Nursery Nurse - Women's and Children's Services

Band 4

Main area
Division E - Women's and Children's Services
Band 4
Fixed Term for 1 year
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E
£19,409 to £22,683 p.a.
24/01/2018 23:59



<b>Our Trust</b>
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

As a Nursery Nurse in Children's Services, you will be joining a diverse and stimulating area. Our work is wide ranging and we are well respected both locally and as a regional specialist treatment centre. We provide excellent care across medical and surgical specialities. Our ethos of child centred care and multi-professional collaboration drives our service, alongside a commitment to family focused teamwork.

Ward C2 is a regional Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Ward that cares for children aged 0-16.

The play team on C2 provides play/activity opportunities to children and young people throughout their stay, responding to a child’s individual needs and supporting children and families to cope with their hospital experiences. For long term patients, a key role for the play team on C2 is to support global development through play, activities and events.

You will be a qualified early year’s Practitioner with significant post qualification experience and able to organise, supervise and support children to access play activities, individually and in groups, according to their individual needs and as part of their overall care plan. You will also be required to make up milk feeds as necessary.

Establishing effective verbal and written communication with the children and families and all members of the multidisciplinary team is pivotal to the overall care of oncology and haematology children.

We believe in supporting our patients, their families and our staff, so we offer a diverse range of dedicated paediatric psycho-social and clinical support services.

We value our staff highly and have a well-developed practice development team to support you. This includes Clinical Practice Facilitators, Research Nurses, Nurse Specialists and Consultants. We actively encourage our staff to develop and offer opportunities to extend skills and experience.

If you are enthusiastic and passionate about play, are able to build good relationships with children, young people, families and the people you work with then we would like to hear from you.

This post is charity funded and initially it is for a fixed term contract of one year.

Interviews are due to be held on 13 February 2018.

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.

<b>Benefits to you</b>
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.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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