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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/08/2020.

Staff Nurse B5 - Cath Labs

Job Reference: 175-2021-1-RAD538

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

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.


Staff Nurse – Cath Lab (Registered & Newly Qualified)

Working with us will provide you with an experience like no other to fast forward your career.

We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team who assist with angioplasties, valvuloplasties, stent placements, implant pacemakers and implantable cardioverter- defibrillators (ICDs) as well as many other procedures.

The Cardiology/Cath Labs department comprises of: 5 Angiography suites and a 6th hybrid suite (in the new Hospital) a Bronchoscopy suite as well as provide essential care to our acute patients via our PPCI service.

You might have just qualified, or be looking for a change or new challenge; you do not need to have previous Cath Lab or Bronchoscopy experience to join our team as we will provide comprehensive training. So if you are a dynamic, enthusiastic Nurse who wants to gain experience with us then come and join our highly motivated friendly team. We are recruiting now and are looking for Band 5 Staff Nurses in readiness for the big move.

What are we offering you?

  • A fantastic opportunity to learn new skills or to hone your Cardiothoracic skills
  • Learning from experts in the Cardiothoracic field with specialised training and support
  • A dynamic and friendly working environment

You will need the following attributes:

  • UK Registered Nurse
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learnExcellent communication skills and organisational skills
  • Be highly motivated

*There is a £1,000 welcome payment for all Band 5 posts upon starting.

Regular shortlisting takes place and you will be contacted for a Skype interview if you are shortlisted for interview.

The Skype interview will include a calculation question.

Develop your career with us.

What our nurses say…..

“Training and learning activities allow us to acquire a breadth of knowledge and skill”

“Supported in a highly motivated team who are friendly”

“I am able to develop my confidence through the competencies I achieve allowing me to establish a career as a Cath Lab nurse”

What our patients say…..

“The staffs were exceptional, they left me well informed. All my appointments were on time or before, can’t speak highly enough of them”

“The staff were excellent throughout, kept me well informed of what was happening and what was going to happen”

“All the staff are friendly and welcoming”

*£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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