Specialist Support Nurse Uk Sponsorship Available

July 1, 2024
£35.4 - £42.6 / year

Job Description


Job overview

An intriguing opportunity exists for a self-motivated and driven individual to join our fantastic Rheumatology team.

We are searching for an exciting individual to join our team that is interested in providing specialist care to our rheumatology patients and ensuring a great patient experience. We are looking for a forward-thinking Registered Nurse with previous experience managing a specific service for patients with inflammatory arthritic diseases. You will be required to have good organisational, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Experience with the intricacies of rheumatological disorders would be advantageous. The position is tough, but it will give you with diverse experience and opportunity for professional development within a friendly and supportive team. Training and opportunity to enhance your experience will be provided as needed.

If you believe you have what it takes to join a forward-thinking, inventive team dedicated to providing high-quality care, we want to hear from you.

Main responsibilities of the job

The post holder is accountable for providing high quality, patient-centered care.

Responsible for assessing, planning, and executing specialised nursing care programmes.

Responsible for giving professional advice and support to, and coordinating with, other staff.

Working for our organisation.

Join us as a Nurse
The Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching trusts in the UK. It includes Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible, high-quality healthcare to the Cambridge community, as well as regional and national specialty services. It’s an excellent environment to breastfeed, work, and live.
You will work on a lively hospital campus with a welcoming community atmosphere; we have excellent facilities for honing your skills and abilities to help your career path and development. Our values of Together – Safe, Kind, and Excellent underpin the delivery of exceptional care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is boosting health-care quality by transforming services, increasing patient safety, and improving clinical outcomes.
CUH is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in which we may all be ourselves. We value our diversity and completely advocate for and support an inclusive work environment in which everyone can reach their potential. We aim to guarantee that our employees are authentically representative of all of the areas we serve. We welcome applications for all posts within the organisation, regardless of age, handicap, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, or social economic background.

Detailed job description and primary responsibilities

For a list of important roles and responsibilities, please review the accompanying Applicant Information Pack (which includes a combined job description and person specification).

All Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs, and Radiographers who begin meaningful employment with the Trust will receive a welcome £1000 stipend.

If you want sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, please confirm that you are not applying from a Red list nation. – Code of Practice for International Recruitment of Health and Social Care Personnel in England – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Closing date is midnight on July 14, 2024.

Interviews will be place on July 30, 2024.

Why pick Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our principles and reputation for providing exceptional care

Opportunities to experience a variety of specialties.

Career and development opportunities

A dedicated clinical education support staff provides preceptorship and mentoring courses.

Research experience and opportunities.

Beautiful location and quality of living.

Excellent schools/colleges and transport linkages (road, rail and air).


Benefits to You

We provide development possibilities and a variety of amenities, such as on-site leisure facilities, a shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a fantastic transport system with quick access to airports and train travel.

Please keep in mind that if you have any further questions about the required hours for this position, you should contact the person listed. In some circumstances, other working hours will be considered.

We accept applications from the armed forces.

Person Specification


Essential criteria

  • Registered nurse.
  • Relevant experience in Rheumatology.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Teaching or mentoring qualifications
  • Post-registration qualification in specialisation or readiness to complete

Desirable requirements.

  • Degree
  • Research Module


Essential criteria

  • Showcase outstanding nursing skills.
  • Evidence of mentorship or preceptorship roles.
  • Accept personal accountability for your own practice.
  • Experience with formal/informal teaching


Essential criteria

  • Understanding of Evidence-Based Practice
  • Understanding Clinical Governance
  • Understanding and expertise of the specialised field


Essential criteria

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an important part of a small team.
  • Adaptable to changing scenarios due to both workload and teammates’ demands.
  • Ability to instruct staff and patients.
  • Ability to work independently and handle one’s own workload; excellent time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to transdisciplinary collaboration.

Desirable requirements.

  • Assertiveness and insightful counselling skills
  • Documentation, auditing, and presenting skills
  • Leadership skills

Additional requirements

Essential criteria

  • To behave professionally at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Capable of establishing collaborations with different professional areas and academic institutions.
  • The ability to understand and behave consistently with patients, visitors, and colleagues in accordance with the Trust principles of safety, kindness, and excellence.


Applicants’ requirements

You must hold the necessary UK professional registration.

This position is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020, and a Disclosure Application must be submitted to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For more information or to schedule an informal visit, contact


Fidelma Gordon

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Leading clinical nurse specialist

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