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Paediatric Bladder & Bowel Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 412-COMM-980

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Community Bladder & Bowel Service
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Community Bladder & Bowel Service have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, quality driven and motivated Band 6 Paediatric Bladder & Bowel Specialist Nurse. The Community Bladder & Bowels Service within Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership is currently expanding our team to facilitate our service specification, to deliver first class treatment and care pathways for our children to achieve optium continence. This role would be suitable for a RN (child) who has a keen interest in Bladder & Bowel dysfunction in Paediatrics and has relevant qualifications. You should be hard working and deliver evidence based pathways of health promotion of continence, looking at new innovative ways of working in the team to support the Service vision and the NHS Plan on a Page. You should have good experience in teaching and delivering training in your previous roles.

We are a highly motivated and innovative team who offers a high quality Level 2 specialist nurse service to our children and their parents in the CCICP area.

For the post you will need to demonstrate initiative and excellent communications skills, which will support your delivery in health education to patients and their families. You must be able to demonstrate national and local continence guidelines and care pathways. It is essential that you have a good understanding regarding child in need and child protection protocols and local safe guarding procedures. You should be able to time manage your caseload effectively and prioritise your daily workload. You should be able to demonstrate understanding of how diverse the community setting can be and be flexible in your ways of working. The ability to travel between clinics and domiciliary visits is essential for this role.

  • Daily triage for referrals into the service, and advice on Level 1 treatment sent to referrers and patient families.
  • Assessment of patients in the clinical setting and home visits.
  • Supporting our patients in special schools in CCICP area.
  • Implementing plans of care for complex patients in regards to Intermittent Self Catheterisation and Bowel Irrigation. This will include the use of play to reduce anxiety for the patients and their families.
  • Reduce acute hospital admissions in relation to Acute Constipation and Faecal impaction.
  • Supporting patients and their families to be independent as possible and reduce stigma attached to Bladder & Bowel dysfunction.
  • Work with Multi-disciplinary team members from acute setting and community setting to achieve a holistic plan of care, this include Social Service and schools.
  • Part of the role involves delivery of training programmes and the promotion of high quality continence management to health professionals and patients in the community setting and acting as a resource.
  • Complete audits and review the service clinical effectiveness.

You will be required to operate over the whole of South & Vale Royal area delivering comprehensive, skilled and evidence based care for your patients and their families in the CCICP community setting.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as we have invested in state of the art theatres, Critical Care, Emergency Department and our Childrens Wards (to name but a few). We have also invested in our people, ensuring we have the right number of the right people delivering care, fostering a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

Following an NHSI initiative to establish 29 Pathology networks across England the University Hospital of North Midlands is currently working closely with Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts to establish a Pathology network across Staffordshire and Cheshire.


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  • Appointments are subject to a 6 month probationary period
  • You will be required to pay for a DBS disclosure where the post requires one
  • MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact or tel. 01270 273937 to discuss

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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.

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