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Newly Qualified Staff Nurse Event

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are a Newly-Qualified Adult Nurse or qualifying shortly, we would love to tell you more about opportunities to develop your career here at Cambridge University Hospitals.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises of Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional areas, as well as offering 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 practice your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values Safe, Kind, Excellentsupport 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.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of safe individualised, holistic and evidence-based patient focused care in consultation with the patient, relatives and the multidisciplinary team.

About us

We currently have opportunities for newly qualified nurses in the following areas. Please select a maximum of two preferences in your application. If there is a specific ward within one of the specialties listed below that you are particularly interested in working in, please include this information within your supporting statement detailing why you should be considered.
  • Radiology
  • Oncology
  • Haematology
  • Cambridge Infusion Centre
  • Acute Medical Ward
  • Renal Medicine
  • Department of Medicine for the Elderly
  • Acute Assessment Unit
  • Transplant
  • Neurosciences
  • Theatres
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Department
  • General Surgery
  • Acute Stroke
  • Vascular Surgery

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification)

This vacancy will close on the 15th October 2023

If successfully shortlisted you will be invited to our Newly Qualified Recruitment Event, which will be held on site on the 4th November 2023 Please note if you have indicated Critical Care as one of your two options you will be required to complete a maths test prior to the event date. The Recruitment team will be in touch to confirm details closer to the time.

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialties
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • �1000 Welcome Subsidy on commencement and up to a further �3000 loan to support your resettlement and contribute towards a deposit or first months rent subject to eligibility
  • 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



  • oCurrent registration with NMC on part one or two of the register oNewly Qualified or working towards registering with the NMC


  • oTeaching and assessing qualification oOther post-basic, health-related courses evidence of continuing professional development and its application oNHS Acute experience



  • oProven clinical practice oExperience of utilising reflective practice


  • oExperience of mentoring junior staff oExperience of teaching junior staff oExperience of shift: shift ward management in absence of senior colleagues oClinical supervision



  • oNMC Code of Conduct and guidelines of professional practice oGood theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within the clinical area oHealth and Safety awareness oQuality issues and Clinical Governance oAwareness of Trust and Ward/Department policies oAwareness of need to demonstrate a professional appearance and behaviour


  • oAwareness of risk management procedure oAn understanding of the professional nursing agenda oAwareness of broader issues within the Trust and NHS



  • oProven verbal and written communication oSkills with all members of the healthcare team, colleagues, patients and relatives oPractical application of Trust documentation standards oSelf motivated oAbility to take initiative when required and liaise with the appropriate manager/bleep holder o Maintenance of confidentiality oIdentify problems and recommend solutions oTime management oAbility to plan, organise and prioritise workload o Awareness and respect for colleagues', patients', relatives' cultural and emotional needs oAble to remain calm and work effectively in pressured situations oWillingness to adapt to change as the organisation develops


  • oAbility to achieve competency in Trust computer systems oAbility to induct and orientate new staff to clinical area and to identify the key learning needs of less experienced staff oPractical skills teaching oAble to demonstrate practical application of health and safety in relation to acuity and patient/nurse ratio oEffective management of equipment and resources

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. The following hazards are associated with this job role: oFlexible approach to working in line with service requirements

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A,B,C,D,

Hills Rd



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