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Paediatric Continence Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Children & Young People (L3)
Band 5
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bostall House, Goldie leigh
£31,163 - £37,875 pro rata pa inc
Salary period
05/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Greenwich and Bexley  Paediatric Continence Team.

Overview of the Post

The post holder will provide specialist evidence based assessment, treatment and follow up to children and young people with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction.

To deliver the 5-19 Healthy Child Programme and to support children with continence issues using goal based outcomes. To improve and promote the health of all school age children and young people and thereby improve the health of the population.  Through:

  • Helping children and young people to realise their potential in health and education
  • Ensuring all children and young people have access to a high quality service that is local, responsive and informed by evidence of good practice by offering and managing a comprehensive nursing service to their assigned school population

Main duties of the job

  • To support schools in paediatric continence issues with children & young people
  • To deliver paediatric continence clinics in Bexley and Greenwich
  • To assess the health needs with individual children
  • Undertake, design and evaluate any health promotion sessions individually and in groups within the clinic setting and record on RIO
  • To assess the health needs with individual children 

Working for our organisation

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children’s centres, schools and people’s homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families.  This is strengthened by our new values:

  • We’re Kind
  • We’re
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Management and Leadership responsibilities

  • To work according to the Trust Values, 6C ‘s’ and Trust Nursing Strategy to ensure high quality, responsive patient focussed care is delivered to all children and families
  • Comply with the Trusts policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Assist with the investigation of complaints
  • Participate in and attend staff meetings / forums
  • Actively contribute in working parties and service development opportunities
  • Participate in Personal Development Plans and Individual Performance Reviews
  • Undertake training necessary to ensure own development and updating
  • Attend mandatory training sessions as required by Oxleas


  • To deliver the key touch points contacts, within required timescales, according to service model to meet KPI’s.
  • To assess the health needs with individual children 
  • Undertake, design and evaluate any health promotion sessions individually and in groups within the clinic setting and record on RIO
  • To collate relevant information by liaising with all agencies for school aged children in mainstream and special units and to refer children with on-going health needs to relevant professionals
  • To complete care plans/Rio forms and outcome contacts to monitor and review children with special and additional needs in mainstream school  to support reporting for KPI’s
  • To liaise with schools, parents and other agencies, regarding health issues, to ensure that children are able to progress to their full potential
  • Under the guidance of the Child Protection policies and procedures and with support from the school nurse, act as a health resource for the school aged child at child protection case conferences and core group 
  • Where children do not respond to local treatment plans, refer these children on to the appropriate professional, having consulted the parent/carer. Complete RIO forms/templates to facilitate reporting of service KPI’s
  • To arrange and participate in relevant programmes promoting the role of the nurse to children, parents and wider school community
  • To advise pupils, parents, teachers and staff about matters relating to health
  • To work within limits of confidentiality
  • Collect and interpret information in order to decide on safe and appropriate actions
  • Participate in promoting the service locally and nationally

Plan and organise own work 

  • Plan and organise own work by assessing and targeting needs 
  • Undertake health promotion sessions for parents and schools 
  • Support national and local health promotion campaigns 
  • Participate in clinical and child protection supervision according to Trust protocols 
  • To maintain a diary which accurately reflects daily work and mileage


  • To initiate and undertake audits, and interpret and report on their findings
  • Contribute to service development ensuring that all care is evidence based, and implementing agreed changes.

Communication and Record Keeping 

  • To establish and maintain good relationships with children, young people and parents/carers to listen to and respond to their needs and act as an advocate where appropriate
  • To be the named professional liaising between schools and other agencies involved with the health of the school aged child delegating to colleagues appropriate tasks
  • Maintain legible, accurate and contemporaneous records, which are dated and signed according to Trust policy
  • To follow Trust and service mobile working guidelines, completing and utilising RIO diary and record keeping functions
  • To complete the RIO diary and outcome contacts, for advance planning of work, communication with colleagues, confirmation of contacts, completed and to support reporting to KPI’s
  • To follow and comply with lone worker “Start and end of day” procedures to ensure own and colleagues safety.
  • To complete RIO forms/templates and care plans, as required to provide a comprehensive record of health assessments and care delivered, and to facilitate reporting of service KPI’s
  • Present complex issues in a professional manner e.g. Court Statements
  • To identify and facilitate resources required to ensure equitable service to a diverse population e.g. sign interpreters
  • Deal with telephone messages, accurately record and respond appropriately
  • Promote Oxleas 0-19 services to User groups and interested independent organisations e.g. Presentations using available resources
  • To use negotiation skills in group management: e.g. children with health needs, classroom settings.
  • To provide written reports and referrals to appropriate agencies
  • To interpret the needs of clients in a multi-agency context, where issues of consent and confidentiality cause conflict
  • Use a variety of communication skills, where English is not the first language or where understanding is limited
  • To communicate effectively with colleagues within Oxleas, and partner agencies, to ensure timely, effective and coordinated care for families

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC registered children's nurse
Desirable criteria
  • 1 years experience working with children and young people


Essential criteria
  • Ability to assess, evaluate and document care
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to use RIO or similar databases, able to use Microsoft packages


Essential criteria
  • Working as part of a team
Desirable criteria
  • Able to demonstrate team working experience and positive outcomes working with C&YP

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyInvestors in People: GoldDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Mindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerStep into healthVeteran AwareArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Heather Gray
Job title
Team manager
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Additional information

Eve Bidwell - lead Nurse,