Newly Qualified Registered Nurse – Ipswich & Suffolk Community – Ipswich, Suffolk

Newly Qualified Registered Nurse – Ipswich & Suffolk Community

East Suffolk и North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Ipswich, Suffolk


We are  the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training.

Talk to us about our range of flexible working opportunities, apprenticeships and staff benefits

Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is at the heart of all we do; and it forms part of the ESNEFT’s core activities. The Trust operates and relies on everyone treating each other with dignity and respect, to receive equitable and fair treatment in the implementation of Policies, Procedures and in its Practices, to foster positive work relationships, and finally to act with integrity as a professional within ESNEFT as well as a representative of the NHS as a whole.  The EDI Agenda reflects the Trust values such as Optimistic, Appreciative and Kind. In line with the NHS Long Term Plan, People Plan, People Promise and a Model Employer intrinsic in the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Agenda, we consistently strive to improve, to take the learning into Action for a better ESNEFT.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.


Job overview

Are you a student nurse or newly qualified registered adult nurse looking to commence your career in September/October 2023?

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation have a variety of exciting nursing opportunities both full and part time in our acute and community sites.

We offer many opportunities for learning and support, which continues throughout your transition from student to Registered Nurse.

ESNEFT’s offer to you:

An opportunity to start work as a band 4 Pre-registration Nurse, whilst awaiting NMC Registration confirmation

High quality 12 months Preceptorship Programme followed by ongoing continuing development opportunities

A named Preceptor from day 1

Internal Transfer Scheme allowing you to transfer between different areas across ESNEFT, including a large range of specialties across all sites

Please identify your particular clinical interest, area and site of work preferred within your supporting statement on your application form . 

Main duties of the job

Liaise appropriately with all key members of the multi-disciplinary team and service users related to the speciality.

To be responsible for all aspects of patient care including the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of direct patient care with indirect supervision from senior staff.

To support the Charge Nurse/Senior Sister to monitor the safety and quality of care for patients.

Working for our organisation

One of the largest Trust’s in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients’ own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people. 

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if 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. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities. 

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients. 

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook. 

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you. 

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be responsible for unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care.

To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.

To ensure accurate and comprehensive nursing records are maintained using appropriate written and electronic documentation.

To monitor and record planned vs actual staffing levels and escalate issues when necessary.

For full details please see attached job description

Person specification


Essential criteria

experience as student adult nursing or newly qualified nurse adult

Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate

Ability to work as a team and form professional relationships with colleagues


Essential criteria

Newly qualified (within 8 months) or due to qualify within 8 months

Personal skills

Essential criteria

• Ability to demonstrate initiative and solve problems

• Skilled in use of computer/key board

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. 

Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Secondment – if you are interested in undertaking a role on a secondment basis, please ensure that you have discussed this with your current line manager prior to submitting your application. Please note if you are already an employee of ESNEFT fixed term roles will only be offered on a secondment basis.

When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

Successful candidates may be charged for their DBS check.  Please ensure you read the information found in the attached DBS Information document

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Skilled Worker Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Skilled Worker Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Bernadette Parsons
Job title
Head of Clinical Workforce
Email address
[email protected]
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