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Flexible Senior Community Nurse

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Ipswich Community Teams for a full- time Flexible Senior Community Nurse. This is a fixed term position for 1 year to cover maternity leave. We are seeking a caring and motivated nurse to join our professional and dynamic Peripatetic Team.

You will have the opportunity to lead a team of flexibly nurses across a variety of our Integrated Neighbourhood Teams which consist of Band 3 - 5s. You will need to work alongside the Operational manager and clinical leads to identify where the resource is required depending on clinical demand.

Experience of palliative care, wound management, venepuncture and catheter management will be an advantage. Although you will be supported in the teams with a comprehensive tailored induction dependant on experience. We offer a variety of training to gain additional skills and maintain clinical knowledge.

You will be using a wide range of nursing skills and will need to be confident in their assessment and in their ability to provide safe, effective treatments in a community setting.Integrated Neighbourhood Teams consist of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Generic Workers, Assistant Practitioners, Social Workers, and Independent Wellbeing Practitioners. The teams provide holistic assessments and treatments for patients in their own homes, whilst reducing hospital admissions and supporting timely discharges.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical and supervisory leadership to junior staff and students within the team
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day planning and delivery of the nursing service within the community healthcare team
  • To manage a caseload of patients with multiple and complex needs, using evidence based practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions with the patient at the centre
  • To provide specialist nursing input into planning, development and evaluation of clinical services within the team

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 -

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.

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.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of working at the relevant level within the community setting



  • 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/supplem entary prescribing qualification
  • Consultation skills
  • Additional leadership qualification
  • Leg ulcer management qualification
  • District Nurse qualification

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Constantine House



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