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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 415-S21-008

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Bladder & Bowel Care
Newton Abbot
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Bladder and Bowel Care Service as a Specialist Nurse providing the highest quality care to patients within clinical settings and their own homes working 37.5 hours a week.

The successful applicant will predominantly provide care in the South Devon area but there will be an expectation that they will provide cover across the Trust if required.

You will be a dynamic, highly motivated, flexible Registered Nurse with excellent communication skills. You will be responsible for providing assessment and treatment programs to patients with complex bladder and bowel problems. Experience of working in Primary Care would be advantageous, as you will hold your own caseload and use a multi-professional approach to ensure patients receive clinically proven and cost effective treatment.

A commitment to providing education to health care professionals, patients and carers is essential, along with providing support to the community nursing and care home staff. This will include helping them with the appropriate provision and use of containment products.

The post holder will be required to prescribe medication so will need to be a non-medical independent prescriber or willing to undertake the training.

You will be mindful of the need to work within a budget and have a supervisory role in the allocation of incontinence pads provided through the home delivery service.

There is an expectation that the post holder will support the Band 7's and deputise for them in their absence.

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**

Closing Date: 10th February 2021

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

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. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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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