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District Nurse / Junior Sister - Ipswich Community

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Are you an experienced band 5 nurse wishing to explore your potential for career progression? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full-time Band 6 District Nurse or Junior Sister post working within the Ipswich West Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) . The team is co-located with its Ipswich East INT at Constantine House at the centre of Ipswich.

The Ipswich West INT is working towards a fully integrated model of health and social care. The team consists of District Nurses/Junior Sisters, Community Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners, Generic Workers, and Social Workers. The team is overseen by an INT manager, supported by a Care Coordinator and Administrator.

Previous Band 6 experience relevant to the role will be an advantage, but full training and support will be given. You will be supported in developing your own clinical and leadership practice by the Band 7 nurse lead and your peer band 6 nurses and will have the opportunity to be involved with local and service wide development or innovation.

Due to this post being a community post it is essential for the successful candidate to be able to drive from day one of employment.

Main duties of the job

Your duties will include shared management ofa community nursing team with other District Nurse and Junior Sisters.

Other duties will include Triage, caseload management, wound care, leg ulcer management, pressure area care, palliative care, venepuncture, attending GP multi-disciplinary team meetings, PICC line care, male, female, supra-pubic catheterisation, ordering equipment, support and mentoring of students and 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 bringwhat'swidely 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

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse level 1
  • Assessor/mentorship preparation ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of working within an NHS community service.


  • Independent/supplementary prescribing qualification
  • Consultation skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Additional leadership qualification
  • Leg ulcer management qualification
  • District Nurse qualification

Knowledge, Skills & Ability


  • 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
  • Must have a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle or viable alternative


  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich West Community Nursing Team

5 Constantine Road



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