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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/07/2020.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 175-2021-1-NS2261

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, 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.


Advanced Nurse/Clinical Practitioners - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 (Band 7) (pro rata if part-time)

Hours: 37.5/week (Full time)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Advanced Nurse Practitioner team. 2020 has been an incredibly challenging time for us all during this global pandemic which has impacted on all our roles within the NHS. Over the last few months we have had to redefine our roles and create new ways of working. The role of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner is pivotal in how we manage our cardiothoracic patients through their treatments. Now, more than ever, we are looking for committed individuals who are keen to develop their knowledge and skills to an advanced level to support the work already in place in caring for the cardiothoracic patients at Royal Papworth Hospital.

We are seeking knowledgeable, innovative and enthusiastic cardiothoracic practitioners who can demonstrate, through their knowledge and commitment, the four pillars of advanced practice and their ability to work within the advanced nursing team, progressing patients along their pre and post-operative cardiac surgery pathway.

Under the leadership of the lead (ANP), you will work with a team of senior clinical practitioners to provide a 7 day/week service. The post will be ward based but an element of cross cover will be required to ensure all surgical patients are covered 7 days a week.

The Cardiothoracic Surgery ANP/ACP will take an active role in educating and supporting members of the nursing, junior doctor and multidisciplinary team through formal and informal educational opportunities, as well as seeking to further their own professional development.  Experience of teaching and educational delivery would be advantageous. 

You should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience within a cardiothoracic setting at Band 6 or Band 7 level; be educated to degree level and, ideally, possess advanced skills in clinical assessment and non-medical prescribing qualifications to Master’s level or have the willingness and ability to undertake both.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and able to work autonomously to promote high standards of nursing care.  Ability to use your own initiative, along with excellent communication, clinical and organisational skills is essential.

Candidates called for interview will be asked to prepare a short presentation.

(Enhanced DBS clearance required)

For enquiries contact Maire Gilhooly, Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner; or Ivan Graham, Deputy Director of Nursing;

** 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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