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Special School Nurse

Employer
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashford
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable qualified Special school Nurse to join our caring and progressive team in Ashford.

We're a close team but we're never exclusive, if you can bring a professional approach and fresh ideas we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Our school nursing teams provide support to families with children aged five to 19. This is a varied and interesting role, working closely with local schools to provide the best possible start in life for Kent children.

As a band 5 school nurse you will work as part of a team to keep children safe and well in Ashford. You will use your clinical judgment to support evidence-based care planning and make sure that children and families who use our services have a good experience.

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.

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

Qualification

Essential

  • Registered paediatric nurse


Desirable

  • Mentorship qualification


Experience

Essential

  • With children in range of settings


Desirable

  • Experience with complex needs children


Skills

Essential

  • Experience of teaching/training and assessments


Desirable

  • experience with enteral feeding, tracheostomies


Aptitude

Essential

  • Reliable, hardworking, reflective, team player


Desirable

  • IT knowledge


Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wyvern school

Ashford

TN23 4ER

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

846-6390018-EP

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