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Senior Registered Nurse - REACT

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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, Urgent Community Response service, OPAT (Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotics Therapy), OOHs (Out of Hours) and Virtual Ward pathways patients. This role will be working on the crisis side of REACT. Working in the Urgent Community Response Team, which has aspects of working in partnership with East of England Ambulance Service and the Frailty Virtual Ward. Two very new and exciting government initiatives.

Our team delivers excellent patient focused care to patients in Ipswich and the East Suffolk community. Could you be a valued key member of our team?

The role involves travelling throughout East Suffolk delivering acute care in patient's home as a part of REACT. The successful candidate will be expected to work across the week including weekends and bank holidays. The hours will be 08.00-20.00 shifts. Pool cars are accessible for staff to use, and it is essential that post holder has valid driving licence.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess, plan and deliver healthcare for patients, for example with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
  • To be a key player in REACT with regards to triaging, prioritising patients and being a point of escalation for the team.
  • To work with the multidisciplinary integrated team in the community to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.
  • To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non-statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.

About us

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 10,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Our philosophy is that time matters to everyone. Too often, our current systems and ways of working add unnecessary stress and frustration. 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.

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



  • oExperience leading teams.
  • oClinical experience in admission avoidance/ treating acutely ill patients in their own home
  • oCoaching/Mentoring
  • oManaging change
  • oEvidence of managing and improving the patient experience


  • oPrevious experience at Band 6
  • oEvidence of involvement in research and audit
  • oEvidence of teaching
  • oInterviewing recruitment skills



  • oRegistered Nurse Qualification
  • oEvidence of post registration training
  • oILS certificate as relevant to the area
  • oStudent assessor


  • oLeadership qualification
  • oStudent assessor
  • oWillingness to undertake further academic study.



  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Constantine House

Constantine Road



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