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Community Nurses - Band 5

Contract  for Serco in Bury St. Edmunds

Community Nurse - Band 5

6 month Fixed Term Contract X 2

Full Time: 37.5 hours

Based: Bury St Edmunds - travel across West Suffolk

Salary range: £21,478 - £27,901

Bringing service to life. Suffolk Community Healthcare is an innovative and transforming provider of community health services within Suffolk. Our vision is for a flagship service to support the shift of higher acuity care from acute hospitals into the community setting. This includes clinical interventions that will prevent hospital admissions and that will facilitate patients being cared for earlier in their recovery following hospital admission in the community setting.

As an employee focussed employer, we have supported our existing healthcare professionals with the introduction of initiatives to enhance their working day, including our Care Coordination Centre and Community Intervention Service.

An opportunity has arisen for a staff nurse to join the community health team based in Bury St Edmunds. The team aim to provide a holistic nursing service for the residents of Bury. Patients are seen in their own homes and input is also provided into the residential homes within our area. The workload is varied and includes provision of palliative care as well as meeting other nursing needs. The team works closely with the therapy team and specialist nurses within the organisation and other external agencies such as the GP`s, social workers and care agencies. They also have good links with other local services such as the hospice

Essential skills

- RGN Qualification

- Current NMC Registration.

- Post registration experience is preferred but applications from newly qualified nurses will be considered.

- Enthusiastic and motivated

- As this service is 24/7, there will be a requirement to work a rotational shift pattern

- Able to work across sites

- Car driver

Job added on 30-10-2014