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Rehabilitation Director Practitioner East of England Trauma Network

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Part Time
The East of England Major Trauma Network has an exciting opportunity for an AHP or Nurse to become our Rehabilitation Clinical Director Practitioner.

We're looking for someone with experience in clinical and operational leadership within rehabilitation in the East of England. This is a multi-faceted role that includes being able to have a strategic overview of rehabilitation service delivery within the region, understand impact of health inequalities and drive changes to close gaps, maintain relationships with multiple stakeholders and ensure appropriate delivery of its work.

You'll be collaborating with regional and national NHS organisations, the six East of England ICBs, commissioners, and non-NHS organisations, working with complex information. You'll be required to develop and maintain contacts across the rehabilitation landscape.

You'll be leading on rehabilitation workstreams developed by the Trauma Network and will have the opportunity to work closely with stakeholders such as the East of England AHP Board, The East of England Rehabilitation Network, as well as other regional and national stakeholders, including people who use rehabilitation services.

This post is a secondment for 18 months at 3 days per week. It will consist of mainly remote working while hosted by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The Network Rehabilitation Director Practitioner will provide leadership for the delivery and further development of rehabilitation services within the East of England Trauma Network. This includes both adult and paediatric populations.

The Network is made up of the Major Trauma Centre at Cambridge University Hospitals and twelve Trauma Units across the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, and Cambridgeshire.

Lead on the identification of rehabilitation elements of the annual Work Programme and work with the Trauma Network team to deliver the Programme. A strong contribution to achieve the strategic objectives and relevant national and regional performance targets for the Network is expected.

Develop relationships across all partners within the East of England network ensuring the promotion of the use of the Rehabilitation Prescription.

Close teamwork with the other members of the Trauma Network will be required.

Demonstrate expertise and be a specialist in the field of rehabilitation.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

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.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 3 March 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on 27 March 2024.

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, Midwife or AHP or current GMC Registration
  • Research experience, e.g. MD, PhD or MSc


  • Teaching Qualification



  • Experience working at senior level
  • Experience working autonomously, unsupervised and across boundaries and professions
  • Experience in service evaluation and delivery of change projects including use of project management tools
  • Experience in supervising and line managing staff including providing personal appraisal, joint objective setting and managing human resources issues


  • Research portfolio including evidence of clinical application of research findings
  • Clinical management of the rehabilitation needs of trauma patients, both neurological and non-neurological
  • Acute, post-acute and community rehabilitation delivery
  • Advanced experience and ability to write academic and organisational reports



  • Understanding of the current issues affecting provision of rehabilitation within Major Trauma
  • Knowledge of the current and potential changes in health service arrangements in relation to Major Trauma Care


  • Good awareness of strategic management principles and practice



  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work within and across integrated care systems effectively
  • Developed ability to work autonomously and manage own time including working flexibly to meet tight deadlines and working under pressure
  • Advanced skills in leading and developing a team
  • Service evaluation skills, including ability to measure the impact of interventions
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Network
  • The ability to communicate with service users and carers
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills for internal and external relationships
  • Ability to share information and gain support and collaboration from clinical and non-clinical colleagues
  • Able to plan, allocate and supervise the work of a team
  • Able to reflect on own performance including identification of areas for development and recognition of personal strengths
  • Able to draw on understanding of equity and equality and use this to support fair and inclusive practices and culture


  • Presentation skills - capable of presenting information to a wide audience
  • Basic data analysis
  • Good presentation skills

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.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to work remotely as required
  • Proven and recognised interest in Trauma care development and management
  • Ability to travel to meet the requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A

Hills Road



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