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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Trauma & Orthopaedics

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting time for the Clinical Nurse Specialist team in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Addenbrooke's - we have a new Band 7 post available within our established team providing a fresh opportunity 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 to patients and their relatives, including within our new Cambridge Movement Surgical Hub.

This is a clinically based role: you will be required to complete the Clinical Assessment and Examination skills modules, or will already have achieved this.

Our Trauma and Elective services necessitate multi-specialty working, with involvement in trauma and elective pathways both within the Trust and around the region. This post is key to service expansion and delivery within a complex patient group.

We are looking for self- motivated, enthusiastic Nurses with experience in Trauma and Orthopaedics who are keen to further develop their knowledge and skills, and who will welcome the exciting and varied opportunities this role will provide.

Main duties of the job

Working as an employee of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust as a Clinical Nurse Specialist you will carry out assessments of patients care needs providing an integrated service model aimed at :

Lead, manage and support nursing and medical staff in providing a seamless pathway of clinical care to achieve improved patient experience, improved timely clinical interventions and decreased LOS

Enhancing the care of orthopaedic and trauma patients with advanced clinical assessment skills, non-medical prescribing, and other advanced clinical procedures, this is a ward based, patient facing role

Reducing the risk of deviation from pathways by ensuring that all interventions are timely and any delays in diagnostics/pathology are minimised and avoided, liaise with key senior personnel to ensure this is embedded in practice

Providing rapid assessment and timely intervention for patients who deviate from their care pathway, while still adhering to estimated date of discharge. Manage and guide staff in achieving this.

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 contact:
Name Lynsey Brown Job title Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist Email address Telephone number 01223 274423

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse educated to Degree level or willingness to undertake
  • Post registration qualification in speciality
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Teaching qualification or significant experience
  • Advanced communication skills/counselling qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment Course
  • Non-Medical Prescribing Course (or willingness to undertake)


  • Research Module
  • Masters Degree



  • Significant relevant experience in the Speciality and ability to demonstrate expert nursing skills
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching
  • Experience of initiating change



  • Understanding of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Understand of patient pathways its complexities and how to support the patient through this



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations due to workload and colleagues needs
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload, effective time management
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead developments in practice
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working
  • Demonstrate analytical and judgemental skills
  • Ability to quickly appraise situation and act


  • Advanced communication skills

Additional Requirements


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


  • Knowledge of broader issues related to speciality - political and Trust

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A

Hills Road



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