Registered Nurse – St Osyth Priory – Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Registered Nurse – St Osyth Priory

East Suffolk и North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Clacton-on-Sea, Essex


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

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a motivated, dedicated individual to join this established and hardworking team on St Osyth Priory's Ward at Clacton Hospital.

Mainly providing Elderly Care in rehabilitation beds following trauma/surgery and non-acute medical/ minor illnesses.

We also provide palliative care beds for those reaching the end of life. We provide dignified holistic care for the patient and their families in a calm and caring environment.

We promote patient involvement and empower patients and family members to provide input into their clinical care and decisions.

We respect that each individual has the right to autonomy and independence and endeavour to promote that independence as able.

Full Time & Part Time hours would be considered – Please indicate your preferred hours on your application.

Main duties of the job

The successful will be responsible for the delivery of the highest quality of care to a diverse client group predominantly managed within a nurse led facility. You will utilise highly developed clinical skills including diagnostic skills, alongside experience of long term condition management and elderly care.

The role requires you to be able to communicate well and have the required leadership skills to deal with a MDT team and assist in case managing a group of patients from admission to discharge. 

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 over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents. 

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. 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.  

Please ensure you read the attached information regarding Covid vaccination requirements. 

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

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


Person specification


Essential criteria

Registered Nurse

Registered Mentor (or undertake)


Essential criteria

Ability to use Word, Power-point, email, Excel


Essential criteria

Experience within a Nursing/Ward environment

Keeping accurate records and documentation

Communicating sensitive information

Desirable criteria

Teaching and assessing junior member of staff including students

Bleep Holding Duties


IV Therapy


Male Catheterisation


Essential criteria

Maintain awareness in professional developments in nursing older people

Understanding of applicable policies and procedures: – Health & Safety, Risk Management, Clinical Supervision, AED & CPR

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

Luan Jimack
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01255 201717