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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2021.

Staff Nurse Transplant

Job Reference: 175-2122-1-TX2824

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 Band 5

Full Time (37 ½ hours per week) plus oncall

Join the most successful Cardiothoracic transplanting centre in the country. We are very proud of our success and a number of opportunities have arisen for people to join our team following our move to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

We will support you to achieve your potential by offering you a programme of development within all/some areas of the Transplant Unit including;

  • Organ retrieval
  • The assessment of patients for Transplant
  • Inpatient care of pre and post-Transplant patients
  • Outpatient care of pre and post-Transplant patients

If you are looking for:

  • A rewarding, interesting yet challenging role
  • A friendly working environment
  • Work as part of the Royal Papworth National Organ Retrieval Service including the DCD Heart Retrieval Team

And have the following attributes:

• Registered or pre-registered nurse or other registered Health Care Professional

• Excellent communication skills and are able to deal people from all backgrounds and professions both internal and external to the hospital

• Excellent organisational skills to deal with ever changing priorities.

Then we are interested in hearing from you.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss further please contact Richard Quigley, Lead Nurse Transplant via or on bleep 081 via Royal Papworth Switchboard 01223 638000

Closing date for applications: 17th September 2021

Interview date: 1st October 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.

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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