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Registered Nurse - Critical Care

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to Critical Care at Colchester Hospital expanding their bed capacity we are looking to recruit highly motivated nurseswho are passionate about the care of patients to join our well-established critical care team in delivering a 24/7 service.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly team who are motivated in promoting the delivery of a patient-centred, clinically effective and dynamic service to our patients.

Our critical care units form part of the East of England Critical Care Delivery Network and utilises a paperless clinical information system.

Do you possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work confidently and collaboratively across professional boundaries? Are you keen and motivated to learn? If so, then your skills are invaluable to us and we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

In this post, you will deliver excellent and individualised clinical care to our patients and their families, and you will be fully supported to achieve this through our comprehensive educational strategy.

Depending on your level of experience you will develop your competence and confidence through a programme of supervised practice, critical care specific competencies and a series of development days specifically for band 5 staff.

You will work within a Clinical Specialist team and contribute to activities and projects with the goal of professional and practice development.You must have an understanding of the current health agenda and national guidance which informs critical care practice.

In this role you will be expected to undertake internal rotation of shifts and will be predominantly based at the Colchester site with a requirement to work at the Ipswich Critical Care unit if required.

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.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse Adult Branch
  • Willing to work towards achievement of Critical Care qualification
  • Basic Life Support course


  • Mentorship module or willing to work towards achievement
  • Recognising deteriorating patient course
  • ILS
  • PILS
  • Transfer Training



  • Current experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Evidence of current/continuing professional development


  • Current or previous critical care experience
  • Insight into critical care environment

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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