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Job Reference: 175-2021-2-PHY2271A

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


Job Title

Rotational Physiotherapist


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust




Band 5 - £24,907 - £30,615


Full Time – 37.5 hours per week



Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracichospital, and has a world famous reputation for innovation and clinical excellence.


You will be joining the Trust at a very exciting time following our move last year to a brand new hospital building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The state-of-the-art building is virtuallyall single room en-suite accommodation for patients and is co-located with Cambridge University Hospital.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Physiotherapist to work as part of thePhysiotherapy team, providing a comprehensive Physiotherapy service to patientswith a wide range of cardio-respiratory conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.


This role is suitable for a newly qualified Physiotherapist or an experienced Band 5. Applicants must demonstrate strong respiratory knowledge, skills and experience. The role is a rotational post, including cardiac and thoracic surgery, cardiology,transplantation, critical care, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.


You will be part of a friendly, supportive and proactive team, with a full induction andmentorship programme. CPD, service development, audit and research are stronglyencouraged. There are opportunities for staff to access specialist courses within the cardiothoracic field.


The successful applicant must:

  • · Be HCPC registered
  • · Have relevant respiratory experience – having completed a respiratory placement or rotation
  • · Be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills within the multi-disciplinary team environment
  • · Be able to justify their clinical decision making
  • · Have the ability to plan, prioritise and time manage respiratory patients appropriately
  • · Be able to work weekends, late shifts and on-calls on a 7 day working patternfollowing appropriate competency training


For further information or to have an informal discussion, please contact either:

Charlotte Cherry-Downes, Tel: 07775554990

Ross Brawn, Tel: 07775555026


Closing Date:

27th September 2020

Interview Date:

6th October 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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