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School Staff Nurse - West

Job Reference: 846-09106-CH

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
School Public Health Service
Larkfield Health Centre, Larkfield
£24,214 - £30,112 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen within School Public Health to work within a warm, friendly and dedicated team. We have a vacancy for a School Staff Nurse to work within West Kent for the School Public Health service.

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare providers in the country and we know how important it is to make sure our children and families are getting the right support and care.

Here are the great reasons to come and work for us:

  1. We are committed to providing the best care for our children young people and their families.
  2. We listen to you, value you and embrace new ideas - we want all colleagues to contribute to the direction of the service.
  3. We value our colleagues and are committed to your professional development - we want you, and your career, to flourish.
  4. We offer excellent training and support further education.
  5. We offer amazing benefits to our colleagues, such as: Salary sacrifice schemes for bikes, cars and home electronics, Flofit – our very own fitness programme, childcare vouchers, discounts at a number of high street retailers and a fast-track physiotherapy service.
  6. We pledge to change the way we think and act about mental health and have invested in our 'Time to Change' champions.
  7. We believe in using quality improvement tools to 'cut the red tape', implement new ideas and reduce bureaucracy.
  8. We are rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
  9. We CARE.

Applicants will need to have good IT knowledge and demonstrate excellent communication and assessment skills; a robust understanding of client confidentiality and Information Governance is a must. The successful candidates will be expected to work with and have input into the processes and structures within the School Health Service and have the ability to prioritise within a fast paced environment.

If you feel you can evidence the necessary skills required for this position, we would love to hear from you and look forward to receiving your application form. Successful applicants are required to have the qualification level specified in the person specification in order to carry out the job.

Car owner/driver essential, subject to the provisions of the Equality Act (2010).

Interviews will be held on 20th February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jean Ravenna; Team Coordinator - West Team - 07795 256 891;

Michele Ellis, Team Coordinator - North Team - 07391 860956;

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.

UK Registration

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

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