Senior Registered Nurse - REACT

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has risen for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our Reactive Emergency Assessment Community Team (REACT) as a Senior Registered Nurse. The REACT team is a multi-disciplinary integrated community service within ESNEFT incorporating OPAT (Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotics Therapy), OOHs (Out of Hours) and Virtual Ward pathways patients.

Our team delivers excellent patient focused care to patients in the East Suffolk community. Could you be a valued key member of our team? We will offer an individually tailored induction, training and support for the successful candidate.

The role involves travelling throughout East Suffolk delivering acute care in patient's home as a part of REACT nursing team, both during core hours and out of hours. The post holder will be working in an internal rotation. The successful candidate will be expected to work early shifts, late triage, late and night shifts including weekends and bank holidays. During out of hours between 18:00-8:00 the Nurse will be accompanied with a Health Care Assistant. Pool cars are accessible for staff to use and it is essential that post holder has valid driving licence.

Main duties of the job

In this role, during the core hours, teams' main responsibilities include working in partnership with the OPAT (Outpatient Parental Antibiotic Therapy) to administer intravenous antibiotics via PICC line or cannula for patients receiving antibiotics in community. Core hours will also include assessment and delivery of care to patients in crisis to allow admission prevention. During the out hours main responsibilities include routine and emergency response to wound care, catheter care for all types of catheters, diabetic care, End of Life care, Anticoagulant medication, Pressure Area care, Venepuncture and Sub cut Fluids in order to ensure 24 hours Nursing care cover in community. You would be liaising with District nursing service to ensure continuity of care and another community services where needed.

The role will also include being the shifts team lead, triaging and co-ordinating case load, scheduling visits, carrying out appraisals and clinical supervision for more junior staff. Part of this role is also to support senior management in daily running of the team and promoting change. The successful applicant should be motivated, flexible and committed to working in a changing environment.

We are committed to supporting you in your professional development ensuring you have opportunities to attend appropriate training to support you to reach your potential.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

If you are interest in this post, we would like to offer you an opportunity to shadow a team member to meet the team and gain insight to this role. Please call REACT office for further information or in order to arrange shadow shift. Tel: 01473 935360

Person Specification



  • oPost-graduation Experience either in primary or secondary care setting
  • oExperience of case management in community or hospital setting.


  • oExperience of End of Life Care
  • oExperience of Clinical Triage



  • oRegistered Nurse Qualification
  • oEvidence of post registration training
  • oEvidence of NMC registration


  • oLeadership qualification
  • oStudent assessor



  • oClinical expertise (I.V, cannulation, PICC line care, Catheter care, Wound Care, Diabetes management, End Of Life Care etc)
  • oEvidence of professional competencies in a multidisciplinary setting
  • oEvidence of management of complex patients
  • oAbility to travel in community (pool cars available)


  • oPrevious experience at Band 6
  • oEvidence of involvement in research and audit
  • oEvidence of teaching/assessing

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