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Urgent Care Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Herne Bay
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Urgent Care Services provides short term health, therapy and care support to enable service users to remainin the community / home environment. This may include treating acutely unwell people that would otherwiserequire hospital admission, and also supports hospital discharges.Care provided at night includes End of life care, catheter care and other urgent care that is unplanned andcannot wait until the following day. This care is provided by a night nursing team.Home is nationally evidenced to be the best place to recover and regain independence. Enablement andrehabilitation will be the priority focus with active participation from service users in order to achievemaximum independence.At KCHFT, we are working with East Kent Hospitals University Trust, who are leading on developing a virtualward for people with acute respiratory infections, such as a chest infection, or with an underlying condition,like COPD, to be cared for at home.Patients who agree to be discharged earlier from hospital, will be monitored at home using technology, suchas apps, wearables or other medical devices remotely - and supported by a consultant, specialist GP oradvanced practitioner. What technology will be used is still being scoped as we co-design the wards withpatients and colleagues during the months ahead.If you are interested in a new challenge and an exciting new change within an Urgent Care setting, then thisjust may be the job for you.

Main duties of the job

o Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of holistic careo The development of integrated care plans in partnership with the patiento To order equipment and send onward referrals as necessaryo To act as a lead and senior practitioner to support junior staff to carry out assessments/reassessments ofservice users and/or pathways with complex needs across the relevant field.o To actively work as a member of the multi-professional team to provide high quality care to patientso To undertake a range of competent clinical interventions and identify any deterioration in patients'condition, taking appropriate action.o Manage a caseload of patients on a daily basis consisting of patients with complex needs.o To support in duty role and complete triageso To support the Clinical Lead in the management of the teamo To support and make recommendations to senior managers in order to prioritise and focus efforts to driveforward and achieve business objectives, service improvement strategies and statutory requirements.

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) / minimum of 2 years of experience in health improvement environment Must have valid UK NMC PIN


  • Evidence of Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice (examples non-medical prescribing mentorship, coaching, clinical expertise) Health related degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 6 PTLLS/DTLLS, PGCE or Certificate in Education Management or supervisory qualification or experience of study Working towards Master level study



  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in area of practice Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience


  • Experience of leading and managing teams Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / E-roster/ AT-P/ RiO)



  • 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

Skills & Abilities


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post 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

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 Must hold a full valid UK driver's licence and have access to a car

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, considering Trust policies and procedures. Ability to manage own time effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital (QVMH)

Herne Bay


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