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Staff Nurse - Trustwide

Job Reference: 175-2021-1-TW510

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Staff Nurse – Trust wide – (Registered & Newly Qualified)

Find your happy place working with us……

We are looking for Registered Nurses, including newly qualified to join our fast moving specialist hospital in the field of Cardiothoracic surgery and medicine. You will be part of the bigger picture assisting us to achieve our mission which is to deliver world class care in our clinical services, underpinned by world leading teaching, research and expertise.

We have a robust induction programme to support you in your new role. Once in your clinical area you will receive strong support through preceptorship, supervision and ongoing professional development to ensure you get the very best from your career with us.

We have clinical educators who will support you through your competencies. Our hospital offers the opportunity to further your knowledge giving you a solid foundation on which to base your clinical practice in acute Cardiothoracic care.

We have vacancies in the following areas:
(please indicate your area/s of preference on the supporting Information section of your application)

  • Thoracic/Respiratory Medicine
  • Respiratory Support Sleep Centre (RSSC)
  • Cardiology – we are currently running a waiting list for those interested in joining us
  • Surgery
  • Theatres
  • Critical Care (you may wish to apply to the separate advert)

Exciting times ahead….

Join our friendly, dedicated and passionate teams who lead from the heart; you will become an expert within this rewarding field of work.

In addition to this we have a £1,000 welcome waiting for you *

Develop your career with us.-

What our nurses say…..

“We are a dynamic, supportive and friendly team who care for patients undergoing cardiac investigations as well as cardiac and thoracic surgery”

“Your career goals are important to us and we believe in supporting our staff to develop their experience, knowledge and skills”

“We have a wonderful team of experienced nurses with a good team spirit”

What our patients say…..

“Excellent caring staff”

“Nothing was too much for them. The room was brilliant. Thank you all for giving me my life back”

“The staff make you feel at home - nothing is too much trouble for them - very friendly. For care and attention I would give them an A*. Even cleaning staff are friendly, helpful and very thorough. Have been happy with my stay at Papworth - but there is no place like home”

*£1,000 welcome payment applicable to those who commence on substantive contracts with a commitment to remain with the Trust for a minimum of 12 months (excludes Bank contracts).

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options 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

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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