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Critical Care / NCCU Practice Development Nurse

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for innovative Critical Care nurses to join our Critical Care Practice Development & Education Team for one permanent and one 12-month fixed term/secondment.

You must have excellent clinical and communication skills.

As a Practice Development Nurse you must be able to demonstrate a commitment to developing the service and staff, improving the patient experience and show evidence of clinical leadership. You will work predominantly in the Neuro Critical Care Unit with the expectation to support all Critical Care Units to facilitate education, training, research and professional development for all staff through formal and informal teaching.

In return for your dedication and hard work we offer excellent opportunities which include local education, leadership and development programmes as well as courses at degree or masters level.

This is an exciting opportunity for a person with vision and passion for patient centred care and development of nursing within this area.

You must have a relevant recognised post registration Critical Care qualification: 60 credit Critical Care Course with completion of Step 2 and 3 competencies - or equivalent

Main duties of the job

Facilitate learning within the clinical team and provide professional training and development of staff through formal and informal teaching across Critical Care.

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 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.

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.

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 24 July 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 8 August 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



  • RGN with current registration.
  • Relevant recognised post registration Critical Care qualification: 60 credit Critical Care Course with completion of Step 2 and 3s competencies - or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued development.


  • Teaching/assessing qualification.
  • Mentorship or Practice Supervisor & Assessor qualification.



  • Relevant Band 5 Critical Care experience


  • Experience in a variety of acute care areas.
  • Previous practice development experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience of lecturing/presenting.



  • Change management experience.
  • Experience of mentoring people with a variety of backgrounds and learning needs.
  • Awarenes of budgetry constraints related to education in Critical Care.
  • Involvement in research or service improvement
  • Knowledge and experience of the auditing process.
  • Knowledge and experience of research in the Critical care environment.



  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Highly developed team work skills.
  • Able to motivate self and others to learn.
  • Able to challenge own and others practice in a facilitative manner.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to integrate education/professional needs with service needs.
  • Skilled clinical practice.
  • Ability to teach on a one to one and group basis.
  • Able to use reflection in learning.
  • Ability to promote and introduce evidence based practices.
  • Ability to evaluate effectiveness of learning in the clinical environment.
  • Computer literacy - confident use of excel, word and powerpoint.
  • Ability to mentor staff on Critical Care courses.
  • Ability to assess for competence & create individualised action plans.


  • Assertive/perceptive counselling skills.
  • Able to ensure effective networking both within the Trust and Academic Institutions.
  • Leadership & management 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.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues' needs.
  • Approachable and supportive.
  • Able to promote an open learning culture.
  • Committed to own and others professional development.
  • Able to prioritise workload.
  • Good decision making skills.
  • Able to work under own direction.


  • Evidence of achievement in extended roles within Critical Care.
  • Evidence of working in a senior Band 5 role.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A

Hills Road



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