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Transplant Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 175-2021-1-TX2243

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£38,890 to £44,503 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.


Transplant Unit

Recipient Transplant Co-ordinator

Band 7

NHS Blood and Transplant clearly shows that if you need to have a cardiothoracic transplant in the UK your long term outcome is better if our team treats you.

We are a year into our tenure at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and we need a team of senior nurses that will help us to develop the service moving forward.

Additional education input will be given to develop all Transplant staff including this post holder so that we continue to improve our service in line with “Transplantation 2020”.

This post requires the ability to work independently on own initiative; with excellent communication and organisational skills.

Tact and diplomacy are essential when dealing with patients and their relatives. 

If you are looking for:

  • A rewarding, interesting yet challenging role
  • A friendly working environment
  • Being involved in the development/shaping the department.

And have the following attributes:

  • Registered Nurse or registered Health Care Professional
  • Experience in teaching and assessment  of patients
  • Experience in Cardio-thoracic and or Transplant patient pathway
  • Excellent organisational skills to deal with ever changing priorities
  • Experience in counselling and clinical supervision
  • Excellent communication and team building skills with the ability to deal with all types of people from all backgrounds and professions both internal and external to the hospital.
  • Ability to work autonomously and also within a team.
  • Willingness to undertake education to allow Nurse Led practice.
  • Interest in developing your knowledge Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices and potentially leading the service.

Then we are interested in hearing from you.

The role is envisaged as being for 37.5 hours per week with a requirement to work unsocial hours. The role also currently contains a 1 in 5 on-call commitment, but this requires a flexible approach due to the specialist nature of the work.

Please contact Richard Quigley, Lead Nurse – Transplant 01223 638000 bleep 081 or email who will be delighted to discuss further.

Closing date for applications: 29th May 2020

Provisional Interview date: 5th June 2020

** 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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