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Senior Registered Nurse - IUCRS

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
North East Essex
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
Senior Nurse Integrated Urgent Crisis Responses (IUCRS) covering unplanned community nursing care & Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT)

Colchester General Accident and Emergency Department and Community North East Essex

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated senior staff nurse to join our new dynamic Integrated Urgent Crisis Response Service (IUCRS) providing holistic assessments and identifying treatment needs that can be managed within a variety of community settings. You will provide rapid specialised assessment and treatment to patients who may present with complex physical and psychological care needs and initiate services to safely avoid unnecessary hospital admission.

The multidisciplinary IUCRS team works within the wider Emergency Department of Colchester Hospital and Northeast Essex community services and identifies patients that can, once deemed as not requiring acute admission, remain at home or facilitate a rapid discharge into an alternative community setting.

You will also identify patients requiring outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) within the acute setting and support a seamless discharge to the community. You will also support the unplanned community nursing teams with the delivery of IV antibiotic therapy and all relevant nursing intervention within the community.

Main duties of the job

Act as a specialist resource for the integrated team, carrying out single assessments, and contributing to the development and delivery of the integrated care plan.

Develop programmes of specialist nursing activities, weighing options and delegating aspects of care as appropriate

Implement specialist aspects of the care plan, potentially acting as care coordinator and reviewing the plan on behalf of the integrated team.

Support patients with advice, information, persuasion and direction to community resources to encourage self-management and ongoing independence.

Provide support, training and advice to patients, parents and carers.

Manage the performance and oversee the work of more junior staff, assistants, students and volunteers

Manage the work of the team, deputising for more senior managers as required

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.

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

This new service has been developed using national evidence that illustrates the benefits of community antibiotic services, facilitating early discharge from the acute sector to a community or other appropriate setting, supporting the prevention of hospital admission. You will also support identifying patients suitable to be transferred from the acute hospital to the community hospital.

You should be highly competent and confident in the initiation, administration and teaching of IV therapy. You will be able to make autonomous decisions around patient suitability for this pathway and support patients to self-administer as well and liaise with multidisciplinary team as appropriate. Good communication, leadership and management skills are essential.

You must hold a relevant qualification with community experience or other comparable/transferable skills. You should have experience in the management of junior staff and students. They should have a good understanding and knowledge of relevant legislation and treatment methods used in this specialist field. They should be adaptable to change and embrace innovation.

You will be working shifts and will be expected to work some weekends and bank holidays and nights. A car driver is essential.

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

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse recorded on NMC register
  • Professional knowledge and Skills acquired through a combination of formal training, short courses and experience to degree level or equivalent.
  • Relevant post qualification training through short courses and/or further study and experience for example diagnostics and prescribing, working towards post graduate level of study.
  • Evidence of on-going CPD


  • Recognised registered qualification and further courses and experience relevant to role



  • Supervise the work of students, assistants and volunteers
  • To use Word, Powerpoint, email, excel and access (or similar spreadsheet or database packages)
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)



  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of assessments including specialist relevant to the specialist care group and the relative benefits of each.
  • Good knowledge of a range of specialist therapeutic interventions relevant to the care group including the relative benefits of each and the comparative outcomes.
  • Awareness of national guidance relevant to own specialities, including, consent issues, and other legal frameworks relating to care group
  • Knowledge of the current evidence based practice



  • Proven experience working relevant to the care group.


  • Experience of managing the work of others
  • Competencies relevant to specialism

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


North East Essex

North East Essex


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