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Community Nurse - South Rural

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for permanent Band 5 Community nurses working within the South Rural Integrated Neighbourhood Team. You will be passionate, committed, innovative, enthusiastic, and highly motivated to delivering high quality care within a patient's home.

The South Rural INT is based at Hadleigh Health Centre and East Bergholt, providing an opportunity to work within a knowledgeable experienced team and wider MDT. You will be required to work across the South Rural INT and the wider community services to meet service requirements. The team consists of district & community nurses, assistant practitioners, generic workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and social care workers. The team is led by a lead nurse and overall managed by an INT manager, supported by an administrator and care co-ordinator.

The team is proud of their holistic care approach and work shifts covering the operational hours of 08:00 to 18:00 over 7 days.

The team continues to change to support developments in the NHS which includes close working relationships with the local statutory, non-statutory and voluntary services. You will be expected to work autonomously and on behalf of the patients served in the local area. You should therefore be flexible, motivated, and willing to work within a changing environment.

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.

Please note that Beacon House is a temporary location. This is likely to remain the teams base location for the next few years while building work is completed at the Hadleigh Health Centre. Once complete this role will be based at Hadleigh Health Centre.

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

The team will provide support through in-service training and professional forums, mandatory training, 1:1 and personal development meetings as well as clinical rolling skills training via the practice development facilitators. We facilitate students on training and have close working relationships with neighbouring community teams in Health and Social Care.

Due to be a community post applicants must hold a UK driving licence and have access to transport from the start of their employment.

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

Person Specification



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


  • Leg Ulcer Management
  • IV Administration / cannulation
  • ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent
  • ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent
  • Previous experience working in the community.

Skills & Knowledge


  • IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Beacon House



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