Skip to main content

This job has expired

Community Nurse - Felixstowe

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
Felixstowe Community Healthcare Team has an opening for a fixed term/secondment part-time (24.5 hours per week) B5 Community Nurse.

The Felixstowe Community Healthcare service is part of a wider Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) consisting of district & community nurses, generic workers, community matron, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and Social Care Workers led by a B7 registered health team lead and overall managed by an INT manager.

The team is busy, dynamic and proud of their holistic care approach. The team continues to change to support developments in NHS which includes close working relationships with the local statutory, non-statutory and voluntary services including GP, acute hospital colleagues, GP Federation,Social Prescribers, SuffolkMind, NSFT and many local community voluntary groups.

You will be actively supported by regular supervision and individual annual appraisal. You will be expected to work autonomously and on behalf of the patients served by the local area. You will have access to skills development training relevant to this post.

The role involves providing nursing interventions to the housebound residents of Felixstowe and surrounding area, who are 18+ and registered with a Felixstowe GP. Our main aim is to support, maintain and encourage people to make healthy lifestyle choices in the ageing well process.

Main duties of the job

  • Triage, assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of nursing patient care, and develop care plans which may need to be delivered from a range of options.
  • Ensure informed consent is obtained and documented prior to initiating interventions.
  • Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based plan of care for each patient, modifying it as required.
  • Assess patients' holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers.
  • Use tactful and persuasive skills to gain the patient's co-operation in their care management plan.
  • Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated.
  • Maintain skills with regards to latest technology
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
  • Ensure own workload is planned and prioritised according to patient needs.
  • Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed daily.
  • Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising 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 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.

Find out about living and working here

Job description

Job responsibilities

Conditions include long-term neurological disorders, palliative and end of life care diabetes continence acute medical episodes, wound care and phlebotomy all with a view to preventing admission and supporting early discharge. Many of our patients have a complexity of needs across the spectrum of physical, mental and social care health.

You will need to be a Car Driver and have access to a car for work which is community based

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

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • RN Qualification (Part 1 of register) or equivalent.
  • Car Driver and have access to a car for work which is community based


  • 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


  • IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Good communication skills which demonstrate tact, diplomacy, empathy and sensitivity
  • Effective observational and reporting skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Felixstowe Community Hub

Maidstone Road


IP11 9EF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert