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Community Public Health Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
Are you looking for a new challenge and would like to work with the Health Visiting service in Kent? We have vacancies within the Folkestone & Hythe 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.

Working as part of the Health Visiting Service you will support the delivery of the Health Child Programme in accordance with national and local strategy/guidance, a key part of your role will be to undertake universal and targeted assessments, mandated well-being reviews and packages of care in line with evidence- based practice, recognising when to escalate concerns to the appropriate qualified Health Visitor or District Manager. This role requires you to undertake regulated activities to both Children and Adults.

You will play a vital role in promoting and protecting the public's health and this might be achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing the likelihood of ill-health, or preventing illness through immunisations or screening interventions or identifying needs requiring more specialist intervention. Under the supervision of the Health Visitor you will participate in a universal core service, and deliver targeted interventions, to address health inequalities

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 positive outcomes in line with the Healthy Child Programme. We visit families in their own home and clinic settings within the Folkestone & Hythe District. Here are some great reasons to work for us: 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 transition into your new post.

We operate a flexible working policy and would welcome applications for both part-time (not less than 22.5 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 team.

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and 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 know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

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. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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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 in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

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.

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.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity.

Person Specification



  • Registered Healthcare Professional with relevant Professional body - NMC.


  • Module in Public Health and Child development



  • Recent experience in healthcare setting gained through education or previous employment


  • Experience of working with Children & Families



  • Demonstrate knowledge of awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS

Skills & Abilities


  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to self- manage within a team environment

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work under pressure, flexible and adaptable

Ability to Manage


  • 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


Westcliff House


CT20 1SZ

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