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Community Staff Nurse Rapid Response

Job Description

Do you really want to make a difference? Do you want to help patients remain living independently in their own homes working within a multi-disciplinary team? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Staff Nurses to join our Rapid Response Team based in The Bungalow, Tonbridge Cottage hospital, Tonbridge. The West Kent Rapid Response Team works from 2 bases, Coxheath and Tonbridge, and cross site working is actively promoted. The team operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year

The role is diverse, and the team work closely with other services to avoid admission to hospital, facilitate early discharge and provide unscheduled care to patients in their own homes. You will be supervising Health Care Assistants and mentoring Student Nurses.

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a plethora of training opportunities and protected time is given during working hours to attend.

Good communication skills both written and verbal are essential. You will be required to maintain a close working relationship with a range of other professionals within the Multi Disciplinary Team. If you are the kind of person who is passionate about providing a quality service then we would like to hear from you.

As you will be visiting patients in their own homes you must be able to travel around the Trust in a timely manner.

Part time hours may be considered.

Interviews will be held on the 7th November 2016.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Cluster Leader:
Chuks Oriahi on  ( Phone number removed )  or via email at ( Email address removed )
Cluster Leader:
Maureen Stephens on  ( Phone number removed )  or via email at ( Email address removed )

Chuks Oriahi on  ( Phone number removed )  or via email at ( Email address removed )

KCHFT is one of the largest community health providers in England. Our mission is to provide excellent care for the 14 million people we serve, with a carefully spent budget of £230million, and to improve the health of our local communities. We train a first-class 5,500-strong workforce, made up of community nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, podiatrists and many other healthcare professionals, capable of meeting our many challenges. As well as providing compassionate care in people's homes and a range of community settings, we have 12 community hospitals.

In return for your skills and commitment we offer wide-ranging staff benefits including real investment in personalised career development, flexible working, childcare vouchers, final salary pension scheme and in-house discounts.

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.

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 Contact Fraud Service 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.

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