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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-371-20

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Continence, Urology & Colorectal Service
Cittywide Services - Based at Halton Clinic
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum, pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse who is passionate about promoting best practice in urinary catheter care.

This post has been specially commissioned by the Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to provide specialist review of patients with a catheter to ensure safe, high quality and cost effective prescribing of urinary catheters and associated equipment/accessories.

The successful candidate will work with designated GP practices to promote best practice in all aspects of caring for a person with a catheter. You will:

. assess people with catheters and promote self-management, address any issues they have, provide training and education and review the products they use

. provide support and information by telephone or visits to GP's, Practice Pharmacists, Medicines Management Facilitators, Practice staff and Nurse Prescribers

. promote the use of risk management tools and appropriate screening and prophylaxis

. promote and monitor adherence to the Urinary Catheter Product List

. provide specialist clinical advice and support to the Neighbourhood Teams to enhance the care of patients with complex catheter problems.

. deliver training to different staff groups, patients and carers

. capture and monitor data and produce reports to show the impact of your work and achievement or performance indicators

To achieve this you will need to be highly self-motivated and have excellent communication skills and diplomacy skills. You will work closely with the Continence, Urology and Colorectal Service (CUCS) and with the Medicines Optimisation Team.

You must be a qualified registered practitioner with the NMC with experience and understanding of bladder, bowel and catheter problems, be interested and enthusiastic to make a difference to peoples' lives; have a full driving licence and be a confident city driver. The successful applicant must be able to undertake comprehensive assessments in order to formulate treatment plans developed in conjunction with the patient/carers/supporters. You must demonstrate motivational skills to encourage and support patients undergoing treatment programmes and self-care; be flexible to meet service needs and willing to study to gain the requisite knowledge and skills to improve patients' lives.

You must have past experience of line management, including undertaking appraisals, 1:1s and sickness management.

You must also have excellent IT skills as we are a paperless service and you will be expected to use the in-house patient management tool. You will require good people/communication skills and be able to communicate accurately and concisely. It is vital that you will be able to deal at times with conflict and heightened emotions in a sensitive manner.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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