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Bank Community Junior Sister

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
Would you like a rewarding post working for West Suffolk Professionals as a Bank Community Junior Sister to work with the District Nursing Teams, covering the following areas:-

Bury Town

Bury Rural

Mildenhall and Brandon




The successful applicant will join a dynamic, friendly team of community nurses and therapists. 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. Within your role you will be able to provide clinical and supervisory leadership to staff and students within the team and support the management of the nursing staff by taking responsibility, in partnership with the DN, for the day-to-day co-ordinating, planning and delivery of the nursing services within the Community Healthcare Team. You will be supporting the management of patients with multiple and complex needs, using evidence based practise 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.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be:
  • To provide clinical and supervisory leadership to junior staff and students within the team.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day planning and delivery of the nursing services within the Community Healthcare Team.
  • To manage a caseload of patients with multiple and complex needs, using evidence based practise to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, with the patient at the centre
  • To provide specialist Nursing input into planning, development and evaluation of clinical services within the team.

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 the job description and person specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification

Education and 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 and 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 and 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
  • Able to work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • The ability to travel to rural locations


  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration

Personal Qualities


  • Manoeuvre patients using handling aids

Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Hardwick Lane


IP33 2QZ

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