to children in partnership with families and carers as commissioned and described within the service specification.
- Assess the bladder and bowel needs of children and young people within the individual care environment and from this to allocate the most suitable care pathway and treatment options available. To develop, implement and evaluate programmes / plans of care in partnership with the child / young person, families and carers whilst working in close co-operation with other disciplines.
- Refer children and young people to other specialists and agencies as appropriate.
- To assist in the training of less experienced registered staff, non-registered staff and student nurses ensuring compliance to NMC standards to support learning and assessment in practice.
- Support assessors of children and young people with bowel /bladder problems to be aware of and comply with related service guidelines and protocols.
- To provide, implement and regularly assess the teaching of specific nursing techniques to identified staff in a variety of settings.
- To support and train parents / carers in the correct use of identified medical equipment. To foster confidence, competence and independence in families caring for their children at home.
- Administer medications, treatments and interventions as prescribed and to monitor their effects.
- Work autonomously without direct supervision, accountable for own professional actions.
- Keep timely, concise and accurate records, maintaining confidentiality and in line with trust policy.
- Be able to communicate appropriately with children / young people, their parents or guardians.
- Plan and allocate work in order of priority.
- Contribute to the continued planning, monitoring and development of this new service.
- To have an up to date knowledge of paediatric continence products and equipment.
Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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10 June 2021
Agenda for change
£24,907 to £30,615 a year