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Specialist Nurse for Bladder & Bowel Care

Job Reference: 078-FC200-5

First Community Health and Care
Continence Team
£30,401 to £37,267 pa + 5% HCAS + Welcome Benefit

First Community is rated Outstanding by CQC – making us one of the top 2% of organisations providing NHS care in the country.

Join a staff-owned social enterprise committed to providing first-rate care, through our first-rate people, offering first-rate value to our local community. We provide NHS Community services offering a friendly face with highly-rated, well run services, delivered by our skilled people.

First Community is a great place to work if you want to have a career where you feel supported to develop your potential.

We offer:

- High quality training and development including clinical supervision, mentorship, preceptorship support and career development

- Flexible working enabling you to have a good work life balance

- Inclusive and friendly rated as one of the best places to work in the NHS staff survey by colleagues working for First Community

- Well led our CQC inspection highlighted the quality of our leadership and management

- Flexible Retirement options including NHS Pensions

- Employee benefits including a car salary sacrific and child care vouchers.

Do you want to be part of an outstanding community organisation? Are you looking to join an organisation where 4 out of every 5 people who use the services would recommend them.

At First Community we’ve created a working environment whereeveryone can really feel the difference.

Where you’ll feel empowered, listened to, valued and where we’llsupport you to bring your best self to work every day. And that’s just the beginning.

As a social enterprise you will be under Agenda for Change and can bring with you your NHS career history and pension.

We are looking for nursing staff to join our Continence Services as Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction nurses. We have two posts to fill and would welcome applications from newly qualified Band 5s, a Band 5 who is looking to develop into a Band 6 and develop their skills in this area of specialist nursing or a more experience established Band 6. We have flexibility with the hours and are looking for full time or part time.

Working alongside rest of the team you will provide expert advice and act as a specialist resource on bladder and bowel dysfunction to staff, patients, care homes and the general public. You’ll provide specialised care by initiating, interpreting and acting upon information from bladder and bowel diaries, symptom profiles, portable ultrasound, digital rectal examination and urinalysis in the assessment of complex patients including intermittent self catheterisation and the prescribing of bladder and bowel products. Care may take place in a patent’s home, in a care home setting or a clinic.

Do you have the ability to work autonomously, are able to prioritise workload, have excellent communication skills and the interest and enthusiasm to promote continence?

We will provide you with training and development

A car driver is essential .

To find out more about this post please contact:

Chris Garner 01737 777712 or 07855087625 or

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.

Our preferred method of contact is by email. Please check your email regularly following the closing date.

Successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

Recruitment and Retention Premium

Recruitment and Retention Premium applies to the following posts:

Health Visitors, Paediatric Therapists, Podiatrists, Audiologists, Continence Nurses, Identified areas for Band 5 & 6 Staff Nurses and District Nurses.

Successful applicants within the staff groups above will receive -

  • £1000 upon commencement (payable in your first months’ salary) then;

  • £1000 after 6 months service subject to satisfactory completion of your probationary period.

    Do note that repayment clauses apply - and will be provided, as required to the relevant post holders.

    Please note, due to high volumes of applicants, certain posts may close early. We recommend candidates apply early to avoid disappointment.

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