Children and Young People's Continence Nurse Specialist

Lancing, West Sussex
£30,401-£37,267 pa (pro rata)
11 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 4,750 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 14 inpatient and outpatient locations, serving a total community of 1.3 million people
  • 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
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions, and 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:

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of Children's Community Nursing Services (CCNS) across West Sussex and is committed to transforming into a comprehensive model of community nursing, which best meets the needs of all four groups of children and young people identified within NHS at Home (Department of Health 2011).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Children and Young People's Continence Nurse Specialist 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 county-wide 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 currently 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.

Professional, operational and strategic leadership is provided through the Head of Children and Young Peoples Community Nursing with additional leadership for quality and standards provided through the Children and Young People's Community Nursing Matrons.

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 at transition to adult services. The Children and Young People's Continence Nurse Specialist (CYPCNS) works closely with social care, education and third sector organisations to implement statutory requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 and we are involved closely with partners in developing children and young people's care pathways.

Our CCNS offers 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 be what children, families and our partners need us to be to enable the very best health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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.

Documents to download
  • Children & Young people's Continence Nurse Specialist
  • Person Specification
  • Staff Benefits Brochure
  • About Us

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