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Community Staff Nurse - Adult Team

Band 5

Main area
Integrated Care Group
Band 5
Temporary for 12 months
Part Time 14.25 hours per week
Job ref
East Lancashire Hospitals Trust
East Lancashire Hospitals Trust
£22,128 to £28,746 pa
27/02/2018 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

The Bladder and Bowel Service delivers care to adults and children throughout East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.  The aim of the service is to promote continence and resolve bladder and bowel problems wherever possible.  We work as part of a wider multidisciplinary team including uro-gynaecology, urology, colorectal, and paediatric colleagues across the Pennine Lancashire footprint. The service is community based providing care in health centres, patient’s homes, care homes, schools and community hospitals.

Due to maternity leave we are able to offer this exciting opportunity to work within the service delivering specialist care to adults with bladder and bowel dysfunction.  The temporary post would be an ideal opportunity to develop your skills in bladder and bowel care and would benefit future career opportunities by offering a rare opportunity to work within a specialist nursing team.

General duties:

Working as a member of the team the post holder will provide holistic, high quality, clinically effective care to adults over 18 years and over, who have bladder and bowel disorders.  The post holder will work with senior nurse advisors, other staff nurses and a health care assistant as part of the team and will also be supported and work collaboratively with colleagues across the whole service.

Assessment, management and care planning for patients will be central to the daily work of the post holder.  Facilitating learning and development opportunities for professionals, carers, families, and patient’s with regard to bowel and bladder care is also an important part of the role. 

Type of candidate:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and creative individual to join our specialist nursing team.  Working independently with minimal supervision, you will be skilled in liaising with colleagues and professionals across health, social care and education to promote effective bladder and bowel care for adults and children.  Experience in continence care is an advantage and a good understanding of national guidelines concerning bladder and bowel conditions is preferred. An enthusiasm for the clinical field and a willingness to undertake further professional development is vital for this role.  If you have excellent communication skills, work well in a team, and strive to develop and improve services to provide a high standard of care and positive patient experience we look forward to receiving your application.


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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