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Community Specialist Practitioner

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Be at the heart of our community!

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Community Specialist Practitioner within our friendly Community Integrated Care Team in Upper Lea Valley!

Main duties of the job

The Specialist Practitioner will work within the Integrated team of Community Nurses, Therapists, CPNs and Social Workers. You will have responsibility for ensuring all health and social care needs are met to improve health outcomes, functional status and quality of life. This will lead to increased patient choice and prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital and reduce the stay of necessary hospital admissions.

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.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will be an excellent communicator and work well both individually and within a team. You will be patient focused and have the ability to undertake clinical assessments to arrive at a differential diagnosis, start, plan and evaluate care. You will also have organisational and time management skills and be able to demonstrate leadership skills across the inter-professional team. An extensive experience of working with older people is required and evidence of continuing professional knowledge and development,

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).

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a maximum payment of �1,845 per annum (pro rata where applicable).

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.

We are committed to supporting flexible working options for staff, wherever possible, and welcome discussions on flexible working patterns to support our staff to maintain a healthy work life balance.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RN First Level Nurse/AHP.
  • Community Nursing Qualification or equivalent post registration advanced AHP qualification.
  • Specialist Practitioner or equivalent AHP.
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber - mandatory to pass and practice.
  • Demonstrates a high level of relevant clinical experience.

Experience and Knowledge


  • Extensive experience working with older people.
  • Continuing professional knowledge and development.
  • Experience of teaching and mentorship.
  • Change management and leadership skills.

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of ability to communicate both verbally and in writing at all levels in multi-disciplinary forum and with users and carers.
  • Demonstrate competence in 'top to toe' assessment
  • Demonstrate competence in safe medicines prescribing
  • Demonstrate competence in phlebotomy
  • Demonstrate competence in administration of intravenous therapy



  • 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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