Band 6 Community Nursing Sister

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
Are you a registered nurse with community experience looking to develop your clinical skills and leadership in a supportive and friendly community team? Do you want to work in a dynamic team that encourages staff to flourish and reach their potential, offering training opportunities to enhance your professional development? Look no further!

North Herts Integrated Community Team are seeking motivated and enthusiastic Community Nursing Sisters to join our friendly, supportive and Gold Accredited Team. You will be working alongside our nursing support staff, therapy staff and Hospital@Home team to provide safe, effective, and high quality care to our patients within their own homes. We understand how important it is to have time to settle in to a new team all staff joining our team are provided with a thorough 4-6 week induction period. Here, you will have the chance to work as a supernumerary member of the team, shadowing numerous staff in various roles within and outside of our team before working independently.

Main duties of the job

The North Herts Integrated Community Team is an expanding and evolving service. We provide a wide range of nursing led care to people within their own homes. As a nurse in our team, you will be supported to develop and broaden your skill set. To achieve this, we facilitate our staff to access an extensive training and education programme, as well a range of personal and professional development opportunities including the PgDip Specialist Community Nursing course and prescribing courses. We also offer training in leadership and management to support you to manage your team effectively. In order to support your clinical and professional development, we provide regular supervision, held alternatively with a matron and manager.

Our service operates 8am - 10pm, 365 days a year. We can offer flexible working patterns and pride ourselves on working with our staff to ensure their work schedule supports a healthy work life balance. We are happy to consider full or part time applicants.

A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

Please be aware that if you are applying from overseas, we expect overseas candidates to have FULL registration with the NMC (including an OSCE pass), if you do not have full NMC registration, unfortunately your application will not be successful.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust visionWe welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and ages

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our Community Nursing Sisters are committed to teamwork, have excellent communication and decision making skills and consistently work collaboratively with other professionals within HCT and beyond. Our Community Nursing Sisters regularly attend Gold Standard Framework meetings, to discuss care of palliative patients with a wider network of health care staff, and are often included in other MDT working such as safeguarding meetings and supporting the voluntary sector where possible. We aim to provide a high standard of patient care using an evidence-based framework.

Successful applicants will be responsible for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation ofindividualised nursing care to patients living in the community. You will manage a caseload of a smaller area within the locality, working with your team to oversee high quality care for all our patients. You will act as a role model for your team, to foster an environment of openness and honesty thus enabling excellent patient care.

A commitment to health promotion teaching and training is essential, to optimise our patients ability to self-manage their health needs and engage them in maintaining their wellbeing.

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Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Mentor/Preceptor/998 or equivalent
  • Specialist Nursing Practice(District Nursing) Degree or will undertake training
  • Nurse Prescribing or will undertake training
  • Evidence of personal development



  • Evidence of experience at band 5 Community Nurse level
  • Management of a team
  • Management of change within a complex environment
  • Experience of teaching others



  • Communicating within a multi discipline team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Management of change
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its implications

Other requirements


  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust


Robertson House Level 1 NHS

Six Hills Way



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