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Staff Nurse - Emergency Department

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata, per annum depending on experience
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A great opportunity has arisen to join our enthusiastic and motivated Emergency Department team as a band 5 Registered Nurse. This is an exciting time to join the team as we are due to move into a new state of the art, purpose-built Emergency Department and Urgent Treatment Centre next year.

Our ideal applicants will have experience in acute or emergency care, and be looking for their next challenge in our fast-paced, friendly and supportive environment. You can expect to work in a progressive and motivated team who will actively encourage you to develop your knowledge and skills in emergency nursing.

We have full time and part time opportunities available with a shift rotation of days, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

Be responsible for the delivery and maintenance of high standard individualised evidence based patient care and supervising others in delivery of care.

Demonstrating a professional manner and good communication skills in all aspects of your work.

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 almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. 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 -

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Recognised trauma course (ED only)



  • Proven NHS experience
  • Experience of delivering evidence based practice
  • Team / people management


  • Experience in emergency care
  • Experience of looking after acutely and critically unwell patients
  • Experience of ward co-ordination

Personal Skills


  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal, teaching and leadership skills
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to communicate effectively in volatile and potentially violent situations


  • Experience of directing and supervising unqualified staff
  • Evidence of supporting junior staff
  • Forward thinking

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital



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