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Staff Nurse

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
12 Month Fixed-Term Contract

PLEASE NOTE that candidates must hold full NMC registration

We strive to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, and our staff to support and empower them to lead a fulfilling life.

We employ highly talented, experienced, and motivated people from diverse backgrounds We are committed to developing strong and positive relationships with the communities we live and work in.

We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Reporting to the Trafford Ward Manager, you will assist the team to deliver personal care to our patients who have a variety of rehabilitation and care needs for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Working with a team of passionate and dedicated Health Care professionals, you will be responsible for delivering a high level of care to the patients in our community wards This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team. This post involves rotational shifts across 24 hours
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality, patient focused care and treatment which promotes the Essence of Care and Standards for Better Health principles.
  • Ensure Expected Date of Discharge (EDD) is set through negotiation between patient, carer, team and internal/external agencies to achieve a safe and effective discharge which closely meets the patient's needs.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and their families /carers'
  • Ensure delivery of effective patient centered care programmes', through appropriate leadership,
  • Ensure monitoring of quality and compliance with standards is demonstrable within the service on an ongoing basis.
  • To maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients/clients, visitors and staff

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Regrettably, we cannot offer sponsorship for all our job roles. If you apply for a role that we cannot offer sponsorship for, unfortunately, your application form will be rejected from the process.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To undertake physical health checks including venepuncture, and other tasks as required.
  • To undertake and provide care for end of life patients
  • To work across inpatient units if required
  • Support the nurse in charge in inpatient units in maintaining essential clinical stocks.
  • To promote a positive service user experience throughout their stay through proactive listening, being responsive to issues raised and through resolving issues and concerns raised by service users with colleagues and senior members of the team.
  • To be responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards service users, carers, colleagues and other agencies, at all times.
  • To participate in working collaboratively with other Trust services and external agencies to provide seamless care for service users.
  • To observe and report to a registered member of the team, any changes which may indicate an alteration in the general well being and safety of a service user. This would include observations around the service users presentation, behaviour, mood and verbal content.
  • To provide service users with personal care, where and when required, and demonstrate empathy, dignity, respect and compassion at all times.
  • Ensuring that any entries made by the post holder in the nursing notes are current, relevant and accurate, and the content will then be reported & counter signed by the registered nurse or relevant professional.
  • Working in partnership with the service user to access a range of activities and services to maintain their independence. Promoting healthy activities and lifestyle choices.
  • Ensure that the ward environment is clean and tidy at all times. To liaise with the ward housekeeper regarding cleanliness.
  • To promote and support registered staff with the physical health, comfort and wellbeing of service users, including physical observations and taking blood pressure, temperature and pulse under their guidance and supervision.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • NMC Registration


  • Post graduate qualification relating to ward specialism
  • Mentor qualification / ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Additional qualification for specialism



  • Experience of in-patient services and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of providing mentorship
  • Experience relating to ward specialism.

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written, including IT literacy (MS Office).
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as a role model, empowering and motivating other team members
  • Enthusiastic and has the ability to participate in full rotational shifts
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Shows appropriate professional and personal boundaries
  • Ability to carry out physical interventions (certain posts only)
  • Ability to use own initiative, to enable contribution to a multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Able to keep calm and respond appropriately under pressure
  • Effective time management and organisation skills


  • Level of good assertiveness skills
  • Decision making, delegation and problem-solving skills

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Thorough understanding of care planning
  • Knowledge of physical healthcare needs
  • Commitment to and understanding of evidence based practice
  • Awareness of safeguarding issues and responsibilities under relevant legislation
  • Basic understanding of needs of service users


  • Basic understanding of legislation relating to care including - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Act, Children's Act, Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety Act and the Data Protection Act



  • Positive approach to older people
  • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working.
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
  • Willingness to follow instruction but also able to question and challenge
  • To continue your professional development and participate in annual appraisal and the performance management process Interest in user and carer involvement

Physical Requirements


  • Physically able to undertake a demanding role safely, as and when required

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


North Cambs Hospital

Churchill Road


PE13 3AB

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