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PaNDR Sister/Charge Nurse (Neonatal Transport)

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Are you an experienced neonatal nurse looking for an exciting career opportunity? We are currently looking to recruit Band 6 nurses to join our transport team.

PaNDR (Paediatric and Neonatal Decision Support and Retrieval Service) is the neonatal and paediatric retrieval service for the East of England. Whilst the teams work within their clinical speciality, the teams also work supportively and collaboratively together. Providing expert critical care to neonates and children up to the age of 16 years with a variety of medical and surgical conditions both at their referring hospital and in the ambulance en-route to their new care centre.

This career path will enable you to enhance your skills in stabilising and transferring some of the sickest neonates within a small team. You will also develop and deliver with the MDT outreach learning to our service users across the region.

A full induction process is provided with competencies surrounding the transport situation and equipment. As a team we have daily teaching and regular simulation drills to maintain our skills. Shifts include rotation between our 6 teams which cover each 24 hours, 365 days of the year.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing direct clinical care to infants requiring emergency and elective transfer. Team working ability and leadership skills will be used to ensure safe and effective delivery of the service for staff, parents and babies according to the CUH Trust values and behaviours.

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.

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 21 July 2024

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 29 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.

If you would like to be part of this friendly, progressive, innovative team providing family centred care to critically ill neonates and children in the East of England and would like more information please contact:

Lorraine Highe,

Liz Lock, Lead Nurse for Education:

Person Specification



  • First Level Registration with the NMC
  • Neonatal Critical Care qualification
  • Teaching / mentorship qualification
  • Neonatal Life Support Course
  • Safeguarding level 3


  • Enhanced Nursing Skills Qualification (ENP)
  • Degree in relevant health related subject
  • Leadership qualification



  • Tertiary level Neonatal Nursing experience
  • Shift leader experience
  • Transferring infants between departments internally
  • Experience of being involved in governance processes which help to development the service and measure quality


  • Experience of Surgical Neonatal Nursing
  • Transferring infants externally



  • Awareness of professional issues
  • Knowledge of team working dynamics


  • Knowledge of Neonatal Transport developments and strategic National Agenda



  • Organised
  • Ability to be calm under pressure
  • Effective team member
  • Ability to take responsibility and use feedback for service improvement
  • Basic IT skills


  • Budgetary skills
  • Intermediate IT skills

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • The following hazards are associated with this job role: Contact with patients in a clinical environment, regular contact with patients who are vulnerable to infection, contact with patients who are known to be infected, shift work including night duty, manual handling, regular hand hygiene exposing to skin sensitisers (exc latex)

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E

Hills Road



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