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Urgent Care Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable Urgent Care Service Nurse to join our strong and progressive team in Folkestone. You will share the CARE values of the trust and work within a close-knit group of people who bring the feeling of community to the team through their hard work and dedication to the people of the area.

The Urgent Care Service in Kent is encouraging innovative change to ensure that patient care is holistic and needs-led. We are a consultant led team of Doctors, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Nurses and Health Care Assistants specialised in delivering short term hospital level care to people in the home environment.

Community is the heart of our trust and we are working with primary care colleagues locally to respond to the needs of our patients and we want you to be part of this change. We aim to respond to referrals within 2 hours and will arrange to visit to assess, diagnose, treat and implement care strategies that will enable our patients to remain safe and well in the comfort of their own home. Folkestone is made up of a diverse patient group with complex needs and by working in a community-based way we can ensure that services are targeted and patient-focused, and we are proactive in our input and response.

Main duties of the job

You will play a vital role in our multidisciplinary services managing patients with complex needs in the community. You will do this by completing comprehensive frailty assessments and working with our patients and their families to build clear plans based on current healthcare needs but also the wishes and preferences for future care.

You'll have the freedom to plan care in your own way, with time to develop your assessment and treatment skills, and access to structured supervision and a clinical lead to make sure you are received the support necessary.

You'll be supporting junior colleagues with clinical development, helping them to reach their potential and develop the workforce of the future.

You will be required to drive between patient homes and work sites and will need to provide your own transport to achieve this.

We as a trust will support with learning, development and progression. For further information of career pathways, see link below.

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

See where you can go with KCHFTcareer pathways

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



  • Registered health care professional (NMC or HCPC registration) / minimum of 2 years of experience in health improvement environment Must have valid UK NMC PIN


  • Evidence of Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice (examples non-medical prescribing mentorship, coaching, clinical expertise) Health related degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 6 PTLLS/DTLLS, PGCE or Certificate in Education Management or supervisory qualification or experience of study Working towards Master level study



  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in area of practice Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience


  • 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/ RiO)



  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks and NICE guidance to relevant to care setting and its application across health care services Evidence of continued relevant professional development and implementation in practice within the last 12 months

Skills and Abilities


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups Strong influencing and negotiating skills

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to manage and lead change Ability to work under pressure Flexible and adaptable Must hold a full valid UK driver's licence and have access to a car

Ability to Manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, considering Trust policies and procedures. Ability to manage own time effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Westcliff House, Westcliff Gardens,


CT20 1FH

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