Job Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated experienced nurse to join our expanding and highly skilled team in our brand new ward U2. You will have a special interest in gastroenterology, intestinal failure and eating disorders.  We have one permanent role and one fixed term/secondment role to cover maternity leave until 5-May-2025 available.

We are a forward thinking leader in providing excellent, high standards of evidence-based practice for patients with a variety of gastroenterology conditions including crohns and colitis; we also specialise in nutrition and have various referrals from all over the East of England who require our specialised care including intestinal failure management.

You will be working closely with consultants, nutrition specialist nurses, IBD specialist nurses, as well as other members of the MDT.

You will gain expert skills and knowledge in caring for acute medical patients, providing multidisciplinary care, promoting recovery and expertise to this specialist group of patients.

If you are hardworking, conscientious and enjoy being part of a dynamic team then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To participate in a full range of shifts, including Trust and Unit bleep holder rotas, ensuring a visible presence in the ward area.

To assist the Ward Manager in the overall running of the ward and the co-ordination of the multidisciplinary team to ensure a safe and effective standards of patient care

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main 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 (

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.


Closing date is midnight on 16 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 24 June 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

Addtional Requirements

Essential criteria

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.


Essential criteria

  • Current and relevant registration on NMC Register
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Mentorship training

Desirable criteria

  • Relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Recent attendance on a leadership development programme
  • Additional clinical qualification
  • Management training


Essential criteria

  • 2 years post registration experience
  • Experience of co-ordinating a ward on a regular basis
  • Demonstrable understanding of managing change
  • Introduced evidence based practice
  • Experience of gastroenterology or acute medicine

Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience of ward management
  • Success in working collaboratively across professions and services
  • Experience of bleep holding role


Essential criteria

  • Clinical practice and demonstrable knowledge of developments in nursing policy and practice
  • Understanding of Clinical governance
  • Understanding of Principles of lifelong learning

Desirable criteria

  • Workforce planning, recruitment and retention


Essential criteria

  • Ability to lead, motivate and empower others
  • Highly developed communications skills
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to prioritise work,` meet tight deadlines and work independently
  • Effective team worker

Desirable criteria

  • Negotiation skills
  • Writing and presentation skills

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