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Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist - SAT and Thrombectomy

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Our dynamic stroke specialist nursing team is now recruiting for two Band 7 senior specialists to take part in our SAT and thrombectomy 24/7 rota.

By joining our friendly team you be asked to demonstrate good leadership skills and role modelling, take part on thorough assessments and initiate treatment plans for acute stroke patients within Stroke Specialist Services. It is also expected to take part on data analysis and hyper acute stroke research.

You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team, optimising patient pathway, coordinating acute stroke beds, taking part of research and carrying out projects to improve the stroke pathways.

We are looking for a permanent post holder (1 full time and 1 part time) who is flexible. Shift work will be required and training will be provided

Main duties of the job

The post holder is a recognised expert in the specialty, responsible for the day to day management and coordination of the regional thrombectomy service.

Working with stroke lead and consultant nurse to deliver safe and effective pathway and repatriation to and from CUH

A clinical expert in assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care in hyperacute stroke, undertaking specialist nursing procedures and implementing evidenced base care

Ensure effective communication across the multi stakeholder groups locally and regionally.

Collaboratively develop standard operating procedures to ensure specialist advice and support of other staff and service users, the wider stroke team, within CUH and across the region.

Provide specialist education and training for staff as required.

Required to undertake clinical audit, service evaluation and participate research in own specialist area and present data within and outside CUH.

Team leadership and day to day management

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 21 April 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 2 May 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 Nurse educated to Degree level
  • Post registration qualification in speciality
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Teaching qualification.
  • Advanced communication skills/counselling qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Advanced clinical assessment or willingness to undertake


  • Masters degree
  • Trained Clinical supervisor
  • Quality Improvement qualification
  • Independent prescriber accreditation
  • After Action Review facilitator training
  • Patient safety investigation training



  • Significant relevant experience in the Specialty 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.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a multi stakeholder group.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due 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 judgmental skills.
  • Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accdordingly


  • Advanced Communication Skills.
  • Team building 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.
  • 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 specialty - political, Trust and regional agenda

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road



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