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Community staff nurse

Employer
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Tunbridge Wells
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
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 are looking for a Band 5 Community Staff Nurse to join one of our well-established Community Nursing teams based at Abbey Court,Tunbridge Wells to support the development of this service. As a well-established team, we can offer experience and knowledge tosupport your 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.

Tunbridge Wells is easily accessible from Heathfield, East Sussex via the A267, East Grinstead via A264, and Cranbrook via the A21 within 30 minutes.

The team supports patients from GP practices within the Tunbridge Wells PCN Primary Care Network (PCN). This PCN covers Pembury, Langton Green, Frant, Bidborough Ridge and surrounding areas.

Additional Working Pattern: Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm with rotational weekends

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • 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)


Desirable

  • Mentoring qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of recent community/acute healthcare gained through education or work experience placement or previous employment


Knowledge

Essential

  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS Knowledge of up to date clinical practice


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written) Ability to organise own work Ability to cope with change Ability to use own initiative


Personal attributes

Essential

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


Ability to manage

Essential

  • 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

Address

Abbey Court

Tunbridge Wells

TN4 9TF

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846-6394094-CF

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