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Local Care Nurse

Job Reference: 846-09018-CG

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Coxheath, Maidstone
£30,401 - £37,267 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

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

Do you believe in care that treats the whole person, not just the condition?

Join us on a journey to bring an innovative nurse-led model - that has already revolutionized community care in the Netherlands - Coxheath Maidstone

Following a successful pilot in west Kent, we’re now looking for brilliant people who think a bit differently - to be part of a nurse-led NHS team that is self-managing, can share responsibility and take decisions together.

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

In return we promise to cut the red tape, and give you the space you need to do things a different way. 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.

We are looking for candidates already holding the specialist practitioner District Nursing qualification, as staff are recruited for their experience and clinical skills, rather than the traditional Team Leader posts.

Candidates without the qualification will also be considered in acting post, as KCHFT is keen to support nurses with their development within the specialist community nursing teams.

These are full time posts, however part time will be considered.

Post vacancy site is Coxheath at Maidstone

Interviews will be held on 13th February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like to discuss this fantastic opportunity please contact

Gareth Johnston 07880 293427

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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