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Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist

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

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We are delighted to offer the opportunity to join our Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Service, here at Cambridge University Hospital (CUH), within our Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Department. We are looking to recruit a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist role to work within this service.

This role will be key in continuing to develop this relatively new service here at CUH, and the ongoing comprehensive care of children who require a bone marrow transplant, as part of their Oncology or Haematology treatment, either treated at CUH or referred into the service from other centres.

The Haematology / Oncology service at CUH is based on Ward C2 and the Paediatric Day Unit and is the Principal Treatment Centre for children being treated for Cancer in the East of England. This role is part of the BMT service which has been commissioned by NHSE and will be part of the new team recruited to carry out this service. This team will be embedded into the existing MDT and work closely with the Haematology/Oncology Consultants, Clinical Nurse Specialists and wider AHP team as well as the ward and clinic staff.

Main duties of the job

You will need to have experience working within acute paediatric oncology settings, experience working within outpatient services, an understanding / experience of the development of patient services and experience of working with children and their families undergoing bone marrow transplant. Applicants should also have an understanding of how paediatric bone marrow transplant services are organised nationally.

You are encouraged to make contact for more information about the role if interested.

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 30th June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on the 8th July 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



  • RSCN/ RN Child
  • First Degree (or equivalent level) in nursing or health-related subject
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification
  • Evidence of on-going CPD
  • Advanced safeguarding training
  • Post registration qualification in paediatric oncology


  • Post-graduate Masters
  • Qualification in bone marrow transplantation
  • Independent prescriber



  • Working with acute and chronically ill children and young people
  • Working with acute and chronically ill children and young people
  • Experience of caring for children who are undergoing / have undergone a bone marrow transplant
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching colleagues / students and involvement in mentorship
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of service development


  • Experience in a paediatric bone marrow transplant unit
  • Experience as a clinical nurse specialist
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Experience of working autonomously



  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant national policy and guideline relating to children's bone marrow transplant management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how paediatric bone marrow transplant services are organised nationally
  • Knowledge and experience of cross organisational working


  • Experience in developing care pathways and patient information
  • Experience in developing a new service



  • 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
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to manage performance of staff, change management and conflict


  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Experience of using EPIC
  • Clinical assessment skills
  • Advanced communication skills

Additional Requirements


  • he ability to understand and behave at alltime towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust vales of safe, kind and excellent
  • Ability to work collaboratively 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
  • Able to travel between sites as required for the role
  • Current NMC registration

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E

Hills Road



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