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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Specialist Practitioner District Nurse Team Lead - Tonbridge

Job Reference: 846-10043-CG

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Tonbridge, Tonbridge
£31,365 - £37,890 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

Are you an experienced senior nurse looking to move to the community setting?

Could you give better care to patients if you had more time and freedom to do things a different way?

We are looking for senior nurses to join our Community Nursing teams, as part of the new investment for community health care. Candidates will be expected to have experience at senior level, and bring advanced clinical skills.

Those holding the District Nursing qualification will be prioritised, however candidates moving to the community from other areas with senior transferable clinical skills will be considered for this post.

KCHFT is committed to supporting staff with advanced learning, and give opportunity to complete the specialist practitioner course.

Our current team skill mix has been reviewed to incorporate more senior nurses within the community, enabling them to manage complex patients towards self-care.

With more allocated time to spend with patients, and freedom to do things a different way, our community nursing team will enable patients to self-manage, and gain independence.

We are looking for senior staff who think a bit differently - to be part of a nurse-led NHS team, 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 trusts in the UK.

This is a full time post, however 30 hours will be considered

Interviews are scheduled for WC 8th December 2020. You will also receive a call after the advert closes to have a chat about your aspirations.

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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameStephanie RhodesJob titleHead of Adult Long Term Community & Specialist ServicesEmail addressStephanie.rhodes2@nhs.netTelephone number07778919635

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.

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.

For important information about how your application is processed, please refer to the 'completing application guidance' document.'

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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