Senior Nurse Practitioner

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We are looking for anenthusiastic and adaptable qualified Senior Nurse Practitionerto join ourcaring and progressive team inFolkestone.

We're a close team but we're never exclusive, if you can bring a professional approach and fresh ideas we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

As a senior member of the Urgent Treatment Centre, you will be expected to manage the assessment, diagnosis and the implementation of a range of highly specialised care for patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems visiting the unit.

You'll provide clinical expertise, professional leadership and education, ensuring high standards of evidence-based practice at all times.

You'll get to take lead responsibility for an area of practice ,and liaise with leads on other sites and attend relevant meetings and disseminate information to team members.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • First Level Registered Nurse / Registered Paramedic HPC
  • Degree or relevant experience.
  • ENB 998/Preparation for mentors
  • Evidence of relevant specialist courses and continuing professional development (minor illness/minor injury at degree level
  • A& E radiology, Imaging Regulation and Initial Imaging (red dot course)
  • Immediate Life Support - adults and children defibrillation
  • Child and adult protection knowledge
  • Completed Recognition of the sick child training
  • Human resource issues i.e. appraisal, recruitment and absence management


  • Independent Nurse Prescriber
  • Leadership or similar management course
  • Evidence of autonomous practice Masters Degree



  • Experience working in an Urgent Treatment Centre
  • Professional knowledge and competence in the autonomous management of undifferentiated patients, recognising limitations of the role and personal accountability.
  • Management of patients with minor injuries and minor illnesses
  • Administration of medications within Patient Group Directions (PGD's)
  • Experience of dealing with difficult complex and sensitive situations
  • Organisational responsibilities
  • Experience of dealing with difficult complex and sensitive situations
  • Complaints handling and investigation
  • Experience of audits
  • Currently working at Senior band 6 or 7 level, Working within an MIU, WIC, UCC or A& E department


  • Human resource issues i.e. appraisal, recruitment and absence management
  • Risk assessment
  • Experience of budget control
  • RCA/Investigation training



  • Able to undertake assessment and treatment of patients including ordering and interpreting relevant investigations i.e. x-rays
  • Able to teach / supervise / facilitate other in all aspects of patient care within the service
  • Highly developed advanced physical skills in hand eye co-ordination when dexterity and degree of speed and precision is required i.e. suturing and application of plaster of paris
  • Computer literacy
  • Able to present information logically and concisely both written and verbally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to communicate with staff at all levels and disciplines as well as patients, relatives, carers and the multidisciplinary team
  • Able to communicate complex and sensitive issues including barriers to understanding requiring empathy and negotiation skills
  • Able to inspire confidence in patients and colleagues
  • Able to inspire motivate and manage colleagues
  • Wound management
  • Presentation skills


  • Team management Health promotion skills
  • Clinical supervision Chairing/attending meetings as required

Personal Attributes


  • Understanding of autonomous role
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Committed to patient focused care
  • Organisational skills

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Hospital UTC


CT19 5BN

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