Skip to main content

East of England Neurosurgery Network Specialist Nurse/AHP

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

View more

Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 7
Full Time
The East of England Neurosurgery Network (EoE NN) is hosted by Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and is the region's Neurosurgery Clinical Network. It was launched in October 2023 and is a specialised service clinical network. Its triple aim is to improve quality, reduce inequalities, and to improve value of neurosurgical management across the eastern region.

As East of England Neurosurgery Network Specialist Nurse/AHP during the first half of this 18 month post you will contribute to at least two of the network's six workstreams in the 2024/5 financial year Regional MDT and Clinical Guidelines. Supported by the Network Manager and Network Clinical Lead you will be responsible for institution of regular network MDT meetings and assist with preparation, publication, and dissemination of network agreed patient pathways, procedures, and protocols. You will be responsible for data entry into established cranial registries spanning the wide spectrum of neurosurgery including, but not limited to vascular (BIBAR, CAMNVS) and functional (DBS). You will also assist with creation of new registries relevant to neurotrauma and pituitary.

As part of this role you will be embedded clinically within relevant neurosurgical teams for at least 1 day/week, rotating through relevant sub-specialties as the MDT workstream evolves.

Main duties of the job

This post represents a unique opportunity for a mid-career nurse/AHP to further develop their clinical skills across a range of sub-specialties in neurosurgery whilst taking an active role in a regional NHS England-funded quality improvement initiative.

Key responsibilities include:

To institute regular and effective Regional Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings for the East of England Neurosurgery Network (EoE NN), including cross-regional collaborations such as the Eastern Neurovascular MDT.

Development and implementation of common referral, care, and transfer pathways, in addition to other policies, protocols, and procedures across the network, to reduce variation in service delivery.

To be responsible for data entry into cranial registries (maintaining accurate data through a keen eye for detail) spanning the wide spectrum of neurosurgery.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

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.Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

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 (

Closing date is midnight on 16 July 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 24 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



  • Registered nurse/AHP.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Post-registration qualification in speciality or willingness to complete


  • Postgraduate degree



  • Relevant clinical experience at Band 6 or above
  • Demonstrate expert nursing/AHP skills: -prioritising, planning and organising own tasks -working within guidelines -experience of dealing with difficult situations and confrontations.
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice.
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams.


  • Familiarity with clinical outcome scoring (such as Glasgow Outcome Scale, GOS, for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients).
  • Familiarity with common patient outcome metrics (such as length of stay, LOS).
  • Experience of using EPIC.
  • Data entry experience and documentation.



  • Understanding of evidence-based practice.
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance.
  • Understanding and knowledge of specialist field


  • Understanding of the requirements of Good Clinical Practice possess current GCP Certificate.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (telephone, email, face-to-face).
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues' needs.
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills negotiate effectively, influence others positively, act as a role model.
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Documentation, audit, and presentation skills.


  • Assertiveness/perceptive counselling skills.
  • Leadership skills
  • Reasonable IT skills, including familiarity working with data entry systems such as Microsoft Excel.

Additional Requirements


  • To act in a professional manner, at all times, in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.
  • 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 D

Hills Road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert