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Junior Sister

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity to join the community Nursing Teams based in Mildenhall (and at our satellite base at Brandon) as a Band 6 Junior Sister.

The nursing teams form part of the Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) and would see the successful applicant joining one of our dynamic and friendly team of community nurses, therapists, community matrons, EIT and Virtual ward, and colleagues across social care.

You will be providing nursing services to patients in the community and have the chance to work in an autonomous manner with the support of the wider multidisciplinary team including the Community Matrons, tissue viability team and diabetic nurse specialists.

Within your role you will be able to provide clinical and supervisory leadership to staff and students within the team. Supporting the management of the nursing staff by taking responsibility, in partnership with the District Nurse, for the day-to-day co-ordinating, planning and delivery of the nursing services within the INT.

Main duties of the job

You will be supporting the management of patients with multiple and complex needs, using evidence-based practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions to improve patient health.

You will be using a wide range of nursing skills and will need to be confident in your assessment skills and in your ability to provide safe, effective treatments whilst working in a community setting.

Experience in leadership as well as clinical experience in palliative care, wound management and catheter management will be an advantage. INT quality improvement project work and conducting monthly clinical audit will also be a key part of this role.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see full job description attached to view main responsibilities of role.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • Diploma or 1st level degree in Nursing, or equivalent experience
  • RGN
  • Assessor/mentorship preparation ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Independent/supplementary prescribing qualification
  • Consultation skills

Experience & Knowledge


  • Evidence of working at the relevant level within the community setting
  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training and short courses


  • Experience of working in a teaching role
  • Additional teaching qualifications

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Able to work alone and under professional supervision
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • A team player
  • Flexible approach to working hours/duties accommodate patient/service needs
  • The ability to travel to rural locations


  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration

Personal Qualities


  • Be able to: o Kneel, bend and stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Manoeuvre patients using handling aids

Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


Mildenhall Hun

Church Road


IP27 0JB

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