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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/08/2020.

Children and Young People's Continence Nurse

Job Reference: 150-KW4580-CSS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Children and Young People's Continence
Unit 1 The Quadrant, Lancing
£24,907-£30,615 pa (pro rata)

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Children and Young People’s Community Nursing Service - West Sussex

RCNi Child Health Award Winner 2018

Children and Young People's Continence Service - West Sussex with Brighton and Hove

Bladder and Bowel UK Enuresis Care Award 2018

SCFT Our Community Way/Quality Improvement Award 2018

We celebrate what we do well, know where we can do better, and we are proactive about practice and service improvement.

The service we offer:

Following the expansion of our service into Brighton and Hove, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Children and Young People's Continence Nurse to join our well-established, national award-winning Children and Young People's Continence team, based in Lancing. If you regard yourself as an exceptional Registered Nurse with a passion for improving continence outcomes for children and young people then we would most certainly like to hear from you.

You will need to have the ability to travel to Brighton and Hove and countywide across Sussex.

Sussex covers a wide geographical area and has a population of approximately 244,000 children and young people between 0-19 years, making up 23% of the total population. The Children and Young People's (CYP) Continence team covers the whole of West Sussex with the addition of Brighton and Hove since early 2018, providing nurse clinics and specialist nurse advice and care for children and young people with Tier 2 continence needs. The CYP Continence team is aligned to the Children and Young People's Community Nursing Services within the Trust.

The children can present with enuresis, faecal incontinence, day wetting, chronic constipation, impaction and toilet training needs in addition to requiring skilled nursing intervention to manage highly complex health and developmental needs throughout childhood and during transition to adult services.

Our Children's Continence Nurses deliver nurse-led enuresis clinics and work closely with social care, education and third sector organisations to implement statutory requirements of the Children's and Families Act 2014, and we are involved closely with partners in developing children and young people care pathways.

We offer innovation, partnership and excellence in community care and we are highly committed to active ongoing engagement with children and families to shape and improve services. We aspire to deliver the very best health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Arkle

Children and Young People's Continence - Team Lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 01273 242145

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