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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/06/2021.

Patient Environment Assistant

Job Reference: 175-2122-1-5N2690

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Surgical Transplant-5th Floor North
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£18,005 to £19,337 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.


Patient Environment Assistant

Band 2 - £18,005 - £19,337

Full time – 37.5 hours per week including evenings and weekends.

We currently have a vacancy within our Thoracic, surgical and transplant team who are based on the Fifth floor at Royal Papworth Hospital.

The post within the team is fundamental in ensuring that the patients’ environment is always a positive one. The post holder will work closely with the Ward nursing team to support the achievement of an excellent standard of care on the wards for both ambulatory and in-patients by providing a robust system of cleaning and maintenance of essential equipment and clinical areas within the wards.

The post holder will also be required to support the storage and documentation of patients’ property and valuables in accordance with hospital policy and procedure.

The skills we are looking for are attention to detail, tact, patience, accurate data entry, the ability to liaise with colleagues throughout the Hospital and beyond, excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to make yourself understood on a telephone with a professional and respectful manner.

You should be enthusiastic to work within an environmental maintenance role, have some customer care or office experience with an understanding of what this entails and is able to contribute positively to the patient pathway.

If you have the right mix of skills to make a success of this role, please apply via NHS jobs website. We are unable to accept applications received outside NHS Jobs.

Closing Date – 23rd June 2021

Interview Date – 30th June 2021

** 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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