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Senior Nurse/Paramedic Practitioner

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Deal Kent
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
13 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a Senior Nurse or Paramedic Practitioner?

Are you interested in joining a Trust committed to your development?

Would you like to be part of an organisation that really values your well-being?

Do you want to treat people rather than conditions?

Here at KCHFT we are constantly working to improve the lives of our staff and our patients. We care for you so you can care for your patients.

Our We Care strategy means that our ambitions are to put our communities first, deliver a better patient experience and importantly, be a great place to work for all of our workforce.

These aren't just empty words either. At our Outstanding rated trust more than half of our workforce work flexibly, including compressed hours and term time only. More than 70% of our workforce feel we take positive action on health and wellbeing, and we aim to improve this. We are proud to say that we consistently score above the national average in our staff survey results, particularly for our focus on the well-being of our workforce.

And with the forward NHS vision being based on community care, there has never been a better time to join us.

Main duties of the job

Working in either the Deal or Folkestone area, you'll be an independent Practitioner examining, diagnosing and treating patients with minor injuries and illness' from age 1 up. You will see patients for X ray, suture and deal with all wounds

The department can be busy and diverse in an ever-changing environment and we are looking for highly motivated members, to join our team, who are adaptable to clinical change on a shift basis.

The post has been developed to cover shift patterns at the newly developed Folkestone and Deal Urgent Treatment Centres however sometimes internal rotation across the service as required.

You should have the ability to work autonomously, ''think on your feet'' and take responsibility for the unit, being willing to develop and expand your clinical practice within the service guidelines.

The service opening times in the Minor Injuries is 8am to 8pm seven days a 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 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.

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

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 22nd May.

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

Educational & Qualification


  • First Level Registered Nurse / Registered Paramedic HPC
  • Degree or relevant experience.
  • ENB 998/Preparation for mentors
  • A& E radiology, Imaging Regulation and Initial Imaging (red dot course)
  • Evidence of relevant specialist courses and continuing professional development (minor illness/minor injury at degree level


  • Independent Nurse Prescriber
  • Leadership or similar management
  • Evidence of autonomous practice
  • Masters Degree



  • Experience working in an Urgent Treatment Centre
  • Shift Co-ordinator
  • Professional knowledge and competence in the autonomous management of undifferentiated patients, recognising limitations of the role and personal accountability.
  • Organisational responsibilities
  • Complaints handling and investigation Experience of audit
  • Experience of dealing with difficult complex and sensitive situations
  • Currently working at Senior band 6 or 7 level, Working within an MIU, WIC, UCC or A& E department
  • Administration of medications within Patient Group Directions (PGD's)
  • Personal achievement at work
  • Management of patients with minor injuries and minor illnesses
  • Shift Co-ordinator
  • .Organisational responsibilities
  • Experience of dealing with difficult complex and sensitive situations
  • Complaints handling and investigation Experience of audit
  • Currently working at Senior band 6 or 7 level, Working within an MIU, WIC, UCC or A& E department


  • Nominated Officer for fire and Emergency
  • Planning Training
  • Risk assessment
  • Human resource issues i.e. appraisal,
  • Experience of budget control
  • Participation in Learning and Development activities
  • RCA/Investigation training



  • Able to undertake assessment and treatment of patients including ordering and interpreting relevant investigations i.e. x-rays
  • Able to teach / supervise / facilitate other in all aspects of patient care within the service
  • Highly developed advanced physical skills in hand eye co-ordination when dexterity and degree of speed and precision is required i.e. suturing and application of plaster of paris
  • Computer literacy
  • Able to present information logically and concisely both written and verbally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to communicate with staff at all levels and disciplines as well as patients, relatives, carers and the multidisciplinary team
  • Able to communicate complex and sensitive issues including barriers to understanding requiring empathy and negotiation skills
  • Able to inspire confidence in patients and colleagues
  • Able to inspire motivate and manage colleagues
  • Wound management
  • Presentation skills


  • Team management
  • Clinical supervision
  • Chairing/attending meetings as required
  • Health promotion skills

Personal Attributes


  • Understanding of autonomous role
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Committed to patient focused care
  • Organisational skills
  • Able to work flexibly, according to the needs of the service, including internal rotation.
  • To act as an ambassador for the Trust/Service

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust



Deal Kent

CT14 9UA

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