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Community Nurse - Ipswich Community

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Ipswich Community team for a full-time and part-time community nurses. We are seeking caring and motivated nurses to join our professional and dynamic team. The successful candidates will be committed to team work, delivering high quality patient care and have a desire for on-going professional development.

This is an opportunity to work within an Integrated Health and Social Care Team consisting of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Generic Workers, Social Workers and IWP'sundertaking holistic assessments and treatments for patients within their own homes. The successful candidate will be using a wide range of nursing skills and will need to be confident in their assessment skills and in their ability to provide safe, effective treatments whilst working in a community setting.

Experience of palliative care, wound management, venepunctureand catheter management will be an advantage. Candidates should be flexible, motivated and able to work within a changing environment.

You will undertake a comprehensive induction to introduce them to the role. We offer a variety of training in order to up skill and maintain clinical skills.

Due to this post being within the community it is essential for the successful candidate to be able to drive and have access to a vehicle.

Main duties of the job

  • Triage, assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop care plans which may need to be delivered from a range of options
  • Ensure informed consent is obtained and documented prior to initiating interventions
  • Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based plan of care for each patient, modifying it as required
  • Assess patients' holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers
  • Use tactful and persuasive skills to gain the patient's co-operation in their care management plan
  • Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated
  • Maintain skills with regards to latest technology
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework
  • Ensure own workload is planned and prioritised according to patient needs
  • Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis
  • Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills
  • Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems
  • Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions & adhere to infection control policies

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 StaffHealth& Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto 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.

Please ensure you read the attached information regarding Covid vaccination requirements.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check which will be charged to the successful candidate. Full details can be found within the DBS Information documents attached to this advert.

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

Person Specification



  • RN Qualification (Part 1 of register) or equivalent.
  • Current NMC registration



  • Previous Experience working in the community

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Constantine House



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