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Band 5 Childrens Community Nurse

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Watford, Hertfordshire (GB)
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Oct 2021
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Are you a Children’s Nurse looking for a new challenge?

Are you a newly qualified/soon to qualify Children’s Nurse?

A vacancy has arisen due to internal promotion and we are currently recruiting for a band 5 nurse, we will consider a newly qualified nurse and offer a comprehensive preceptorship programme.

The friendly Children’s Community Nursing Team in West Hertfordshire is committed to providing excellent nursing care to children in all appropriate community settings particularly the child’s home, thus minimising the effects of hospitalisation on the sick child. The work is rewarding and varied, requiring flexible clinical skills.

The work includes:

  • Ambulatory care such as intravenous medication
  • Palliative Care of children
  • Post-operative care
  • The ongoing Nursing Management of Children with chronic conditions, including oncology, juvenile arthritis and Respiratory conditions
  • The Nursing Care of Children with Complex Needs
  • Mobile working is currently being used by the team

The team has a base in Watford. It operates 7 days a week between 08:00-18:00 and extends to 24 hour care when required for end of life care. We are currently trialling extended hours until 20:00 Monday-Friday. Weekend cover and on call for end of life care is provided by Nurses working at Band 6 and above. We work closely with our colleagues in Watford General Hospital from where most of our referrals are made.

There is commitment to ongoing educational development of staff to meet the changing needs of Children’s Nursing. We welcome applicants who wish to work full time part time or job share working across the 7 day rota.

In return, we can offer you:

  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845 per annum pro rata)
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • One of the UK's best pension scheme
  • Special Leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS 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 for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

If you would like to join our friendly and welcoming please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you! 



We welcome applicants with a BAME background. The Trust has an active BAME Staff Network and runs programmes such as Talent 3-5 and Talent 6-7 to promote development of staff from BAME backgrounds. Come and join us.

Please note, if we experience a high level of interest in this role the vacancy may be closed prior to the advertised closing date, so please be sure to make your application as soon as possible - Apply now and be in the first 10 applicants.

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.

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

All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.  

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. 

For further information and/or to apply click the apply button.


Here at HCT our success is based on the quality of the services we provide, whether that's on the frontline or in a support role. Everyone in our team plays a vital role in making sure patients receive the care they deserve, as well as maintaining our reputation as NHS trust passionate about the community it serves.

What we offer

There are many reasons for joining Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT). We offer a huge range of opportunities for clinical and support staff.

Some of the reasons for coming on board with us:

  • Voted one of the top 100 NHS trusts to work for in the country
  • A friendly team
  • Passionate about patient care
  • A culture supporting and empowering our staff
  • A massive portfolio of development opportunities
  • A place where your views matter
  • Automatic membership of the Trust
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