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Community Nurse - Stowmarket

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
We have exciting opportunities for a Band 5 Community nurses working within Stowmarket Integrated Neighbourhood Team. You will be passionate, committed, innovative, enthusiastic, and highly motivated to delivering high quality care within a patient's home.

We have two full time posts and a part time fixed term/secondment post for 31 hours per week. You will be expected to work weekends and bank holidays again on a rota basis

The Stowmarket INT is based at Stowlodge, providing an opportunity to work within a knowledgeable experienced team and wider MDT. The team consists of District & Community nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers and Support Workers. The team is led by a Lead nurse and overall managed by an INT manager, supported by an administrator and care co-ordinators.

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. Candidates should therefore be flexible, motivated, and willing to work within a changing environment.

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

Main duties of the job

Your duties would include wound care, leg ulcer management, pressure area care, palliative and End of Life care, venepuncture, attending GP multi-disciplinary team meetings, PICC line care, catheterisation.

We offer a variety of training to up skill and maintain your clinical skills.

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 Education Team. We facilitate students on training and have close working relationships with neighbouring community teams in Health and Social Care.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if 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. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

Job description

Job responsibilities

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
  • Mentorship qualification is essential for the post, but not essential at interview
  • Previous experience working in the community.

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Effective observational and reporting skills
  • IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Able to use specialist equipment requiring a high level of dexterity
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aid
  • Clinical reasoning skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Chilton Way



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