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Community Nursing
NHS AFC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Maidstone Locality
£31,696 - £41,787 pro rata per annum
04/03/2018 23:59
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Clinical Lead

NHS AFC: Band 7

The NHS is transforming, and you can play a part.

More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join our team.

We are Kent’s leading provider of NHS services in the community, and we’re looking for highly motivated Clinical Lead Nurse to join Quex Primary care Team covering 3 GP surgeries, Birchington, Minster and Westgate.

The Clinical Lead Band 7 Nurse is responsible for line management and support to the Team Leaders, and support proactive management of their caseloads, whilst developing staff with clinical skills. The  Clinical Lead will offer experience and guidance to manage the more complex patients, assist teaching clinical skills and competency sign off to ensure standards are met.

This role provides assurance for our quality agenda, and allows the opportunity to develop management experience, whilst retaining a clinical leadership role. To support the teams within the clusters to provide high quality care ensuring that the Patients’ best interests are at the centre of service delivery.

We are looking for an experienced community Team Leader, or senior clinician looking to further their skills and career. The successful applicant will support the community Team Leaders to deliver a high standard of care, working closely with GP's, practice nurses, specialist Services, Social Services, Hospice and other MDT partners to provide an integrated approach caring for patients in their own homes.

Applicants require the specialist practitioner community degree or equivalent, and should be experienced within the Community setting.

The Clinical Lead will focus on enhancing the quality of life for people with long-term conditions, helping people to recover from episodes of ill health and caring for those requiring End of Life care.

The ideal candidate for this role will have excellent communication skills, be passionate about empowering patients, collaborate with others to deliver high quality care along a care pathway and across organisational boundaries. They will be innovative in how care can be delivered in the future. They will also be prepared to undertake additional education and training to support professional development.

If you have a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients who are recovering from illness, or in need of rehabilitation or extra support, we would love to hear from you.

We can give you support to develop your skills, and a real commitment to your personal and continued professional development, in one of the largest NHS community organisations in the UK.


Six great reasons to #cometocommunity


  • We’re rated as one of the top places to work by the Health Service Journal.
  • We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission
  • We provide excellent training opportunities
  • We’re a foundation trust and have a Kent County Council Healthy Business Award.
  • We are committed to providing the best care we can for our patients
  • We listen to you, value you and want your career to flourish.Not convinced? Come and meet the team and see us in action - we would love to meet you!Drop in anytime on these dates to meet the team find out why there’s never been a better time to come to community
  • For more information or to arrange a visit to see us in action please call: Annmarie Hirst on 01843 854285

This is a full time post.

Vacancy site: Quex community nursing teams: Birchington, Minster and Westgate surgeries.

Interview to be held on 12th March 2018.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Annmarie Hirst on 01843 854285

If you have problems applying, contact

01474 360750