Practice Development Nurse - Gastroenterology

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Gastroenterology, Intestinal Failure and Eating Disorders specialty ward as a band 7 Practice Development Nurse. This is a new innovative role which will support the staff within this speciality. You will be crucial to designing and facilitating specialist education and training for all staff through formal and informal teaching. You will work within the MDT and closely with our Mental health colleagues. This role has a strong clinical element where you are required to work clinically 25% of your time.

Main duties of the job

To work in Gastroenterology, Intestinal Failure and Eating Disorders specialty as a Practice Development Nurse to facilitate education, training and professional development for all staff through formal and informal teaching.

Lead the delivery of education and training programmes to meet the learning needs of staff who work with intestinal failure and eating disorder patients.

To work with the MDT within this speciality to deliver education and training for all staff.

To promote the work-based and academic learning of nursing staff through education and research initiatives.

Promote the development and implementation of evidence based nursing practice within this speciality.

To work 25% of your time clinically and 75% as supernumerary PD.

To work in the clinical environment, to facilitate at clinical, directorate and corporate level, a continuous process of critically evaluating and improving service provision, ensuring effective patient focused care.

Act as a link with staff from other areas to share knowledge, best practice and clinical expertise.

Facilitate induction, orientation and supervision of newly employed nursing staff in Gastroenterology, Intestinal Failure and Eating Disorders specialty.

Responsible for meeting Trust requirements with regard to the delivery and compliance recording of mandatory training to all staff.

This post carries a requirement to teach within a clinical setting and contribute to clinical care as service needs require.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Closing date is midnight on 25 September 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 3 October 2023

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse.
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification and /or Mentorship Qualification.
  • Evidence of relevant on-going professional development.
  • Diploma or equivalent


  • MSc or willing to undertake
  • PGCE or willing to undertake
  • Management or leadership qualification.



  • Recent, substantial & relevant IF experience
  • Ability to demonstrate an expert working knowledge of IF pathways.
  • Live mentor status.
  • Experience of mentorship pre & post registration mentoring.
  • Demonstrate experience of teaching and practice development over the last 6 months at band 6 or above.
  • Evidence of leadership, management and/or team development.


  • Experience in speciality.
  • Previous practice development/education experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience of lecturing/presenting.



  • Expert clinical knowledge in Gastroenterology, Intestinal Failure and Eating Disorders specialty patients.
  • Ability to integrate education/professional needs with the needs of the service.
  • Knowledge of reflective practice in learning.
  • Ability to promote and introduce evidence based practices for Gastroenterology, Intestinal Failure and Eating Disorders specialty.
  • Ability to evaluate effectiveness of learning in the clinical environment.
  • Understanding of practice development processes.
  • Understanding of the wider nursing agenda including local, Trust and national issues related to education


  • Evidence of change management knowledge and experience.
  • Evidence of involvement in and knowledge of research and audit.



  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Self motivation, calm and consistent approach.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use advanced clinical skills to educate and improve skills of other staff members.
  • Leadership/team working skills to effect changes in practice and improve care standards.
  • Able to challenge own and others practice in a facilitative manner.
  • Willingness to support and adapt to change.
  • IT literacy, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Evidence of negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Ability to motivate others.
  • Good organsational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the wider MDT and other departments.
  • Able to prioritise workload.
  • Highly developed team work skills.
  • Good decision making skills.


  • Assertive/perceptive counselling skills.
  • Able to ensure effective networking both within the Trust and Academic Institutions.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Highly motivated and committed
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleague needs.
  • Approachable and supportive.
  • Able to promote an open learning culture.
  • Committed to continuous professional development (both own and in others).
  • Willing to learn.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A



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