The diabetes service at CUH are delighted that a new structure for the diabetes paediatric team has been designed and we are able to offer this exciting and innovative post to provide strong clinical leadership and management. The post is for an 8a Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist 4 days/week (30hrs) with some on-call commitments. The post holder will act as senior nurse representing the team at a regional/ national level.
We are looking for a committed paediatric nurse with leadership, management and excellent organisational skills, a vision to provide a quality service and to maximise a positive patient experience in this established service. You will have the opportunity to work autonomously and closely in conjunction with the Lead Consultant. You will be responsible for the leadership and management of the team.
You will have experience of service improvement, clinical skills and research/audit. You will flexible to the service needs with excellent communication skills, holding a caseload, and offering management and support to the junior members of the team.
The team works very closely with dietitians offering an educator model of working. You will work closely with the Dietetic lead and other team members for the service to develop and innovate this further.
You will be a registered nurse with paediatric diabetes experience.
Main duties of the job
- Manage and lead the paediatric diabetes specialist nursing service with responsibility for ensuring high quality, cost-effective healthcare
- Provide strong clinical expertise and leadership to the team and patients, and service improvement
- Responsible for the assessment, planning, diagnosis implementation and evaluation of care, as an autonomous practitioner with highly specialist skills, with a good knowledge of diabetes technology.
- Be involved in the strategic review of clinical services
- Be responsible for implementing a clearly defined integrated approach to patient care encompassing new treatments and evidence based care
- Support the team with complex safeguarding cases
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.
Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.
Closing date: 15 January 2023
Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 23 January 2023
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.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).