Nursing Times Awards Finalist for Improving Staff Experience
Join a staff-led social enterprise where we are committed to providing first-rate care, through our first-rate people, offering first-rate value to our local community. We provide NHS Community services offering a friendly face with highly-rated, well run services, delivered by our skilled people.
The foundation of our organisation is built so that our people can share in ownership and decision making for delivering great care. Our staff continue to go the extra mile, connecting with others in healthcare and beyond to support people in our community.
We believe First Community is a great place to have a career and develop your potential. We offer:
- Every member of staff to become a shareholder. As a symbol of commitment to patient services and gives staff a real opportunity to propose innovations and ideas.
- Flexible Retirement Schemes with both The Pensions Trust and the NHS Pensions Scheme.
- Added social value – We give a proportion of our surplus back by investing in our local community to assist local health and well-being.
- Inclusive, friendly, community – We maintain a ‘Floor to Board in 5 Minutes’ principle which means that staff can contact any Board member at any time.
- Training and development including clinical supervision, mentorship, preceptorship support and career development.
- Salary Sacrifice Schemes including a car salary sacrifice scheme and child care vouchers.
- Your well-being – We have extended our Friends and Family Test to include staff feedback. Our scores are above the national average.
- Live out our values – we have a Behaviours Framework to help our staff build our values into their objectives and live out our values externally.
5% welcome bonus for all registered nurses
We currently have vacancies for staff nurse posts and are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and dynamic band 5 qualified nurses to join our dedicated Evening and Night Community nursing service across East Surrey. Working as part of a highly skilled multidisciplinary team you will need to possess excellent clinical and communication skills.
This out of hours community service provide quality nursing care to clients in their own homes. Experience can be gained in the management of a variety of conditions from promotion of self -management to more complex chronic conditions and end of life care. Experience in Community Nursing is desirable.The teams operate seven days a week and require a flexible approach to working including some weekends and bank holidays.
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to drive, have a car suitable for business purposes, and a clean driving licence.
FCH&C is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expects all staff to share this commitment. FCH&C will support personal development through the annual appraisal process and in house training. An Induction course is mandatory.
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.
Our preferred method of contact is by email. Please check your email regularly following the closing date.
Successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.
Recruitment and Retention Premium
For posts where the Recruitment and Retention Premium apply, successful applicants will receive the RRP of 5% in three instalments, as outlined below
2% payment upon starting (payable in the first months’ salary) then;
15% payable after 6 months service subject to satisfactory completion of their probationary period and satisfactory attendance then;
15% payable after a further 6 months service subject to satisfactory performance and attendance.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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