Community Public Health Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you looking for a new challenge and would like to work with the Health Visiting service in Kent? We have vacancies within the Maidstone Health Visiting Team.Are you an enthusiastic and forward thinking Registered Nurse or Midwife looking for a new challenge? Then why not apply for this Band 5 Community Public Health Nurse (CPHN)post, working with children 0-5years, with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust and come and join our vibrant and forward thinking team.You will work as members of the corporate Health Visiting team, with strong links to named GPs and Children Centres. We are looking for newly qualified or experienced,innovative Nurses and Midwives to join our commissioned service. You will be well supported and offered specific training for this role .We encourage our CPHN colleagues to develop and work towards applying for the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing degree course, currently offered at Canterbury ChristChurch University and The University of Greenwich.

Main duties of the job

KCHFT is one of the largest healthcare providers in the country and we know how important it is to make sure our children and families are getting the right support and care.Undertaking health and well-being reviews of clients in their own homes and the clinic environment gives variety and opportunities to support families to achieve positiveoutcomes; in line with the Healthy Child Programme. We visit families in their own home and clinic settings within the Maidstone district. Here are some great reasons to work forus: We are committed to providing the best care for our clients and their families.We listen to you, value you and embrace new ideas - we want all colleagues to contribute to the direction of the service.We value our colleagues and are committed to your professional development - we want you to flourish.We offer excellent training and support further education. This role requires you to complete 2 bespoke modules at Canterbury Christ Church University to support your transitioninto your new post.We operate a flexible working policy and would welcome applications for both part-time (not less than 30 hours) and full-time hours.So if you are motivated, friendly, caring and ready to respond to the challenge by providing amazing care, please come and join our teams.

Additional Working Pattern: Monday to Friday

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. Interviews are due to take place on the 5th July 2023.

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



  • Degree in a health relevant subject.
  • 1st Level Registered Nurse


  • Mentoring qualification equivalent



  • Experience of recent community/acute healthcare gained through education or work experience placement or previous employment



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS.
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical practice.



  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to organise own work

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice.
  • Ability to work under pressure

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda's for health under the guidance of the team lead / ward manager.
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures.

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