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Practice Development Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Division C Practice Development team are looking for two motivated individuals with a passion for teaching to join the team. You will deliver a diverse range of training including the delivery of training to staff new to the Trust both newly qualified and staff from overseas to consolidate prior learning and become familiar with CUH policies and procedures relevant to their daily work. You will be responsible for upskilling existing team members with more specialised skills and knowledge e.g. Caring for patients with Dementia / Alzheimer's / NG and PEG feeding / PICC unblocking etc, and for supporting senior sisters and charge nurses to deliver training specific to the skills analysis for their clinical area.

You will support nurses working within a range of our wards and as such a range of experience and transferable skills is desirable. Specialities covered within the division currently includes Care of the Elderly/ hepatology /nephrology / transplant /infectious diseases /general medicine /respiratory medicine /emergency assessment units / Infusion centre and OPAT. You will support and assess learners on a daily basis and therefore should hold the Practice supervisor and Practice Assessor qualification or equivalent.

You will deliver formal training face to face in classrooms as well as informal training in the clinical areas. Training and support with this will be given. You will also be expected to work a minimum of one clinical shift each month across the division.

Main duties of the job

Training will be provided to help you fulfil this challenging and exciting role.

Main duties:

Working alongside staff in the clinical areas to provide education and support

Undertaking Trust required assessments of competency

Developing and implementing learning resources

Planning, facilitating and teaching on study days/ sessions

Taking forward improvements in practice

Undertaking / assisting with ward audits where required

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your career and you enjoy supporting staff to develop their skills and knowledge then please come and have an informal chat for more information.

This is a full time role (37.5hrs per week). Working hours are Monday - Friday with a range of early / late / long days between the hours of 7am and 7pm. Job share will be considered on a case by case basis.

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.

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 28 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



  • Registered nurse.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Teaching or mentoring qualification / SSSA supervisor and Assessor training
  • Willingness to complete relevant other training


  • Degree
  • PGCert Ed or Masters Degree in Education
  • Recruitment and selection training



  • Demonstrate expert nursing skills
  • Evidence of mentorship/preceptorship roles
  • Teaching experience (formal or informal)
  • Experience in using reflective practice.
  • Experience working within care of the elderly
  • Experience in giving formal feedback to others


  • Experience in shift management and leadership of a team
  • Relevant audit experience



  • Good knowledge of the code of conduct
  • Excellent theoretical knowledge of the fundamentals of nursing practice and how this is embedded in all care delivery.
  • Knowledge of the care needs of patients in care of the Elderly settings


  • Audit / data collection or research experience.
  • Quality issues and the role of clinical governance
  • Understanding of the needs & priorities of the Division



  • Ability to initiate and implement improvements in practice
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer skills - use of Word / Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Negotiation skills and influencing skills.
  • Ability to organised own time to deliver targets and initiatives.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.


  • Oral and IV medication trained
  • Venepuncture and cannulation trained
  • Enhanced skills for current area of work
  • Change management & problem solving
  • Experience of using MS Teams

Additonal Requirements


  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • Flexibility of working hours in line with the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division C

Hills Road



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