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Community Staff Nurse

Job Description

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provides wide-ranging NHS care for people, in their community, in a range of settings including people's own homes; nursing homes; health clinics; community hospitals; minor injury units; a walk-in centre and in mobile units.

We are one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of about 14 million. We employ 5,000 staff, including community nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, and many other healthcare professionals.

Our vision is to deliver excellent services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need to have outstanding people who share a common set of values and aspirations.

Our values (CARE) demonstrate that the Trust acts with integrity and professionalism. CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate

  • Aspirational

  • Responsive

  • Excellence

Have you considered Community nursing?

We currently have a vacancy within our Community Nursing Team based at Blackthorns Medical Centre, Maidstone for a Community Staff Nurse. The team cover both town and rural practice population and are based within the town.

This is a full-time post, but part time hours will be considered.

Our community nurses work closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary teams, including our GP’s, local Hospices, Complex Care nurses, Health and Social Care Coordinators, Specialist nurses and Therapist colleagues. The teams are also supported by our Rapid Response team, and utilize our community hospitals for patients' rehabilitation.

Your responsibilities will be:

• To visit patients in their own homes as well as residential care homes and provide a comprehensive range of clinical nursing activities.
• Administer IV drugs, complex wound management, health promotion and medicines management, End of life care, and symptom controls, as well as a high standard of holistic assessment and care planning are examples of the sort of skills you would need to demonstrate, or be willing to learn as a Community Staff Nurse.

What we can offer you
• A supportive environment with opportunities for further career development.
• Additional training in clinical skills as well as aiming towards the Community Nursing degree.
• A strong in house training programme, as well as an excellent link with our partner universities and for newly qualified staff we offer preceptorship.
• A mentorship qualification is required to support our student nurses but a successful candidate will be supported to achieve this if required.

The service responds to the nursing needs of patients of all ages, therefore you will be required to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills. You must be able to travel around the Trust in a timely manner.

Interviews will be held on 3rd November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Sue Rose on  ( Phone number removed ) 

As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements.

For Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust also receive an allowance of a 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary up to a maximum of £1,652. Please note that this element does not apply the bank positions.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email with regards to interview details.

Please note that where the salary stated above is based on full time working it should be pro rata for part time working.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

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 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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