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.
Our Trust provides a wide range of care in people's homes, children's centres, local health centres and in its community hospitals. We employ around 3,000 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. All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum 'essential' criteria for the post as detailed in the person specification will be interviewed.
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 a registered nurse? If so we have a place for you in our Community Adults Health Services - St Albans team based in Sandridge Gate, providing excellent patient care to people in their own home.
Joining our Community Adults Health Services - St Albans & Harpenden team will mean you will be pivotal in providing a quality, responsive and well-coordinated service to your housebound patients in St Albans, Harpenden and surrounding areas.
You will work alongside a team of multidisciplinary professionals providing personalised nursing care to patients in their own homes through a wide and varied range of nursing skills and activities.
You will also ensure that special emphasis is placed on the provision of care to prevent hospital admissions as well as providing nursing care to your housebound patients.
You will have the added support of working under the direction of both a band 6 nurse and band 7 Locality Clinical Lead. You will have access to training in line with your professional development needs. This includes palliative care, long term conditions, wound care and IV therapy to name but a few. Previous community familiarity is desirable, however further training and development will be available to you and you will also be given the opportunity to enhance your existing nursing knowledge and skills through mentorship and training.
Our service is provided from 08.00 to 22.00 seven days a week, including weekends and bank holidays. As a specialist in the provision of community services we have been assessed as 'good' by the CQC.
So what do you need to join our team?
• To be a Registered Nurse
• Have an understanding of community nursing practice
• Passion to deliver high quality care to patients with long term conditions in community settings
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• To work flexible shift patterns, between 08.00 to 22.00 seven days a week
If you have the registration, passion and ability to enhance our services, then we would like to hear from you.
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 minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum (pro rata where applicable).
For further details / informal visits contact:
Samantha Perry, Deputy Locality Manager on Apply