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Community Nurse - Woodbridge Integrated Neighbourhood Team

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Community nurse working within the Woodbridge Integrated Neighbourhood Team. We are a busy dynamic team who actively support staff new to the community. This position is being offered on a permanent basis at 37.5hours per week. Experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be given.

The motivated and forward-thinking team consists of Nurses, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers and Support Staff. The team also work closely with other internal and external services or agencies.

The primary function of the Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) is to provide healthcare in the patient/customers home environment. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team providing interventions, such as short-term rehabilitation, wound care, and end of life care. The INT also supports with admission avoidance, timely discharge, and promotion of independence through holistic assessment and informed choice. In addition to the visiting patients/customers within their own environment, the team also have the use of a gym and clinic setting at Stow Lodge Centre. These spaces are used to run clinics, such as Falls Clinic, Better Balance group, Leg Ulcer clinic, catheter clinic, PICC Line Care.

The team work closely with 7 GP practices and there is a wealth of experience and knowledge within the current members of the team.

Main duties of the job

Your duties would include wound care, leg ulcer management, pressure area care, palliative care, venepuncture, attending GP multi-disciplinary team meetings, PICC line care, male, female suprapubic catheterisation, ordering equipment, support and mentoring of studentsand involvement in link roles such as tissue viability. We offer a variety of training to up skill and maintain your clinical skills.

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

We are proud of our holistic care approach. The team continues to change to support developments in the NHS and Social Care sector which includes close working relationships with the local statutory, non-statutory and voluntary services. 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 within the local area.

You would also need to be motivated and committed to delivering high quality care.

There is an expectation you would use your own car for work initially. Although there is a lease care scheme which may be available for this post should this be of interest. You must have a licence to drive in the UK.

Further details about the role can be found on the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Must be able to work within a team and independently
  • IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Ability to provide your own transport / Current driving licence
  • Leadership Skills



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


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

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Unit 18 RIDUNA Park

Station Road


IP12 1QT

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