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Children's Community Nurse

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an established team of children's community nurses. We are a busy service with a diverse caseload working across North East Essex. We provide clinical interventions to children within their own homes 7 days per week.

We are looking for a confident innovative nurse to join our children's community nursing team. You will be required to work in conjunction with the Children's department at Colchester hospital whose aim is to facilitate early discharge and care closer to home.

You will need to be a flexible practitioner within the community setting, a good team player and be able to develop collaborative working relationships with other healthcare professionals, services and agencies.

You will be offered opportunities to develop both clinically and professionally within a supportive environment and encouraged to participate in service developments. Clinical supervision and a supported induction period are provided.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality, evidence based nursing care, without direct supervision, to children and their families within the community/ hospital setting, providing parents/ carers with support and advice as appropriate

To promote a seamless service assisting in the development of the art and science of Children's Community Nursing and provide support to the Children's Community Nursing Matron in the effective management of the service.

The post holder will act as a role model in the delivery of patient care, lead, support, supervise and teach staff and contribute to the development of the service

The post holder will be an advocate for children and their families, promoting child focus, family-centred care and provide effective liaison with the multi-disciplinary team and other professional colleagues and agencies involved within the child's 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.

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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



  • oProven experience at Band 5 in acute Paediatric setting.
  • oExperience relating to area of practice
  • oMentoring of students



  • oRegistered Children's Nurse
  • oMentoring / equivalent qualification


  • oBSc Community Specialist Practice / Recognised course in relevant area of practice

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Turner Road



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