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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/07/2021.


Job Reference: 175-2122-2-OP2604

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


Ambulatory Care


Band 2 – £18,005 – £19,337

 Part Time (0.45WTE)

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our skilled phlebotomy team. The Phlebotomy team work in both inpatient and outpatient areas across all areas of the hospital providing essential support to the wards and clinics, covering cardiology, surgery, specialist respiratory and transplant patients.

The phlebotomy team are based within a dedicated phlebotomy area in the Outpatient Department, whilst still providing a service to the wards. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a brand new environment at a time where we are developing our phlebotomy team. Once you are confident in the core venepuncture skills, there are opportunities to extend the role with additional skills at a band 3 level.

The successful applicant would be caring and have excellent communication skills. Previous experience of venepuncture would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given. Different working patterns would be considered but the shift pattern is 7.5hr days during the week starting at 7:30 and will involve covering approximately one weekend in four  (7:30-11:30).

If you are a friendly, compassionate, patient focused team player who is flexible and looking for a new challenge and wished to advance their clinical skills and knowledge in a specialist cardio-thoracic ambulatory care setting, we would love to hear from you.

For further information please contact either:

Charge Nurse Lee Brooks, or                      Telephone:  07775 555620

Deputy Sister Daisy Gamblesmith

** 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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