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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/10/2019.

Community Nurse

Job Reference: 812-19-092-CAHS-EN-B

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Community Nursing
Bishops Stortford, Stort Valley and villages
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata

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.

  • Are you looking for a new challenge?

  • Would you like to be part of a progressive team within Hertfordshire Community Trust?

  • Would you like the opportunity for professional development?

We have a vacancy for a band 5 Community Staff Nurse in Stort Valley, covering the areas of Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Much Hadham and surrounding villages.

This role would suit a soon to qualify student nurse as we provide full training and support.

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.

We also welcome applications from existing band 5s who are looking for a community based role.

The successful candidate will:

  • provide routine and prevention of admission nursing between the hours of 8am and 10pm, 7 days per week

  • be an enthusiastic and motivated nurse

  • join our friendly, supportive team and work alongside GPs, Therapists, Social Workers and Community Psychiatric Nurses

  • have 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 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.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the ‘Top 100 Best Places to Work’ (HSJ/Nursing Times).

In return, we can offer you:

  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum pro rata)

  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays

  • One of the UK's best pension schemes

  • Special Leave for family and personal reasons

  • NHS Car Lease Scheme

  • Eye Care Vouchers

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • NHS Discounts

We welcome informal visits to come and meet the team!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Donna Cooling, Locality Manager 07799 413832

Devon Whitnall, Deputy Locality Manager 07786334470

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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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