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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/12/2021.

Community Nurse - Band 5 - Bury Rural CHT

Job Reference: 179-648-21-I

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Local Area Team Bury Rural
Bury St. Edmunds
£25,655 to £31,534 pa

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?

Key achievements

  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.

  • We’re among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.

  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.

  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.

Community Nurse - Band 5 - Bury Rural CHT - 37.5hpw - Full Time - Fixed Term 1 Year


Could you help West Suffolk Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community?


Bury Rural Integrated Neighbourhood Team is looking for a Full time Fixed-Term Temporary community nurse for one year to cover maternity.


Are you looking for a change? Do you want to broaden your knowledge and skills and join an innovative developing team, at the leading edge of Integrated Community Care?


We are looking to recruit a Band 5 Community Nurse to work in a friendly and well –led community health and social care team.


We are developing the Integrated Care Model and therefore have close, co-located working relationship with our Social Care colleagues, thus providing a holistic, joined –up service for our patients.


  • The roles include holistic assessment and treatment of people in their own homes.

  • To work with people with long term conditions, palliative conditions and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.

  • To work with all health care professionals, and our wider multidisciplinary team to provide an integrated service to all people who use our services

  • To be committed to providing a high standard of care and quality at all times.

    As well as the essential person specifications as on the job descriptions, the post holder will need to have good communication skills, initiative, and be flexible.

    In return the role can give :-


  • The opportunity to be part of Integrated Care delivery
  • A sense of pride and achievement
  • Being part of a supportive team
  • The opportunity to get to know the people on your caseload


  • Induction & mandatory training
  • Development opportunities
  • Possible lease car
  • NHS terms and conditions


**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**


In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.


To view the Job Description and Person Specification for this position, please click on the Job Description link (below). You should use the Additional Information section of your application to state how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.


The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.


For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.


All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.


The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.


Any questions or to arrange an informal visit call Sian Sampson, team lead on 07971230117


We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.

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