Specialist Support Nurse Bowel Transplant at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Sponsorship Available)

Cambridge University Hospitals are on the lookout for a Specialist Support Nurse that will focus on small bowel and multivisceral transplant patients. Nurses who meet the requirements are hereby encouraged to apply.

Cambridge University Hospitals is a family of hospitals comprising Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie. As part of the NHS, we deliver expert care for patients – locally, regionally and nationally – while our vibrant teaching community equips and empowers our staff for the future. We also benefit from and contribute to some of the most important biomedical research in the world today.

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.

Position: Specialist Support Nurse

Salary: £35,392 – £42,618 p.a. pro rata

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Cambridge, UK

About the Role

The transplant team at CUH are pivotal in ensuring transplant patients continue to receive world class care. The team expertly support and navigate patients throughout their whole transplant journey, from assessment through to lifelong post transplant care in the outpatient setting.

We currently have a full time band 6 vacancy for a specialist support nurse focusing on small bowel and multivisceral transplant patients.

If you have a background in gastro-intestinal and/or transplant nursing and are passionate about making a real difference for patients with end stage organ failure, then this could be the job for you.

Main Duties

  • The post holder is responsible for the provision of high quality, patient focused care
  • Responsible for assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care programmes
  • Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to, and liaising with, other staff
  • Provide support for the management of the intestinal failure/multi-visceral transplant recipient patient care pathway, from referral, preoperative education, and transplant surgery through to life-long follow up in accordance with national and local guidelines.
  • Partake in the provision of post-transplant clinics, MDT’s, post op education and manage a case load of patients with complex physical and psychological needs.
  • Work closely with the multidisciplinary team, referring centres and other intestinal transplant centres nationally and internationally to share expertise and dissemination of best practice within intestinal/multi-visceral transplantation.


  • Registered nurse.
  • Relevant experience in surgery and/or intestinal failure
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Teaching or mentoring qualification
  • Post registration qualification in speciality or willingness to complete
  • Research Module
  • Demonstrate expert nursing skills
  • Evidence of mentorship/preceptorship roles
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching
  • Understanding of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding and knowledge of specialist field
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload; effective time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.
  • Assertiveness/perceptive counselling skills
  • Documentation, audit and presentation skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges

Benefits of the Job Role

  • 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.
  • Visa Sponsorship Available for applicants

Required Documents to be Submitted

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

Interested individuals who meet the requirements can apply by CLICKING HERE

Application Deadline

May 6, 2024

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