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Community Staff Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
We are looking for a Band 5 Community Staff Nurse to join one of our well-established Community Nursing teams based at Hawkhurst Community Hospital, to support the development of this service. Being a well-established team, it can offerexperience and knowledge to support own growth.

The service operates seven days a week from 08:00 - 16:00, with occasional late shifts of 10:00 - 18:00 on a rotational basis. We are aware Hawkhurst appears distant to accessible routes, however, it can be easily accessible via A21. Travel times from areas of Hastings, Bexhill, Rye and Tonbridge of only 30 minutes!The team support patients from GP practices within the Weald PCN Primary Care Network (PCN). This PCN covers the Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Staplehurst, Marden, Lamberhurst and Robertsbridge areas and surrounding villages.The teams provide nursing care to predominantly housebound patients where each team takes responsibility for a defined geographical patch, allowing good working relationships with local GPs, care homes, Social Services, voluntary organisationsand other stakeholders.

Main duties of the job

The Community Nurses also provide local clinics for patients requiring their clinical skills. As the Community Staff Nurse, you are able to support a patient with nursing care delivery towards the aim of self-management.This is a highly rewarding role, and nurses are supported to achieve all the clinical skills required with local practice educators and extended training.Clinical areas are diverse, and include clinical skills for wound management care, end of life care, medicines administrations and IVs, bladder and bowel care, amongst other duties.Each team have two senior staff, therefore, these posts are suitable for those who are newly qualified or moving from an acute setting.Staff will be required to drive their own car and have a full, clean driving licence are able to claim mileage costs and access the NHS car lease provision, following their probationary period.Together we can empower you to really make a difference to patients' lives. The very different world we are living in at the moment has given us the opportunity to rethink how we provide our services here at KCHFT.

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

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.

At KCHFT we strongly encourage 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



  • 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

Skills and abilities


  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)

Personal attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice.
  • Valid driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Hawkhurst Community Hospital


TN18 4PU

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