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Community Nurse - Eye

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Community nurse working within the North West Integrated Neighbourhood Team based at Hartismere Hospital in Eye.

We are a busy dynamic team who actively support staff new to the community.

The team consists of district & community nurses, assistant practitioners, generic workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and social care workers. The team is led by a Nursing Clinical Lead, integrated with a Therapy Clinical Lead and overall managed by an INT manager. You will be required to work across the North West INT, and the wider community services to meet service requirements.

The team is proud of their holistic approach to care. The team continues to change to support developments in NHS which includes close working relationships with the local statutory, non-statutory and voluntary services.

You will be actively supported by regular supervision and individual annual appraisal. You will be expected to work autonomously and on behalf of the patients served by the local area. You will have access to skills development training relevant to the post.

You will be required to work shifts covering the operational hours of 08:00 to 18:00 over 7 days.

Due to being a community post applicants must hold a UK driving licence and have access to transport from the start of their employment.

Main duties of the job

Your duties would include wound care, leg ulcer management, pressure area care, palliative care, venepuncture, attending GP multi-disciplinary team meetings, PICC line care, male, female suprapubic catheterisation, ordering equipment, support and mentoring of studentsand involvement in link roles such as tissue viability.

We offer a variety of training to up skill and maintain your clinical skills.

The team will provide support through in-service training and professional forums, mandatory training, 1:1 and personal development meetings as well as clinical rolling skills training via the practice development facilitators. We facilitate students on training and have close working relationships with neighbouring community teams in Health and Social Care.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where 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.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want 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



  • RN Qualification (Part 1 of register) or equivalent
  • Current NMC registration


  • Leg Ulcer Management
  • IV Administration / cannulation
  • ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent
  • Mentorship qualification is essential for the post, but not essential at interview
  • Previous experience working in the community.

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Effective observational and reporting skills
  • IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aid
  • Clinical reasoning skills
  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Hartismere Hospital


IP23 7BH

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