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Staff Nurse - SMART Team

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

Staff Nurse - SMART Team

Division: Operational

Care Group: Urgent and Emergency Care

Band: 5

Salary: �28,407 - �34,581 per annum / pro rata

Interview Date: Week Commencing 12th June 2023

Contract: Fixed Term

The SMART Service is nurse led, therefore the ability to work autonomously as well as effectively within a team is essential. The work will include visiting patient in the community at the place of abode between Medway and Swale, therefore it is ESSENTIAL that you have a 'FULL UK DRIVING LICENSE AND OWN A CAR THAT CAN BE INSURED FOR BUSSINESS'.

Main duties of the job

As a Staff Nurse you will provide clinical and professional leadership, supervision and support to patients, and students within the SMART team.

You will triage, assess, plan and implement the care of patients who are discharged home under the care of the SMART service in the community, review and give care to SMART patients attending SDEC/ Hot clinic for review, administer IV treatments for Covid Positive patients at our CMDU, and conduct virtual visits using our remote patient monitoring pathways.

Members of SMART work autonomously, therefore we are looking for someone who is willing to lone work. Specific training will be provided to facilitate the pathways covered by SMART in-house as well as the community. Confidence, good communication skills and the ability to make sound decisions is also vital.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion; our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can 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 which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The SMART Service is nurse led, therefore the ability to work autonomously as well as effectively within a team is essential. The work will include visiting patient in the community therefore it is usually essential that you have a full driving license and a car but the CMDU is on site so a non-driver would be considered.

The Staff Nurse must also be able to liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary team to coordinate safe effective and timely care practices within the SMART service.

The successful post holders main responsibility will be the day to day review of referrals into the service, telephone triaging, clerking and preparing patients safely to be transferred into a virtual bed, conduct virtual visits via SMART remote monitoring dashboard, man the RPM dashboard between the hours of 8am to 8pm.

Support the CMDU, ensuring that all patients referred for treatment are triaged safely and the prescribed drug administered via IV. It is essential to have cannulation skills to deliver this pathway.

The Staff Nurse must also be able to care for OPAT (Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy) and post-operative patients. Full support and training will be provided to be able to support these patients safely.

As a SMART nurse teaching, auditing, infection control practices and undergoing research are activities undertaken within the role.

To apply you should be competent in cannulation, venepuncture, general surgical wound care, drain care. The service prides itself of being innovative, so an added vast expertise is welcomed. We are always very keen to expand the service further so any new ideas are welcomed.

You should also have access to a car and be able to drive to visit patients at home when required.

SMART will support with training to enable the successful candidate to meet the demanding and exciting challenges of the role. If you are an ambitious nurse considering to develop your skills further then give us call to find out what we can offer you. We are more than happy for people to spend time with us to be able to fully understand how SMART works and what we do.

Person Specification



  • RN1/RN2/RN12 or RN Child Registered Nurse on the NMC register
  • To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality



  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues



  • To participate in or provide evidence of completion of preceptorship
  • Is able to administer intravenous drug therapy/ or is willing to work towards this



  • Able to assess plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Able to supervise and teach junior staff

Valued Based Question


  • How would you ensure you represent MFT in a positive way?




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