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Staff nurse – Critical care

Are you a staff nurse looking to further your experience in critical care?
If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Our client in Cambridge is the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK and they are looking to expand their team of dedicated professionals. They are famous for pioneering a series of 'firsts' in heart and lung medicine – from the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979 to the world's first successful heart, lung and liver transplant in 1986. They provide patients with the best possible care through the excellence of caring and efficient staff. And have been voted outstanding by the CQC.

They are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon. Cambridge also comes with a lot of royal history which you can explore through the prestigious museums and library’s in the surrounding area.

Responsibilities

  • Using clinical knowledge/expertise, provide a high standard of skilled care to patients based on a full assessment of individual needs in consultation with the multi-professional team.
  • In consultation with patients, family and the multi-professional team, devise and evaluate care plans based on the assessment process, with realistic nursing goals.
  • Ensure due regard is given to customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients, carers and their relatives.
  • Promote and role model effective communication within the multi-professional team.
  • Act as a link nurse.
  • Identify the learning needs of patients, relatives and staff and, in consultation with the ward/department manager, plan and implement programmes to meet those needs.
  • Maintain accurate electronic and/or manual clinical, patient and other records, as 
  • appropriate, ensuring that all documentation adheres to the Trust’s standards.

Requirements

  • Registration with NMC
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Proven evidence-based clinical practice
  • Utilised reflective practice
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Conduct and professional practice guidance
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within the clinical area
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and quality
  • Aware of cultural and social influences on health and of the importance of respecting diversity and differences

Benefits

  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Extensive retail discount scheme
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Staff Recognition and Award Scheme
  • Membership options available at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym)
  • Salary Sacrifice ‘Cycle to Work’ and ‘Car’ Scheme
  • Enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses
  • Career Progression Opportunities
  • Flexible working
     

Clinical Research Nurse

If you are a clinical research nurse looking to further your experience in a well-established NHS trust this is an opportunity for YOU!

Our client in Cambridge is looking for a clinical research nurse to join their ever-growing team of professionals. The hospital is a wonderful place to work. Their patients often talk about feeling part of the 'family' and it is true for their staff members too. Across the hospital, they aim to create an environment where everyone feels valued and rewarded for the incredible work they do, whether it's a simple 'hello, how are you?' in the corridor or their annual Staff Awards ceremony. 
The hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC). It is the only centre in the UK for several specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA). It is also the only UK hospital who offer pulmonary endarterectomy surgery and have the second largest experience in the world. This is an operation – which can take up to 10 hours – to clear blood clots from the arteries of the lungs to reduce breathlessness and prolong life.
Within the surrounding area, there is a selection of attractions including fascinating libraries and museums. Cambridge is also home to a lot of royal history and prestigious universities which date back to the early 20th century.

Responsibilities 

  • Assist in the day to day coordination of the research studies conducted at the Hospital.  Working closely with the investigators and research staff the post holder will be responsible for data collection from medical records and databases, data management and will assist in the preparation of reports and publications.  
  • The Clinical Trial Coordinator/ Clinical Research Nurse will assist in setting up trials, recruiting patients, coordinating data collection and arranging assessments and follow up episodes specified by the protocol. They will ensure that specified milestones are achieved on time and demonstrate that high quality data is being collected and that the trial is being conducted according to the ethically approved protocol and ICH-GCP standards. 
  • The post holder will work across both the new hospital site and the Huntingdon site, and will work with senior colleagues to ensure the safe conduct of clinical trials across both sites

Requirements

  • Valid registration with NMC if applicable 
  • Degree in a relevant science or health care subject or
  • At least 2 years’ experience in either clinical research or clinical audit at a minimum of NHS Band 4 or above.
  • Either completion of, or willingness to undertake, a relevant Level 4 Higher Education qualification
  • Computer literacy with demonstrable experience of Microsoft Windows
  • Experience with databases/database applications
  • Assisting in the maintenance of a computer database within a clinical environment

Benefits

  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Extensive retail discount scheme
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Staff Recognition and Award Scheme
  • Membership options available at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym)
  • Salary Sacrifice ‘Cycle to Work’ and ‘Car’ Scheme
  • Enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses
  • Career Progression Opportunities
  • Flexible working
     

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