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Practice Development Nurse - Emergency Department

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A new and exciting opportunity is currently available for a qualified nurse to join the ED Practice development team.

The Trust's philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do and we expect staff to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times. This means that we go to great lengths to recruit the right people. We want people with a positive attitude who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that provides an excellent caring service to our patients.

The ED PD team shares this philosophy as we aim to help staff in becoming fulfilled and skilled professionals, thus delivering the best care to patients and their families as well as promoting staffs job satisfaction and fulfilment.

As a Major Trauma Centre, we offer a diverse set of trainings that are delivered/facilitated by the PD team, to not only fulfil their role, but also to allow them to pursue their career objectives.

As a PD nurse you will be required to deliver formal training sessions as well as informal training while working alongside your colleagues.

As a PD nurse you will be required to regular weekly clinical shifts

We are also required to support students from different backgrounds, such as nurses, paramedics and midwifes, in achieving the knowledge and skills necessary to complete their training and work as professionals

Main duties of the job

If you are looking for an opportunity to further develop your career and you like to help staff in developing their skills and knowledge, join us in the PD team.

Main duties

Responsible for leading the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidence based nursing care to a group of patients

To focus on the education needs of nursing staff under the direction of the Senior Practice Development Nurse.

To assist in meeting Trust requirements with regard to the delivery of training of staff.

Support the Senior Practice Development Nurse to deliver the department / Trust key learning / skills / education objectives.

Lead and maintain a high standard of quality nursing care

Take a lead in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.

Act as a clinical and professional role model, assessing and junior staff.

Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.

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.

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

Closing date is midnight on 2 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 10 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



  • Current registration with NMC on part one or two of the register
  • Level 1 trauma qualification
  • Mentorship/SSSA supervisor qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and its application (e.g. ILS, PILS, ALS, APLS, EPLS, TNCC)


  • Degree level qualification
  • Accredited course in a relevant acute specialty
  • SSSA practice assessor qualification
  • Appraisal training
  • Recruitment training



  • Significant experience in Emergency/Acute setting
  • Experience mentorship
  • Experience in teaching
  • Post registration experience in a relevant acute speciality.
  • Experience of using reflective practice


  • Previous Band 6 experience in nursing
  • Recruitment experience
  • Experience of shift management and leadership.
  • Recruitment experience
  • Experience of conducting appraisals or providing other forms of constructive staff feedback
  • Experience of project management



  • NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Sound theoretical and practical nursing knowledge within a relevant, acute clinical area.
  • Awareness of departmental and wider Trust issues
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Quality issues and Clinical Governance
  • Understanding of the wider nursing agenda and how this mat impact care delivery.
  • Good understanding proactive risk management
  • Good awareness of current issues and practice in emergency/trauma care.


  • Human Resources policies and procedures and their application/management of HR issues.
  • Audit/data collection/research experience.
  • Ability to use MAPS system.



  • Proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Motivated and able to provide leadership to influence care standards.
  • Able to challenge individuals to ensure Trust Values are upheld.
  • Able to act as a positive role model.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure in order to maximise positive outcomes
  • Able to effect change and support individuals through the change process.
  • Able to motivate others to achieve.
  • Ability to organise own time to deliver initiatives to targets.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Negotiating and influencing skills.
  • IT Literacy in Word/Excel/Powerpoint


  • Ability to demonstrate awareness of problem solving and priorities when coordinating the department
  • Conflict management

Additonal Requirements


  • Ability to work flexibly to cover full range of shifts
  • 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 C



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