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Clinical Nurse Specialist Uro-Gynaecology and Specialist Mesh Service

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Uro-gynaecology service for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to join our team.

The CNS plays a key role within the multidisciplinary Uro - gynaecology surgery team. The role includes co-ordinating and delivering care to patients as well as supporting carers and healthcare professionals across both secondary and primary care. You will play an active part in developing the service and ensuring it is high quality, patient-centred, efficient and in line with national standards. You will be the patient's key worker and will manage your own clinical caseload, providing highly specialist nursing input and continuity of care to patients at each stage of their pathway (advice, assessment, hospital admission, surgery, discharge, follow-up, diagnosis).

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will independently utilise a broad range of advanced knowledge and skills and influence the positive experience of patients and carers ensuring they receive the highest standard of clinical care.

The CNS will play an instrumental role in managing patients with Uro-Gynaecological issues, performing Urodynamic studies and running nurse led pessary service. The CNS will also be responsible for managing patients with complications related to mesh inserted for urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse.

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.

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 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.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse educated to Degree level or willingness to undertake
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Advanced communication skills/counselling qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Willingness to work towards obtaining early pregnancy ultrasound scanning qualification, advanced clinical assessment and non-medical prescribing


  • Research Module.
  • Master's Degree
  • Post registration qualification in Women's Health
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment Qualification
  • Early pregnancy ultrasound scanning qualification.
  • Non-medical Prescribing and on NMC register



  • Experience in Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Care
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice.
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching.
  • Experience of initiating change


  • Significant relevant experience in Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Care with the ability to demonstrate expert nursing skills.



  • Understanding of evidence-based practice in Early Pregnancy Care and Gynaecology.
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance.
  • Understand of complexities of these patient pathways and how to support the patient through this


  • Awareness of the National Bereavement Care Pathway and how to implement into practice.



  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due workload and colleagues' needs.
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time-management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.
  • Demonstrate analytical and judgmental skills.
  • Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly


  • Advanced Communication Skills.
  • Experience in leading developments in practice

Additional Requirements


  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with 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.


  • Knowledge of broader issues related to specialty - political and Trust.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E

Hills Road



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