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Staff Nurse - Aldeburgh Community Hospital

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
Suffolk Community Healthcare is recognised for being a caring, responsive, well led organisation and we are looking for a committed, experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurse with care and compassion to join our team.

We are a 20 bedded community hospital delivering high quality care in a rehabilitative setting.

In 2017 we were given the opportunity to take part in an exciting new initiative called Discharge to Assess. Our role is providing rehabilitation and reablement to patients both from the acute and home, to assess their needs and aim to discharge back to their own home within 14 days. This role is Pathway 2.

Being part of the clinical leadership gives a sense of ownership and pride in how your team performs. It is the challenges and successes that keep the role fresh and stimulating. You will have all the support you need to provide the constant high standard of care that we all strive to achieve.

Main duties of the job

You will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and will undertake patient assessment to determine patient need, plan and implement their care with a view to ensuring the highest standard of clinical care and discharge planning to meet the needs of the patient.

You will possess excellent communication skills and a willingness to develop. We are a progressive forward thinking Unit aiming to offer the highest standard of individualised care for our patients.

If you have an interest in developing your clinical knowledge and skills as well as welcome service development and innovation, then we are interested in hearing from you.

'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.'

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

Manage the nursing team when acting as the most senior nurse on duty.

Assess patients needs and make appropriate plans for care, implement care plans and evaluating effectiveness.

Effectively manage the patients journey through admission treatment and discharge

Contribute to own development and the development of others, working in accordance with the ward philosophy for rehabilitation, and NMC Code.

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

Person Specification



  • oAwareness and understanding of current Government/Trust initiatives/NMC Code of Conduct
  • oCurrent practices / trends within Medical assessment nursing
  • oGood knowledge of infection control procedures/initiatives
  • oAwareness of current issues within health and nursing


  • oLeadership course
  • oNursing degree



  • oRegistered Nurse - proven experience
  • oEvidence of ongoing professional development


  • oRelevant teaching and mentoring qualification
  • oALS/ILS



  • oPrevious NHS experience
  • oExperience of delivering evidence based practice


  • oExperience in medical assessment
  • oExperience of ward coordination

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Aldeburgh Community Hospital

Park Road


IP15 5ES

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