District Nurse - South Rural

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 District Nurse working within the South Rural Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT). This post is to be based at Beacon House Ipswich.

Due to this post being a community post it is essential for the successful candidate to be able to drive from day one of employment.

The South Rural INT is working towards a fully integrated model of health and social care. The team consists of District Nurses/Junior Sisters, Community Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners, Generic Workers, and Social Workers. The team is over seen by an INT manager, supported by a Care Coordinator and Administrator.

You will be supported in developing your own clinical and leadership practice and will have the opportunity to be involved with local and service wide clinical development or innovation projects.

Main duties of the job

Your duties will include shared management ofa community nursing team with other District Nurse and Junior Sisters. Other duties will include Triage, caseload management, wound care, leg ulcer management, pressure area care, palliative care, venepuncture, attending GP multi-disciplinary team meetings, PICC line care, male, female, supra-pubic catheterisation, ordering equipment, support and mentoring of students and involvement in link roles such as tissue viability. We offer a variety of training to up skill and maintain your clinical skills.

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.

Find out about living and working with us - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPu7HphU8A

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse level 1
  • Assessor/mentorship preparation; ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of working within an NHS community service.


  • Independent/supplementary prescribing qualification
  • Consultation skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Additional leadership qualification
  • Leg ulcer management qualification
  • District Nurse qualification

Knowledge & Skills


  • Must have a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle or viable alternative
  • Evidence of working at the relevant level within the community setting
  • Highly developed knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training and short courses


  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration

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