We’re good and it’s not just us saying it – more than 97 per cent of our patients tell us they are satisfied with the service we provide and the Care Quality Commission has rated us as ‘good’ too. Could there be a better time to join us as a registered healthcare professional? We think not, especially as we have just become a foundation trust.
So, here’s who you need to be to join our inspiring team working across east Kent and the south Kent coast. We want to recruit enthusiastic and motivated team leaders/community nurses, physiotherapists and occupational and speech and language therapists who contribute towards achieving excellent standards of care for our patients in the community.
You’ll be able to use all your skills as our caseload is as diverse as the communities we serve and you can demonstrate your ability to work autonomously, where appropriate. We are keen to make sure the people we employ are looked after; we believe in developing our teams to become the very best they can be. In return for your passion, skills and commitment, we offer benefits including career development, childcare vouchers, the NHS pension scheme and a lease car programme (for eligible staff).
As a flexible employer, we can offer part-time, full-time hours or annualised hours, flexible working and fixed-term contracts because we understand that no matter how important your career is, you may have commitments as well. If you think community care isn’t you, think again. It’s exciting, challenging and different every day. Just ask the teams already contributing towards achieving excellent standards of care for our patients in the community. Our caseload is as diverse as the communities we serve.
In some of our vacancies, you do need to be flexible and able to work unsociable hours. We realise that sometimes people not only change jobs, they also opt to change their lifestyle, so if you are considering moving to Kent, re-location packages may be available.
In addition to qualified nurses, we welcome applications from those awaiting to qualify this September and those seeking to return to practice.
If you’re new to the area, you will fall in love with Kent and we think you may fall in love with the idea of working for us too.
“I love my job… because as a community nurse, I have the time to care for all the patient’s needs”.
Join us today and you can feel like this. We know that our best assets are our staff and so we value the people who work for us and we reward them. No two days are the same when you are a community nurse.
Meet Mary. Her role as a Band 5 nurse has her mainly working in Dover and Deal, but her caseload of patients is as varied as they come.
And it is this that keeps Mary interested. Whether it be end of life care for patients in their homes or helping people to manage long-term conditions with complex needs, Mary loves to going to work.
She gets to use her wound management skills, support and advise patients with continuing treatments and therapies and carry out diagnostic tests. She gets to know her patients.
Community nursing isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life.