Registered (Staff) Nurse- Recruitment Bonus

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 27 June 2022

Job summary

Candidates must hold full NMC registration or be a UK enrolled student nurse.

The permanent posts are eligible for a £1500 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £500 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £1000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. This will be pro-rata for part-time posts. Internal applicants are not eligible.

Full and part time hours considered

Welney Ward is a 16 bedded inpatient ward, located in the community hospital base of the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

We specialise in rehabilitation and palliative care of patients unable to return home following an injury, disease process or prolonged period of illness.

We are looking for a highly motivated and clinically skilled first level registered nurse, with an interest in rehabilitation and palliative care. As a valued member of our nursing team, the successful candidate will be required to perform shifts on an internal rotation basis, this will involve both day and night shifts.

Main duties of the job

The registered nurse will be responsible for clinical delivery of all aspects of care for people requiring palliative care or rehabilitation. This may come as a result of a disease process, accident or injury following a fall, deconditioning during a recovery process or frailty.

The role will involve liasing with members of the wider multi disciplinary team to plan for a safe and effective discharge from our service, encompassing any changes to their pre admission condition and increase in care needs.

Responsibility will be for the coordination of all care providers within the team to provide a plan of care, acting as patient advocate in unison with goals set by therapists for an improvement in mobility and independence to aid the effective return to home or onward care location.

Main duties will also include delivery of physical care, administration of prescribed medications, management of care staff and a mentor to students

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

The Community In-Patients service is based across four hospital locations in Cambridgeshire: Brookfields Hospital in Cambridge, Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely, North Cambridgeshire Hospital in Wisbech and City Care Centre in Peterborough. These four units provide rehabilitation and complex care and discharge planning or occasionally palliative care for patients.

As key members of the rehabilitation team, the Registered Nurses provide a high standard or individualised, holistic and evidence-based patient focused nursing using the nursing process. The Registered Nurses also act as a vital link between patients, carers, relatives and therapists to ensure there is a consistent focus on patient outcomes. Planning safe and effective discharges from our service, is an integral part of the role of the registered nurse at the end of the patient pathway.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RN, Diploma of Education (Adult Nursing) or similar



  • Working with older people
  • Coordinating a team of care staff
  • Demonstrates professional curiosity


  • Working within a rehab setting

Skills and Abilities


  • Range of clinical skills
  • Understanding of MDT
  • Knowledge of elderly care and principle of rehabilitation
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Venapuncture
  • Wound care

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Princess of Wales Hospital

Lynn Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Debra Blanc


Date posted

14 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Princess of Wales Hospital

Lynn Road



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