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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Paediatric Surgery/Urology

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

Job Details

Within children's services at Cambridge University Hospitals the Department of Paediatric General Surgery/Urology is dedicated to providing specialist, professional care to our patients and their families in a welcoming and committed atmosphere.

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical Nurse Specialist within the speciality of Paediatric Surgery/Urology. In this role you will work as an independent practitioner and integral part of the team in order to provide a first class service. Working alongside the Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist you will be responsible for coordinating a comprehensive, integrated, holistic service proving specialist clinical skills, expertise and leadership.

You will liaise with all relevant professional groups and agencies within and outside the Trust to enhance the delivery of care to children, young people and families under the care of the paediatric surgery/urology team, providing guidance, support and advice.

To fulfil this role you will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be an effective educator and role model and be able to demonstrate leadership skills and ability to influence change.

You will be enthusiastic, flexible and able to work effectively and efficiently under pressure.

You will have already played a role within both the care of paediatric general surgery and paediatric urology patients and have the desire to further enhance and develop your skills.

Main duties of the job

You will be a recognised expert in the specialty, responsible for assessing, developing and implementing Specialist Nursing care programmes and undertaking Specialist Nursing procedures

Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to, and liaising with, other staff. This includes the provision of specialist education and training for other staff and students

Responsible for implementing a clearly defined integrated approach to patient care encompassing new treatments and evidence based care

Required to undertake research and lead clinical audits in own specialist area

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.

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Closing date is midnight on 19th May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on the 10th June 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



  • NMC Registered RSCN/RN Child
  • First Degree (or equivalent level) in nursing or health-related subject
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification
  • Evidence of on-going CPD


  • Post-graduate Diploma/ Degree/Masters
  • Counselling qualification
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Advanced communication skills



  • Working with acute and chronically ill children and young people
  • Evidence of having worked collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching colleagues / students and involvement in mentorship


  • Experience in caring for children with surgical conditions, and their families
  • Evidence of publications in nursing journals
  • Community Experience



  • Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of the: Children Act, National Service Framework, Every Child Matters, Working together to Safeguard Children, NHS Plan, Liberating the Talents


  • Experience in developing care pathways and patient information



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skills of diplomacy and negotiation
  • Well-developed organisational and planning ability, able to prioritise and delegate
  • Maintain a flexible attitude to change
  • Demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team and build good relationships
  • Ability to manage performance of staff, change management and conflict


  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of managing conflict

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all time towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust vales of safe, kind and excellent
  • Ability to get on with a wide range of people at all levels within the organisation and external agencies
  • Committed to providing a high standard of clinical care
  • Able to motivate others
  • To work flexibly as the role demands
  • Car driver/ clean full UK driving Licence
  • Current NMC registration


  • Autonomous Practitioner
  • Experience of audit and research

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrooke's Hospital - Division E

Hills Road



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