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Staff Nurse - Apheresis, E10

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join a small friendly dynamic team carry out Apheresis procedures, such as, Peripheral stem cell harvests, Plasma exchanges, Red Cell exchanges and Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP).

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a motivated enthusiastic nurse who are looking for a challenge and are committed to develop & improve patient care.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills, and an understanding of the needs of cancer patients and their families.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals 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.

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

o Our values and reputation for outstanding care

o Opportunities to experience a range of specialities

o Career and development opportunities

o Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team

o Research experience and opportunities

o Lovely location and quality of life

o Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close on 23-June-2024.

Interviews are due to be held on 01-July-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.

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

For Candidates applying from outside the UK

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (

Person Specification



  • Current registration with NMC on part one or two of the register.


  • Teaching and assessing qualification.
  • Other post-basic, health-related courses evidence of continuing professional development and its application.



  • Proven clinical practice.
  • Experience of utilising reflective practice.


  • Dialysis or hemofiltration experience.
  • Haematology experience.
  • Experience of mentoring junior staff
  • Experience of teaching junior staff.
  • Experience of shift: shift ward management in absence of senior colleagues.
  • Clinical supervision.



  • NMC Code of Conduct and guidelines of professional practice.
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within the clinical area.
  • Health and Safety awareness.
  • Quality issues and Clinical Governance.
  • Awareness of Trust and Ward/Department Policies.
  • Awareness of need to demonstrate a professional appearance and behaviour.


  • Awareness of risk management procedure
  • An understanding of the professional nursing agenda.
  • Awareness of broader issues within the Trust and NHS.



  • Proven verbal and written communication.
  • Skills with all members of the healthcare team, colleagues, patients and relatives.
  • Practical application of Trust documentation standards.
  • Ability to take initiative when required and liaise with the appropriate manager/bleep holder.
  • Maintenance of confidentiality.
  • Identify problems and recommend solutions.
  • Time management.
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload.
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues', patients', relatives' cultural and emotional needs.
  • Able to remain calm and work effectively in pressured situations.
  • Willingness to adapt to change as the organisation develops.


  • Ability to achieve competency in Trust computer systems.
  • Ability to induct and orientate new staff to the clinical area and to identify the key learning needs of less experienced staff
  • Cannulation and venepuncture.
  • Able to demonstrate practical application of health and safety in relation to acuity and patient/nurse ratio.
  • Effective management of equipment and Resources.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital - Division B

Hills Road



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