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Major Trauma Coordinator

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the clinical service within the Cambridge Major Trauma Centre at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for a Major Trauma Nurse Coordinator with a specialist interest in major trauma care.

Working as part of the wider Major Trauma Service clinical team you will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the care of major trauma patients from admission through to rehabilitation and discharge.

You will play a key worker role in the case management of major trauma patients, providing a link to ensure good communication and ensuring all aspects of care is coordinated throughout the major trauma pathway. You would be liaising between multi disciplines, supporting flow through the system, through facilitation of timely discharges and transfers, as well as liaising with post discharge services. Acting as an advocate for patients throughout their journey and linking with professionals across the wider East of England Trauma Network.

This role is also a great opportunity to further develop your skills and knowledge base to cover all spectrum of the management of major trauma patients and working across multiple trauma specialties within the regional Major Trauma Centre.

Main duties of the job

Work as a Major Trauma Coordinator within the Major Trauma Service.

Ensure care is coordinated from admission to discharge for all major trauma patients.

Facilitate and manage the major trauma pathway, linking with all relevant professionals across lead in-patients team in the Major Trauma Centre and EoE Trauma Network.

Assist in developing, implementing and auditing key performance indicators that support the streamlined major trauma patient pathway.

Coordinate the demands of safe, high quality and high responsive patient care from admission to discharge/repatriation

Implement and assist in changes to care provisio

Provide advice for clinicians, patients and relatives as required relating to major trauma patients.

Undertake post discharge patient follows-ups and feedback to Major Trauma Practitioners and where required lead in-patient teams.

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.

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

Closing date is midnight on 23 July 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 3 August 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
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Teaching or mentoring qualification
  • Post registration qualification in speciality or willingness to complete


  • Degree
  • Research Module
  • To possess or working towards Level 1 Major Trauma Nurse competency module



  • Demonstrate expert nursing skills
  • Evidence of mentorship/preceptorship roles
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching


  • Experience in pathway coordination
  • Participation in patient experience initiatives



  • Understanding of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding and knowledge of specialist field


  • Understanding of major trauma pathway
  • Understanding of discharge planning processes



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working


  • Assertiveness/perceptive counselling skills
  • Documentation, audit and presentation skills
  • Leadership Skills

Additonal Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent
  • Able to travel as required for the role

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A

Hills Road



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