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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Senior District Nurse

Job Reference: 846-09801-CG

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Community Nursing
Foster Street, Maidstone
£38,890 - £44,503 pro rata per annum

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us ‘outstanding’ and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE). CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

KCHFT is rated as Outstanding by the CQC, which means we are really very good at providing care to the people in our Community and our staff think it’s great place to work.

Are you a qualified District Nurse with at least two year experience, looking to use your clinical skills & knowledge to make a difference to patients?

We are looking for Senior District Nurses who have worked at a senior level and have additional skills including non-medical prescribing. However, those currently studying for non-medical prescribing will be considered. Candidates should be working at masters level, and bring expertise such as enhanced physical assessment skills and recognised modules at level 7.

The role will support the management of our most complex patients, and provide clinical leadership for our teams, especially Long Term Conditions, Wound or End of Life care.

We are changing the skill mix of our current teams in this area, to allow clinicians to provide continuity for patients, by working together with the patient to plan their individual care needs for good outcomes.

We are supporting a team ethos approach for working together, and in response to the recognition of the increasing demand of complex patient needs, employing those with the specialist training, experience and advanced skills.

Adding this significant clinical expertise will drive the quality of our work, and produce excellent patient outcomes. As the senior nurse, this role will drive the clinical leadership for teams, whilst promoting high standards of assessment for personalized care plans, enabling excellent care delivery to patients, in their own home or within local clinics.

We are looking for people who think a bit differently - to be part of a nurse-led NHS team that is self-directed, can share responsibility and take decisions together.

You’ll need to be bold, brave, creative, and willing to take responsibility.

We’ll help you to develop your skills, and support your continued professional development as a valued colleague in one of the largest NHS Foundation trusts in the UK.

We have a full time post, 30 hours & 22.5 hours at Foster Street in Maidstone.

We welcome applications from all groups in the community and will accommodate needs and make adjustments wherever possible. We welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and those covered by the Equalities Act.

Interviews date is TBC. You will also receive a call after the advert closes to have a chat about your aspirations. Previous applicants need not apply.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameStephanie RhodesJob titleHead of Adult Long Term Community & Specialist ServicesEmail addressStephanie.rhodes2@nhs.netTelephone number07778919635Additional contact information



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. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas also receive 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

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.

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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.

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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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