Staff Nurse Rapid Response

Kent Community Health
Coxheath/Tonbridge, Coxheath/Tonbridge
Competitive salary
16 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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

We are looking for Registered Nurses to join our Rapid Response Team in West Kent. 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 carry out holistic assessments, develop integrated care packages, support junior staff and actively participate in a multi-professional team to ensure high quality care is provided to our patients.

The West Kent Rapid Response Team works from 2 bases, Coxheath and Tonbridge, cross site working is expected. The team operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

You will be supervising Assistant Practitioners, Health Care Assistants and mentoring Student Nurses and Trainee Nurse Associates.

Caring for people in the community requires specialist knowledge and skills, we will develop you through our excellent educational opportunities that range from degrees to Apprenticeship- schemes.

Excellent 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.

This is a community based post therefore full UK driving licence and access to a car is essential.

Part time hours / night shift only contract would be considered to support an individuals home/work life balance.

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 will be held via Microsoft Teams on 9th and 10th March 2021. You will also receive a call after the advert closes to have a chat about your aspirations.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Maureen Stephens

Job title Team Coordination Lead Urgent Care

Email address

Telephone number 07391861723

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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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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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