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Registered Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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 nurses 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.

We are looking for anenthusiastic and adaptableRegistered Nurseto join ourcaring and progressive team in Westbrook House.

Our hospitals are nurse-led and focus on holistic rehabilitation and therapy for people who need extra help to get home, or who are nearing the end of their life.

It's a relaxed atmosphere, but it's never a breeze - you'll need to think on your feet and be confident in making independent clinical decisions on behalf of the patients in your care.

Main duties of the job

Our community hospital nurses provide complex nursing care in an in-patient setting.

As a community hospital nurse, you'll:
  • assess the healthcare needs of patients on admission
  • monitor the quality of care they're receiving with us
  • be professionally accountable for its delivery.

Your patients could be any age, but they'll often be elderly, while others may have been recently discharged from acute hospital, be terminally ill or have physical disabilities.

As a Registered Nurse you will work as part of a team to keep people safe and well in Westbrook House.You will use your clinical judgement to support evidence-based care planning and make sure that people who use our services have a good experience.

One of the big differences for me is the time we can give to our patients. We really get to know them. Val, community hospital nurse.

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 valuesCompassionate 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

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 3rd June 2024.

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



  • Evidence of NMC registraton
  • Evidence of development and learning portfolio



  • Previoud NHS experience
  • 2 years post registation experience

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Westbrook House



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