Job summary

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

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.

Date posted

04 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£48,526 to £54,619 a year p.a. pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

180-E-229033-RE1

Job locations

Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB20QQ

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • s 1. RN Child with a degree 2. Post registration module in Specialist field of work 3. Research Module 4. Advanced clinical assessment skills (if nurse led services part of role) 5. Teaching & mentoring qualification 6. Evidence of professional continuous development and portfolio of learning 7. Leadership or management module 8. Willingness & ability to work toward masters 9. Awareness of NICE guidance and access to technology

Desirable

  • 1. Non-medical prescriber 2. Advanced communication skills or Counselling qualification. 3. Masters degree

Knowledge

Essential

  • 1. . Significant clinical experience as nurse specialist in the speciality. 2. . Recognised as an expert in the field of practice with the ability to clinically assess and diagnose. 3. . Experience in project management 4. . Evidence of leading service change. 5. . Managing a budget 6. . Managing and or leading a team

Desirable

  • 1. Practical experience of policy development 2. Audit or research experience

Skills

Essential

  • 1.Advanced communication skills 2.Effective communicator with proven ability to influence all levels of staff 3.Ability to work autonomously as an independent practitioner. 4.Proven leadership and team leading skills 5.Proven ability to manage and progress own professional development. 6.Presentation skills 1. Able to respond to change and apply themselves to development in practice. 2. Clinical skills – able to initiate insulin pump therapy, interpret data and empower children and their carers to manage diabetes

Additional Requirements

Essential

  • 1. committed to continuous service development and quality improvement 2. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and targets 3. Reliable and supportive 4. Ability to synthesise information, consider and evaluate risks and options when making difficult decisions 5. The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent. 6. Highly motivated 7. committed to continuous service development and quality improvement 8. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and targets 9. Reliable and supportive 10. Ability to synthesise information, consider and evaluate risks and options when making difficult decisions 11. The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Desirable

  • Good Clinical Practice certificate Behaviour change/ Motivational interviewing experience/ course Project management/ quality improvement course
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • s 1. RN Child with a degree 2. Post registration module in Specialist field of work 3. Research Module 4. Advanced clinical assessment skills (if nurse led services part of role) 5. Teaching & mentoring qualification 6. Evidence of professional continuous development and portfolio of learning 7. Leadership or management module 8. Willingness & ability to work toward masters 9. Awareness of NICE guidance and access to technology

Desirable

  • 1. Non-medical prescriber 2. Advanced communication skills or Counselling qualification. 3. Masters degree

Knowledge

Essential

  • 1. . Significant clinical experience as nurse specialist in the speciality. 2. . Recognised as an expert in the field of practice with the ability to clinically assess and diagnose. 3. . Experience in project management 4. . Evidence of leading service change. 5. . Managing a budget 6. . Managing and or leading a team

Desirable

  • 1. Practical experience of policy development 2. Audit or research experience

Skills

Essential

  • 1.Advanced communication skills 2.Effective communicator with proven ability to influence all levels of staff 3.Ability to work autonomously as an independent practitioner. 4.Proven leadership and team leading skills 5.Proven ability to manage and progress own professional development. 6.Presentation skills 1. Able to respond to change and apply themselves to development in practice. 2. Clinical skills – able to initiate insulin pump therapy, interpret data and empower children and their carers to manage diabetes

Additional Requirements

Essential

  • 1. committed to continuous service development and quality improvement 2. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and targets 3. Reliable and supportive 4. Ability to synthesise information, consider and evaluate risks and options when making difficult decisions 5. The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent. 6. Highly motivated 7. committed to continuous service development and quality improvement 8. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and targets 9. Reliable and supportive 10. Ability to synthesise information, consider and evaluate risks and options when making difficult decisions 11. The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Desirable

  • Good Clinical Practice certificate Behaviour change/ Motivational interviewing experience/ course Project management/ quality improvement course

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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