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Specialist Support Nurse - Paediatric Respiratory

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
An opportunity has arisen within our paediatric Long Term Ventilation service for a six month secondment as a Specialist Support Nurse. You will be working within a well established team and alongside an experienced Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist.

We are looking for a well motivated staff member, with experience of caring for children receiving ventilation and an interest in developing their skills in a specialist support nurse role within the LTV team. We care for a cohort of patients with a wide variety of conditions treated with different forms of ventilation.

You will be an excellent communicator who is clinically credible amongst work colleagues and a positive role model. You will work alongside families/ carers to enable the best patient journeys for the children and young people in your care.

Main duties of the job

You will be working in the outpatient clinic setting and supporting children when they are inpatients on the ward.

The post holder is responsible for the provision of high quality, patient focused care

Responsible for assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care programmes

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 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.

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 3 March 2024

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 11 March 2024

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 children's nurse.
  • Educated to Diploma level
  • Post registration study relevant to post
  • Teaching/ Assessing/ Mentoring module


  • Degree
  • Specialist Qualification



  • Significant acute General Paediatric Nursing experience
  • Experience in leading a team or in routinely coordinating a shift on a children's ward


  • Community Children's Nursing
  • Experience working autonomously
  • Experience in managing a change in clinical Practice



  • Understanding of chronic disease management
  • Knowledge of community support networks available to children, parent and families



  • Ability to deliver expert nursing care to children and families
  • Ability to develop protocols and guidelines for practice under supervision of Lead CNS
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to deliver education and training programmes


  • Demonstrates ability to work across organisational boundaries

Additional Requirements


  • Good presentation/ clinical teaching skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to travel within the region
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E



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