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Band 5 Staff Nurse / Therapist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 5 Staff Nurse or Therapist, with knowledge and experience in discharge planning and pathways, to join our Community Transfer of Care Hub!

In the Community Transfer of Care Hub you will manage all referrals into the Discharge to Assess Pathways across Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley. You will work alongside a talent multi-disciplinary team of alongside integrated discharge nurses, therapists, rehabilitation and healthcare assistants and an administrator to assist in discharge planning across acute hospital services.

Gravesham Community Hospital is located a short distance from St Georges Shopping Centre and is surrounded by well-known food establishments and local coffee shops making it an ideal location to be based from.

Whilst you will be based at Gravesham Community Hospital, you will be required to travel to local acute hospitals to provide in-reach support to meet the needs of the service and you’ll also be expected to visit patients in their homes and in care homes to undertake assessments in line with our "Home First" approach. Therefore, a driving license and access to a car for work purposes is essential for this role.

You will also be expected to visit patients in their homes and in care homes to undertake assessments in line with our "Home First" approach

Therefore, a driving license and access to a car for work purposes is essential for this role.

Main Responsibility

As a Band 5 Staff Nurse or Therapist you will:

  • Undertake patient care needs assessment to identify on-going support required for a safe acute hospital discharge
  • Visit patients in their homes to undertake face to face assessments of patient needs.
  • Source appropriate care provision in the correct setting to meet these needs. 
  • Ensure sourced care provision is Implemented from the point of hospital discharge.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, carers and all partner organisations
  • Maintain accurate patient records in line with professional and organisational requirements
  • Implement and work to ensure evidence-based care/best practice.
  • Initiate health promotion activities with individuals, patients, and carers.
  • Provide in-reach assistance to the acute hospitals by providing expertise in community services to improve discharge and flow for pathways 1, 2 and 3.
  • Undertake mentorship training, facilitate the teaching and learning experiences for all students and colleagues.
  • Be responsible for liaising with external agencies to expedite Transfer of Care Packages and Nursing Home/ residential Home placements.

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached job description

The Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have / be:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) or registered Therapists (OT / Physio) with current live PIN on NMC register or HCPC register
  • Be able to make decisions under pressure
  • Able to act autonomously
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Ability to communicate at every level and effectively and sensitively in difficult situations
  • Able to accurately assess, monitor and document risk

As this role requires travel , a driving license and access to a car is required for this role.

Package Description

You will feel valued as a Band 5 Staff Nurse or Therapist with HCRG Care Group based at Gravesham Community Hospital, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

  • £28,407 - £34,581 Band 5 Salary with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling 
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise 
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care.

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We're a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn't happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and well need to close it earlier than the date we've shown here. If you're keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

To find out more about HCRG Care Group, please visit

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