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Registered Nurse

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit highly motivated nurses who are passionate about the care of patients to join our well-established critical care team in delivering a 24/7 service at Colchester Hospital.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly team who are motivated in promoting the delivery of a patient-centred, clinically effective and dynamic service to our patients.

Our critical care units form part of the East of England Critical Care Delivery Network and utilises a paperless clinical information system.

Do you possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work confidently and collaboratively across professional boundaries? Are you keen and motivated to learn? If so, then your skills are invaluable to us and we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

In this post, you will deliver excellent and individualised clinical care to our patients and their families, and you will be fully supported to achieve this through our comprehensive educational strategy.

You will work within a Clinical Specialist team and contribute to activities and projects with the goal of professional and practice development.You must have an understanding of the current health agenda and national guidance which informs critical care practice.

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

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Level 1 or 2 or awaiting results.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Willingness to work towards achievement of critical care qualification


  • Mentorship module or willing to work towards achievment
  • Willingness to undertake further education



  • Worked within the healthcare setting


  • Experience in critical care environment
  • Undertaken preceptorship



  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practice.
  • Understanding and ability to apply clinical governance principles to practice
  • Knowledge of developments in speciality and current issues driving nursing in general


  • Knowledge of developments in speciality and current issues driving nursing in general.
  • Nursing Care of Acutely unwell patients



  • Ability to work effectively in a team and lead as required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to delegate
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Ability to communicate at appropriate level both written and verbal
  • Motivated and enthusiastic

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester General Hospital



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