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Senior Emergency Care Practitioner

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

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

We're recruiting now for compassionate healthcare professionals who want time with their patients. Time to treat the whole person, not just the condition. Time to focus on what they want to achieve and how we can help them to get there.

Our Community hospitals are run by a team of matrons, registered nurses, rehabilitation assistants, health care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, care managers, pharmacists, visiting medical officers and medical consultants.

We believe our staff offer the best care when you feel supported and valued. As such we offer flexible working and encourage development opportunities with our dedicated E& D team.

Main duties of the job

We work closely with our patients and their families to offer a holistic approach to care. We offer a home from home environment to enable our patients to recover and get home sooner.

You'll communicate and maintain excellent working relationships with all those that use, commission and work within the services delivered.You will undertake direct clinical work for a minimum 60% of your time.You'll be responsible for ensuring that the team provides effective care planning which meets professional standards and is in collaboration with their services users and carers. You will get to facilitate reflection on the service delivery and identification of quality improvement work.As a senior member of the team you will manage the unit on a day to day basis, assisting the Clinical Lead and acting as a mentor to junior members of staff.

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 health care professional (NMC or HCPC 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 (examples -: Non-medical prescribing Mentorship, Coaching, Minor Illness Management, Minor Injury Management, Consultation skills, Physical Examination skills, X-Ray interpretation / Red Dot / IR(ME)R) Management or supervisory qualification / programme of study


  • Experience in Primary Care environment PTLLS/DTLLS, PGCE or Certificate in Education Working towards Master level study



  • Evidence of NHS and Clinical experience in area of practice (UTC), including experience at band 5 and minimum of 2 years' experience at band 6 in Acute /Care Urgent Treatment Centre Evidence of a minimum of two years at band 6 in an NHS UTC environment. Experience of leading and managing teams.Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads Evidence of supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience


  • Experience with the use of Clinical software systems and Microsoft systems including IT packages such as E-Pay, E Roster.



  • Evidence of an understanding of UK National Service Frameworks and NICE guidance to relevant to the UTC care setting and its application across NHS 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

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Gravesend UTC, Gravesham Community Hospital, Bath Street Gravesend.


DA11 0DG

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