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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our caring and progressive team in Faversham.You will work as part of a close-knit team who are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of people in Faversham. Faversham is made up of a diverse patient group with complex needs.

We are an Outstanding rated Trust and one of the largest NHS community organisations in the UK. We can give you support to develop your skills, and a real commitment to your personal and continued professional development.

As a Trust, one of our main ambitions is to be a great place to work. Our We care strategy for 2023 to 2028 will help us make the biggest breakthroughs in improving your working lives and patient care. Flexible working is just one of the ways we can do this. More than half of our workforce works flexibly in some way. We will consider all kinds of flexible working including part-time, job sharing, compressed hours, term time only, career breaks or annualised hours.

Main duties of the job

Community nurses provide complex nursing care to people at home and in residential care homes.

You'll make a difference by making sure our services are proactive and patient-focused, helping to keep people at home and independent for longer. Our community nursing teams are closely aligned with local Primary Care Networks, to make sure patient care is holistic and joined up. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition, so we take time to get to know our patients.

As a community nurse, you'll
  • assess the healthcare needs of patients and families
  • monitor the quality of care they're receiving
  • be professionally accountable for its delivery

Your patients could be any age, but they'll often be elderly, while others may have been recently discharged from hospital, be terminally ill or have physical disabilities.

As aBand 7Clinical Nurse Specialist you will work as part of a team to keep people safe and well at home. You will use your clinical judgment to support evidence-based care planning for people living at home, in care homes or other settings and make sure that people who use our services have a good experience.

I have an amazing, rewarding job and my aim is to continue to provide skilled and compassionate care for my patients in their homes for as long as I am able. Jenny, community nurse.

Additional Working Pattern: 30 hrs per week

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 valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent

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! Ourcareer pathwayswill help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

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 24th October 2023.

Find out more about the community differencehere.

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



  • Registered health care professional (NMC registration) Health related degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 6


  • Evidence of Post Graduate Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice specialist practitioner district nursing, non-medical prescribing, mentorship, coaching, and clinical expertise Management or supervisory qualification / programme of study



  • Minimum of five years' experience in area of practice Experience of leading and managing teams Experience of developing policy and service development plans with practical experience of change management. Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads


  • Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience Experience with the use of Microsoft Office



  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks and NICE guidance to relevant to care setting and its application across health care services Evidence of continued relevant professional development and implementation in practice within the last 12 months


  • Proven ability to develop effective partnerships to achieve practical outcomes across organisational boundaries including statutory organisations, external agencies, community and voluntary organisations Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation


  • Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups Strong influencing and negotiating skills Highly developed facilitation skills

Personal Attributes


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


  • Flexible and adaptable Valid driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.

Ability to Manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures.


  • Ability to manage own time effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust




ME13 8QR

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