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Trainee Rheumatology Nurse - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for a highly skilled health care professional to join our established Rheumatology team at North West Anglia Foundation Trust. We cover clinics at Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Stamford Hospital with cross site training and working.

Main duties of the job

You should:
  • Be committed to a team working approach
  • Have a professional approach towards patients, relatives and colleagues
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Be innovative and enthusiastic
  • Have a minimum of 3 years nursing experience at a senior level
  • Have an interest and passion for chronic disease management

As a Band 6 you will be expected to complete a training programme working towards Band 7. This includes successful completion of the Advanced Clinical Assessment course, Non-Medical Prescribing course and working towards completion of a recognised Rheumatology qualification/degree pathway. Training and development in this post is supported by the Rheumatology team.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.Benefits to youo 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) o NHS Pension Scheme:o Flexible working opportunities o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays o Career development and training o Wellbeing support and activities o In-house physiotherapy Service o On-site canteens with subsidised meals o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Rheumatology Specialist Nurse, working alongside the Consultant Rheumatologists and experienced Specialist Nurses, you will become an integral member of the Rheumatology team.

The role includes initiating and monitoring specialist treatments in out patient clinics. Requesting, reviewing and acting upon appropriate diagnostics. Management of our patient advice line, responding to patient calls regarding condition and medications. Compliance with local and national guidelines with respect to prompt treatment and follow up of patients with autoimmune conditions. Liaison with multi disciplinary teams to ensure continuity of care for patients receiving homecare therapies.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Level 1 Registered Nurse
  • Willingness to undertake Non-Medical Prescribing Course


  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification



  • 3 years nursing practice
  • Experience within rheumatology/orthopaedic speciality


  • Evidence of recent audit



  • Evidence of continued professional development including formal study
  • Able to demonstrate ability to self-evaluate skills & knowledge for purposes of continued professional development



  • Professional & confident communication skills both verbal/written, including interpersonal skills that demonstrate abilities to negotiate, reassure, advise & counsel
  • Ability to work as part of a team & independently


  • Intra-articular/soft tissue injection administration skills, Intravenous drug administration skills

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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