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Specialist Support Nurse - Trauma & Orthopaedics

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting time for the Trauma and Orthopaedics CNS and Specialty Support Nurse team at CUH - we have several new Band 6 posts providing opportunities to come and join us! Our dynamic, motivated team of Specialist Nurses work across both Trauma and elective patient pathways to provide the highest standards of evidence based care, including within our new Cambridge Movement Surgical Hub.

These clinically based roles require you to complete Clinical Assessment and Examination skills modules. We are proud of our in-house and local university education opportunities, providing professional development and a rewarding working environment.

We are an integral part of various Inpatient and Outpatient services within our specialty. These include the Virtual Fracture Clinic, and new Nurse-led virtual follow up clinics for Arthroplasty patients. These services require a varied skill set to allow triaging of patients by phone, and providing advice and reassurance with treatment plans.

This is a varied role for the right candidate, we are looking for self- motivated, enthusiastic nurses with experience in Trauma and Orthopaedics who are keen to further develop their knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the provision of high quality, patient focused care

You will be responsible for assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care programmes

You will be responsible for providing specialist advice and support to, and liaising with, other staff

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 ofTogether - 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.

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 23rd November 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 6th December 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.

For further details/informal visits please see below:
Name Jo Kay Job title CNS Email address Telephone number 01223 217282

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Relevant experience in surgery
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Teaching or mentoring qualification
  • Post registration qualification in speciality or willingness to complete


  • Degree
  • Research Module



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



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

Additional Requirements


  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of small team
  • Flexible and 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

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A

Hills Road



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