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 Community Nurse
to join our caring and progressive team in Maidstone.
You will work as part of a close-knit team who are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of people in Maidstone.
Maidstone is made up of a diverse patient group with complex needs.
District nurses 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.Main duties of the job
Community nurses provide complex nursing care to people at home and in residential care homes.
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 a Band 5
Community Nurse 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: 7.5 hours shifts between Monday and Friday with occasional weekends and late shifts up to 6.00pmAbout 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 C
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. 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 aspirationsJob descriptionJob 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.
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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 12th December.
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 SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered Healthcare Professional with relevant Professional body (1st Level Nurse/ NMC or Learning Disability NMC Nurse with relevant experience would be considered)
- Mentoring qualification equivalent
- Experience of recent community/acute healthcare gained through education or work experience placement or previous employment
Skills and AbiliitiesEssential
- 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 Ability to cope with change Ability to use own initiative IT literate
Ability to ManageEssential
- Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to work under pressure Flexible and adaptable
- Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the team Clinical Lead Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Must hold valid driving licence, and have a vehicle to travel to visits and other Trust sites
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Unit G Hermitage Court
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