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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
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part 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 work as part of the multidisciplinary team conducting face to face patient assessments, delivering planned treatment, and monitoring medical conditions for patients with acute deterioration, exacerbations of long-term conditions, palliative/ EOL care and rehabilitation needs.

To be a key player in REACT with regards to triaging, prioritising patients with good clinical and diagnostics skills including venepuncture, cannulation, ECGs, catheter care, EOL care and line care.

To work with the wider multidisciplinary integrated team in the community to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.

Excellent communication is required to ensure the best possible experience and outcomes for the crisis patients. This includes the ability to conduct excellent handovers, escalate and present patient cases within the VW MDT.

To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non-statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.

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 & 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 & 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 & patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you. Find out about living & working here

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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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