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Team Leader in Community Nursing

Employer
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sevenoaks
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you interested in joining a Trust committed to your development?

Would you like to be part of an organisation that really values your well-being?

Do you want to treat people rather than conditions?

Here at KCHFT we are constantly working to improve the lives of our staff and our patients. We care for you so you can care for your patients.

Our We Care strategy means that our ambitions are to put our communities first, deliver a better patient experience and importantly, be a great place to work for all of our workforce.

These aren't just empty words either. At our Outstanding rated trust more than half of our workforce work flexibly, including compressed hours and term time only. More than 70% of our workforce feel we take positive action on health and wellbeing, and we aim to improve this. We are proud to say that we consistently score above the national average in our staff survey results, particularly for our focus on the well-being of our workforce.

And with the forward NHS vision being based on community care, there has never been a better time to join us.

Main duties of the job

We're looking for a Band 6 Team Leader to join our Community Nursing Team based in Sevenoaks.

You'll be fully supported by a team of experienced professionals, including the Senior Specialist Practitioner District Nurse, the Primary Care Network (PCN) lead, senior colleagues, and the practice education team.

Their collective expertise and guidance will provide invaluable support, ensuring you have access to mentorship, resources, and guidance to excel in your responsibilities. The Senior Specialist practitioner district nurse brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in district nursing, while the primary care network lead offers strategic direction and collaboration opportunities. Senior colleagues provide mentorship and insight from their own experiences, and the practice education team ensures ongoing learning and development opportunities. Together, this support network will empower you to thrive and contribute effectively to the team and the organisation.

If you are a motivated and compassionate nurse with leadership experience and a passion for community healthcare, we invite you to apply for the position of Band 6 Community Nurse Team Leader. Lead our team in providing exceptional care to patients in our community. Apply now!

Contact: Philippa Brown PCN Lead to arrange an informal visit or a discussion over the phone to learn more about the role.

Email: pbrown2@nhs.net

Mobile: 07917266430

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.

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • First level Registered Nurse with evidence of post registration relevant clinical and learning modules
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Desirable

  • Evidence of recent study.
  • Evidence of post graduate development at Level 6
  • Working towards Masters level of Study
  • District Nurse qualification or Enhanced physical assessment course
  • Management/supervisory qualification or experience


Experience

Essential

  • Experience in a variety of settings including area of practice.
  • Evidence of supporting others [mentor/educator/supervisor]


Desirable

  • Practical experience in managing health related projects
  • 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/ CIS)


Special Knowledge and Expertise

Essential

  • Understanding of NSF's and NICE guidance relevant to care setting
  • Evidence of relevant continued professional development and implementation into practice within last 12 months


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical practice and current legal /ethical issues in nursing
  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post
  • Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups
  • Ability to manage time effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Change management skills
  • Evidence of innovative clinical practice development
  • Budgetary awareness
  • Ability to make clinical decisions and take appropriate action
  • Understanding of quality standards and audits
  • Awareness of KCHFT strategic direction and ability to incorporate this with a clear vision of patient care and service delivery.


Desirable

  • Leadership/motivation skills
  • Research awareness


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice
  • Ability to work with unpredictable work patterns


Ability to Manage

Essential

  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the senior clinical and operational lead
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures


Additional Critieria

Essential

  • Has a full, clean driving licence.
  • Owns or has access to a car


Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Sevenoaks Hospital

Sevenoaks

TN13 3PG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

846-5802736-CF-G

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