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

Staff Nurse B5 - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Job Reference: 175-2021-TW540

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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 – Surgery (Registered & Newly Qualified)

Find the job you’re suited to……..

We are a fast moving acute surgical unit aiming to provide outstanding care to patients having undergone life changing cardiac and thoracic surgery; these operations include heart and lung transplants, pulmonary thrombo-endartectomies, ventricular assist devices and various thoracic procedures. Our progressive care unit is an intermediate level of care facility that allows the early step down of patients from Critical Care to a ward area. We believe in giving you full support to ensure that you are equipped with the necessary skills so that you can feel confident caring for our patients.

Build your experience by joining our outstanding team and grow your competence in acute surgical management, identifying and managing deteriorating patients and responding to emergencies as well as complex discharge planning and physical rehabilitation.

Join our friendly, dedicated and passionate team and develop your career with us.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, energetic and will have excellent communication skills, be committed to delivering high quality through delivering improvement initiatives, and strive to ensure that care is continuously patient focused.

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

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

What our nurses say…..I like these examples

“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…..I have included other examples in the email which are more up-to-date, happy for you to choose the most appropriate.

“Just to say my stay for 8 days was enjoyable; staff could not have done any more for me even if they had tried. Everyone was very pleasant at all times and made my stay pleasant”

“What to say when ‘Thank You’ isn't enough. All staff are wonderful from the cleaners, people in the kitchen, nurses of all grades, doctors and anyone in between. Keep doing with what you are doing and you can't go wrong. Thank you so very much”

“The staff were highly professional in every respect. I could not fault the treatment I received. I take my hat off to all the staff this truly excellent hospital”

*£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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