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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

We are looking for a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Community Nursing Team based in Faversham.

Our Community Nursing Teams provide interventions for housebound patients aged 18 and over delivering personalised nursing care to those with complex and long-term conditions. The aim of our service is to enable patients to stay safe and well in their chosen environment.

The service actively works to prevent avoidable admissions by providing tailored care that meets the patient need and assists them in actively achieving their long-term health goals and self-care where possible.

Main duties of the job

As the Clinical Nurse Specialist you will be responsible for the management and leadership of individual staff members and the quality of the care they deliver. You will represent community nursing across the Primary Care Network.

You'll need to be an experienced Community Nurse who displays sound clinical judgment and can act as a role model for the team.

You'll support and develop junior members of your team and ensure the standards of care delivery remain high.

Additional Working Pattern: 30

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 6th June.

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



  • Registered health care professional (NMC registration) V300 Non-medical prescriber or a willingness to complete within an agreed time frame Health related degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 6 Evidence of Post Graduate Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice specialist practitioner district nursing, non-medical prescribing, mentorship, coaching, and clinical expertise Management or supervisory qualification / programme of study


  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector / Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Post Graduate Certificate of Education or Certificate in Education Working towards Master level study



  • Minimum of five years' experience in area of practice Experience of leading and managing teams Experience of developing policy and service development plans with practical experience of change management. Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience Experience with the use of Microsoft Office



  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks and NICE guidance to relevant to care setting and its application across 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 Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups Strong influencing and negotiating skills Highly developed facilitation skills

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to manage and lead change Ability to work under pressure Flexible and adaptable

Ability to Manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures. Ability to manage own time effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Faversham Health Centre


ME13 8QR

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