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Paediatric Apheresis Clinical Nurse Specialist

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

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There is an exciting opportunity to join the paediatric nursing team at Cambridge University Hospital (CUH) as a Paediatric Apheresis Clinical Nurse Specialist. This role is within the paediatric service and will be supported by, not only paediatrics but also the existing Apheresis team based at CUH. This role will support the newly commissioned paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Service and will be responsible for all children and young people who require apheresis as part of their care.

Children's services at CUH cares for both the local population as well as those children and young people who require tertiary care from across the East of England. The unit has multiple in-patient ward and outpatient services as well as paediatric and neonatal intensive care units and a critical care transport team. CUH is the tertiary centre for children and young people with a wide range of conditions including oncology, haematology and neurology. This role will support Children's Services as we move into the future here at CUH with the development of Cambridge Children's Hospital.

Applicants are encouraged to make contact for further information regarding this role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder needs to have knowledge within this field and extensive experience working in acute paediatric settings, an understanding / experience of the development of patient services, experience of working with children and their families undergoing care for both acute and chronic conditions.

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 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.

Person Specification



  • RSCN / RN Child
  • First Degree (or equivalent level) in nursing or health-related subject
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification
  • Evidence of on-going CPD
  • Advanced safeguarding training
  • Post registration qualification in relevant subject


  • Post-graduate Masters
  • Independent prescriber
  • Clinical assessment skills
  • Advanced communication skills



  • Working with acute and chronically ill children and young people
  • Evidence of having worked collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of caring for children who are preparing for a transplant OR children with a non-malignant haematology diagnosis
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching colleagues / students and involvement in mentorship
  • Experience of managing a caseload


  • Experience of working with both cohorts of patients: children who are preparing for a transplant and children with a non-malignant haematology diagnosis
  • Experience as a clinical nurse specialist
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Experience of working autonomously



  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant national policy and guideline relating to paediatric apheresis
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how specialist haemaglobinopathy services are set up across the region
  • Knowledge and experience of cross organisational working
  • Experience of service development


  • Experience in developing a new service
  • Experience in developing care pathways and patient information



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skills of diplomacy and negotiation
  • Well-developed organisational and planning ability, able to prioritise and delegate
  • Maintain a flexible attitude to change
  • Demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team and build good relationships
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to manage performance of staff, change management and conflict


  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Experience of using EPIC

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all time towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust vales of safe, kind and excellent
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people at all levels within the organisation and external agencies
  • Committed to providing a high standard of clinical care
  • Able to motivate others
  • To work flexibly as the role demands
  • Able to travel as required for the role
  • Current NMC registration

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E



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