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Community Nurse - REACT

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has risen for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our Reactive Emergency Assessment Community Team (REACT) as a Registered Nurse. The REACT team is a multi-disciplinary integrated community service within ESNEFT incorporating OPAT (Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotics Therapy), OOHs (Out of Hours) and Virtual Ward pathways patients.

Our team delivers excellent patient focused care to patients in the East Suffolk community. Could you be a valued key member of our team? We will offer an individually tailored induction, training and support for you.

The role involves travelling throughout East Suffolk delivering acute care in patient's home as a part of REACT nursing team, both during core hours and out of hours. You will be working in an internal rotation. You will be expected to work early shifts, late and night shifts including weekends and bank holidays. During out of hours between 18:00-8:00 the Nurse will be accompanied with a Health Care Assistant. Pool cars are accessible for staff to use and it is essential that you have a valid driving licence.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess, plan and deliver healthcare for patients, for example with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
  • To work with the multidisciplinary team delivering Outpatient Parental Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) in the community to facilitate discharge from hospital or prevent unnecessary admission to hospital
  • To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.
  • 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 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 thatTime Mattersto 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

Skills and Knowledge


  • Effective observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to be focussed undertake patient care and input accurate data/patient records
  • A team player
  • Able to work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)
  • Leadership Skills



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


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

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Constantine House



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