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Community Nurse

Employer
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Harrietsham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024
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 an enthusiastic and adaptable Community Nurse to join our strong and progressive team in Harrietsham. You will share the CARE values of the trust and work within a close-knit group of people who bring the feeling of community to the team through their hard work and dedication to nursing and to the people of the area.

Community Adult Nursing teams in Kent are aligning with Primary Care Network footprints encouraging innovative change to ensure that patient care is holistic and needs-led. Community is the heart of our trust and we are working with primary care colleagues locally to respond to the needs of our patients and we want you to be part of this change.

Harrietsham is made up of a diverse patient group with complex needs and by working in a community-based way we can ensure that services are targeted and patient-focused, and we are proactive in our input and response.

Main duties of the job

As Community Nurses we support the needs of house bound patients living in and around the areas of Harrietsham. We enable and empower patients to self-care where possible so that patients can stay at home or in their chosen environment. We provide valuable care, supporting people to manage their long-term conditions and maximise their independence, which in turn can prevent admission into hospital or enable a quicker discharge if they are admitted.

As a service, we may provide wound management, palliative and end of life care and symptom control and catheter care. We also take blood and administer injectable medication. Our aim is to ensure that our patients have access to the care that they need, at the time they need it.

You'll play a vital role in our multidisciplinary services managing patients with complex needs in the community. You'll have the freedom to plan care in your own way, with time to develop your assessment and treatment skills, and access to great supervision and a clinical lead to make sure you're on the right track. We also have a nurturing preceptee programme and many development opportunities to support you.

Our aim is to build on collaborations so that we can continue to build a positive patient experience. As a trust we support with learning, development and progression. For further information of career pathways please call to have a further discussion

Additional Working Pattern: 7.5 hours a day Monday to Friday with 1 in 4 weekends

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.

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 18th March 2024.

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Healthcare Professional with relevant Professional body (1st Level Nurse/ NMC) Degree in a health relevant subject or willingness to complete a degree (within 3 years of appointment)


Desirable

  • Mentoring qualification


Experience

Essential

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


Knowledge

Essential

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


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written) Ability to organise own work Ability to cope with change Ability to use own initiative


Personal attributes

Essential

  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to work under pressure Flexible and adaptable Valid driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.


Ability to manage

Essential

  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda 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.


Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Glebe Medical Centre

Harrietsham

ME17 1AP

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846-6082393-CF

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