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Community Junior Sister - Felixstowe

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
Felixstowe Community Healthcare Team has an opening for a permanent fulltime 37.5 hours per week B6 Community Junior Sister to work alongside the Nurse lead, District Nurse and Community Nurses. In the role of junior Sister alongside core duties you will be expected to perform as a leader in managing relationships and staffing, carry responsibility for a clinical caseload, provide clinical governance and expertise in community nursing care, be responsible alongside others for auditing and the management of risk and incidents.

The Felixstowe Community Healthcare service is part of a wider Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) consisting of district & community nurses, generic workers, community matron, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and Social Care Workers led by a B7 registered health team lead and overall managed by an INT manager.

The team is busy, dynamic and proud of their holistic care approach. The team continues to change to support developments in NHS which includes building close working relationships with the local statutory, non-statutory, voluntary and charity services including GP, acute hospital colleagues, GP Federation,Social Prescribers, Mental Health services, community Council partners Local government and commissioner and many other local community groups.

Main duties of the job

  • Manage a caseload of patients with nursing healthcare needs within a designated population, using specialist knowledge to carry out assessments.
  • Assess, develop and implement individualised specialist nursing care programmes in the community.
  • Evaluate treatment interventions for the caseload and modify healthcare plans. Encourage the patient towards self-care and independence, and to provide training, education and advice.
  • Work toward preventing inappropriate admission to acute hospital settings.
  • Support discharges into the community.
  • Effectively manage and oversee the triage of community team referrals via the Care Coordination Centre and SystmOne following due process .

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

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.

The role involves providing nursing interventions to the housebound residents of Felixstowe and surrounding area who are 18 and over, registered with a Felixstowe GP. Our main aim is to support, maintain and encourage people to make healthy lifestyle choices in the ageing well process.

Conditions include long-term neurological conditions, palliative and end of life care diabetes acute medical episodes, wound care and phlebotomy all with a view to preventing admission and supporting early discharge. Many of our patients have a complexity of needs across the spectrum of physical, mental and social care needs.

You need to be a Driver and have access to a car for work which is community based.

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse level 1
  • District Nurse qualification
  • Assessor/mentorship preparation ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Independent/supplementary prescribing qualification
  • Consultation skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Additional leadership qualification
  • Leg Ulcer Management qualification

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Evidence of working at the relevant level within the community setting
  • Highly developed knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training and short courses
  • Demonstrate professional competence and fitness to practice in multi-disciplinary services
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • A team player
  • Able to work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Must have a full and valid driving licence with access to a vehicle or viable alternative


  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Felixstowe Community Hub

Maidstone Road


IP11 9EF

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