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Staff Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Urgent Care Service provides a two-hour response to patients in crisis at home. Our aim is to preventunnecessary hospital admission and facilitate early discharge from the acute hospitals. We also provideunscheduled care out-of-hours for patients who may be at the end of life, or experiencing an urgent need forhealthcare.We carry out detailed holistic assessments, developing personalised plans of care in collaboration withpatients and their carers. Our patients are complex, and require proactive risk management, in order to bemaintained safely at home. We maintain clinical oversight, and ensure all actions are completed appropriately.Nurses use a wide clinical skills base to provide hospital-level care at home. This includes IV therapy, end oflife symptom control and management via syringe driver, catheterisation skills, phlebotomy, woundmanagement, risk assessment, as well as general observations and fundamental nursing care.This service is providing nursing within patients' homes and covering West Kent. The ability to drive isessential to this post.

Main duties of the job

Registered Healthcare Professionals who work in all these services require a range of core skills as follows:Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of holistic care linked to packages of prescribed careThe development of integrated care programmes in partnership with the patientTo support in the supervision and development of all junior staff including Health Care Support Workers andStudentsTo actively work as a member of the multi-professional team to provide high quality care to patientsTo undertake a range of competent clinical interventions to support the outcomes of both individual and grouptherapyManage a caseload of patients on a daily basis consisting of patients with complex needs associated within aspecific speciality.Post holder needs a valid driving licence

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


  • Mentoring qualification equivalent



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



  • 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



  • 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 agenda's 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



  • Current UK Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Unit G


ME16 9NT

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