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Medway Community Healthcare CIC
Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) is an award winning Community Interest Company (CIC), formed in 2011, and was one of the first social enterprises in the NHS family. We are a £63 million business with around 1,350 staff working across more than 40 community health services and personalised social care services in and around Medway; caring for a population of around 280,000 people.
We have a diverse workforce offering varied and challenging roles in nursing, allied health professions, clinical support, medical and dental, administration and clerical and estates.
We're incredibly proud of what we do, and all our achievements reflect the passion, dedication and commitment demonstrated by our staff across all services. These qualities are born out of our values:
- Working in partnership
- Delivering quality and value
- Being caring and compassionate
Our vision is to be a successful, vibrant, community interest company that benefits the communities we serve. So if you share our values and want be a part of this, we would love to hear from you.
Return to Practice Nurse / AHP
Closed for applications on: 3-Dec-2022 00:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 3-Dec-2022 00:00
- Medway towns
- Medway towns
- ME8 0PZ
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Training: 12 months (developmental post for the duration of RTP programme, up to maximum 12 months)
- Full time
- Part time
- Flexible working
- £21,730 - £23,177 per annum
- Salary period
- (Band 3)
- Main area
- Nursing and AHP
Do you want to be part of an award winning and dynamic social enterprise that:
- is renowned for providing high quality care and is ranked ‘Good’ by the CQC;
- is a for-better-profit organisation, reinvesting any surplus back into our health and care services and our local community;
- is friendly, ambitious, welcomes innovation and rewards excellence;
- offers superior benefits; everything you get in the NHS and more;
- and whose achievements reflect the passion, dedication and commitment demonstrated by our staff across all services?
Our vision is to be a successful, vibrant, community interest company that benefits the communities we serve. So if you want be a part of this, we would love to hear from you.
Are you an experienced nurse or AHP who has been on a career break? Do you miss caring for patients? If you have let your registration lapse but would like to get back to working in healthcare, we can help.
Here at Medway Community Healthcare our staff are our biggest asset. We are always looking for committed healthcare professionals to join us.
We can offer you:
- Funding course costs
- Employment as an Healthcare Assistant or Rehabilitation Assistant dependent on professional background, B3 during your training. This will allow you to earn whilst you learn
- Work directly with practice assessor / educators and supervisors
- Protected learning time to attend university and complete placement hours (Nursing only)
- Access to additional learning opportunities to achieve the NMC RTP competencies or HCPC requirements.
- Access to regular clinical supervision and support from our Practice Development Nurses or AHP Education Lead
- Preceptorship programme post programme completion
- Access to clinical induction and competency development
- Access to simulation learning in simulation suite.
- Development opportunities
- NHS pension and Annual leave
For further details please contact Practice Development Team via email MEDCH.Practicedevelopment@nhs.net
Or telephone 07816088734
This is a training post to allow completion of return to practice programme. You will work as part of the Nursing or AHP Team to deliver patient-centred care within our Inpatient/Palliative Care/Long Term Conditions or Community teams.
The Nursing post holder is required to complete an NMC validated Return to Practice Programme with either University of Greenwich or Canterbury Christ Church University:
- Attending timetabled study sessions, as per university requirements and engaging in independent study
- Completing minimum150-450 hours of supervised practice in their clinical placement, dependent on length of time away from practice, achieving all competencies.
- Successfully passing both elements of the programme (academic and clinical).
The AHP post holder is required to develop clinical and professional competence to meet the standards of proficiency to be readmitted to the Health Care Professions Council register.
- Complete HCPC recommended minimum requirements to update clinical skills dependent on length of time away from practice.
- 2-5 years out of clinical practice – 30 days of updating your skills and knowledge
- 5 years or over out of your profession – 60 days of updating your skills and knowledge.
- Update your skills through supervised practise, formal study and self directed learning
- Successfully being accepted onto the HCPC register.
Working for our organisation
- This is your chance to join a progressive and innovative service in a social enterprise that is patient and staff focused - you’ll even have the opportunity to become an MCH shareholder.
- We encourage staff to get involved in exploring new ways of working and service development.
- We’ll provide well established, in-service training, one to one supervision, and appraisals with regular support.
- You’ll be able to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team.
- MCH encourages all staff to be double COVID vaccinated to protect themselves, their colleagues, their family and their patients
So what are you waiting for? We can’t wait to hear from you, and look forward to receiving your application.
The small print
"Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us."
- Informal visits can be arranged on request.
- We will always appoint the best person for the job.
- We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and the scottish widows group pension scheme.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Qualifications, training, knowledge and experience
Analytical and judgemental skills
Planning and organisational skills
Responsibility for patient care
Responsibility for policy and service development
· To work within national legislation and follow policies in codes of practice
· To practice in accordance with local policies and guidelines relevant to practice
Financial and physical resources
· To be responsible for equipment and resources used in the course of their work, including equipment for patient use.
Research and development
Freedom to Act
· To practice within own sphere of practice and seeking support as needed
· To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of patients, to meet their specific needs, under the supervision of registered AHP or Nurse
Requirement for moderate physical effort on a frequent basis e.g. moving patients using mechanical equipment, re-positioning patients in awkward positions, pushing and pulling wheelchairs and trollies
Inputting at keyboard daily/use of VDU continuously
Frequent concentration required for report writing, coaching, carrying out clinical interventions/treatment
Work pattern planned however on occasion unpredictable depending on patient needs
Frequent exposure to distressing circumstances e.g. dealing with upset patients and family members in community or inpatient setting, safeguarding issues
Dealing with staff and patients with emotional or challenging behaviour/situations
Occasional exposure to aggressive and/or verbal behaviour
Frequent exposure to highly unpleasant working conditions e.g. bodily fluids, fleas, foul linen
Travelling to various sites across the organisation
We reserve the right to close this advert earlier than the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 1 week of the closing date; no discourtesy is intended in not contacting you if your application is rejected.
When completing your application, please include the email addresses and contact telephone numbers for your referees; your referees should be your line managers / course tutors for the last 3 years.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation. We guarantee interviews to applicants with disability who meet the minimum criteria as specified in the job description.
We are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
- previous HCPC or NMC registration
- University programme completed - Higher Degree or DipHE (nursing or AHP)
- yeas of experience
NMC / HCPC registration
- reasons for leaving NMC or HCPC register
- personal statement
- duration since left register
- reasons for leaving register
- RTP Job Description (PDF, 263.3KB)
- About our children's therapy service (PDF, 338.9KB)
- About our community nursing service (PDF, 255.6KB)
- About our health visiting service (PDF, 315.4KB)
- About Wisdom Hospice (PDF, 303.5KB)
- Working with us v2.6 May 2018 (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Social Value Report 2019 - 2020 (PDF, 6.6MB)
- Our flexible working commitment (PDF, 672.2KB)
Further details / informal visits contact
- Marcela Summoogum
- Job title
- Head of Clinical Education
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Additional information
Hannah Smith - AHP Education Lead
If you have problems applying, contact
- MCH House
- Bailey Drive
- Gillingham Business Park
- ME8 0PZ