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Community Nurse

Job Reference: 812-19-120-CAHS-HV

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Community Nurse
St Pauls Hemel Hempstead, Hemel Hempstead
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata if applicable

Voted one of the best places to work by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is one of a new generation of NHS Community Trust’s working across Hertfordshire. We provide a range of health services for adults and children who live across Hertfordshire.

Our services are vast and range from school nursing and health visiting for children and young people, to district nurses, diabetes services, rehabilitation in community hospitals, as well as other specialist services for adults and children. We deliver our services in people's homes, children's centres, local health centres and in its community hospitals. We employ around 2,500 members of staff who are at the forefront of NHS care and support.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and encourage applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We support staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Trust Values underpin the work we do each day, and we welcome applicants who share the same values.

Hertsmere Community Adult Health Services (CAHS) Team is a dynamic, caring and compassionate team delivering excellent care to patients in their own homes and in residential care settings across a small but diverse locality. The team are supported by a friendly, experienced clinical leadership team who come from a variety of professional backgrounds. The team prides itself on being inclusive, friendly and committed to looking after their patients and each other. We are an integrated multidisciplinary team, who work closely together to facilitate hospital discharges, prevent hospital admissions, and to provide ongoing scheduled care in the community. We have strong links with our local GP surgeries and other provider organisations including adult social care, adult mental health, voluntary sector organisations and our internal specialist services.


Locality Manager, John Harle, says;

“I have had the pleasure of leading the Hertsmere CAHS team for 18 months now and in this time have seen the dynamic of the team positively shift from silo and small team working to delivering a whole team joined-up approach. The team are very adaptable and are not afraid to come up with new ideas and solutions to progress how we deliver care to our local residents.”


There is a strong local commitment to staff development and quality, with at least one nurse each year successfully completing the Specialist Practice District Nurse degree for the last few years, a Tissue Viability Specific Interest post and champions within the team to link with the specialist services. Other university modules such as the V300 prescribing course and internal courses such as top to toe assessment are available. The Clinical Leads provide regular Quality Assurance update training to the whole team as well as 1:1 competence development and supervision and they are experienced with supporting newly qualified nurses through their preceptorship period.


We can offer you:

Comprehensive induction with a bespoke development plan for new-to-community staff

Broad suite of online and face-to face training packages and modules.

Highly supportive mentorship for newly qualified and experienced staff

Access to a lease car scheme

Eye Care Vouchers

Employee assistance Programme - Staff health and wellbeing service


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)


This post also attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum (pro rata where applicable)


The Hertsmere CAHS is one of four Herts Valleys localities that will be transitioning to Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust on 01/10/2019 alongside our colleagues from the referral hub, bed-based units, specialist and corporate services.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Smith - 07789935402


After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

We will communicate any interview arrangements with applicants via e-mail so it is advisable that you check the email address you give on your application on a regular basis.

All new appointments (excluding all Medical & Dental doctors) are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application being delayed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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