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Community Staff Nurse - Upper Lea Valley

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
2 Mar 2024
Are you looking for a new challenge?Would you like the opportunity for professional development?We have a Community Nursing position available in Upper Lea Valley ICT, covering Hoddesdon, Hertford, Ware, Standon and surrounding villages.

HCT are proud to offer all newly qualified practitioners and international recruited staff a Preceptorship programme that supports their transition to autonomous, confident and competent practitioner. The annual programme will cover topics such as Patient safety, communications skills, safeguarding, quality improvement, leadership, and management. As a Preceptee you will have regular meetings with your preceptor and AHP Preceptorship lead.

If you are a student nurse, please be aware that working in an acute Trust is not compulsory before gaining your first position in the community as we provide full training and support.

Main duties of the job

Whilst this is a full time post, we welcome applications from part time candidates. We provide routine and rapid response nursing between the hours of 8am and 10pm, 7 days per week. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated nurses to join our friendly, supportive team and work alongside GPs, Therapists, Social Workers and CPN's.

This is a great place to start your nursing career or gain experience in community nursing. Our nurses gain skills in wound care, medication administration including IV therapy, bladder and bowel management and palliative care.Successful candidates will be supported by experienced senior staff and specialist nursing services. There is a varied training programme to develop your community skills, including courses provided by the University of Hertfordshire such as mentorship and prescribing.

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

The post holder is a member of the Primary Health Care Team and may take responsibility in the absenceof the Community Nursing Sister for the team and caseload.The post holder is responsible for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation ofindividualised nursing care to patients living in the community. The service is provided seven days perweek.A commitment to health promotion teaching and training is essential

Please see attached Job Description for full details

In return we can offer you: 5% of basic salary high cost area supplement

27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)One of the UK's best pension schemesSpecial Leave for family and personal reasonsNHS Car Lease SchemeEye Care VouchersEmployee Assistance ProgrammeNHS Discounts

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' (Health Service Journal). Our CQC rating is of 'Good'

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. Whilst we can sponsor fully registered candidates who live outside the UK, we are unable to pay relocation costs.

Please call us to discuss how we can meet your career needs!

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Evidence of professional development


  • Registered General Nurse

Experience and Knowledge


  • Responsible for managing a ward or team


  • Caseload management

Skills and Abilities


  • Clinical audit skills



  • 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


Hoddesdon Health Centre

High Street


EN11 8BQ

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