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Theatre Practitioner - Anaesthetics

Job Reference: 175-2122-RA37TP

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Theatres Anaesthetics
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£25,655 to £31,534 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.


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Anaesthetic Practitioner Band 5

Are you a motivated and enthusiastic individual looking for a new direction and challenge?


  • ODP with current registration with the HCPC or Registered Nurse (with relevant anaesthetic qualification)

The successful candidate will provide planned care for patients undergoing anaesthetic procedures; Assisting in the department’s workload as required whilst delivering a quality service in a professional manner and providing high standards of patient care. The applicant must be articulate, have good communication skills and understand the need to work as part of a larger multidisciplinary team. Some experience in Cardio Thoracic anaesthetics is desired but not essential.

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff.

If you are looking for:

  • A challenging and rewarding role in our patient centred department

And possess the following attributes including:

  • Effective communication at all levels and disciplines within the department and wider hospital
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent teamwork
  • Strong work ethic

We offer:

  • Full time (24/7 shift requirement) + departmental and transplant service on-call commitment
  • Salary range £25,655 - £31,534
  • Comprehensive orientation and support package provided
  • Professional development opportunities including ILS and CALS

Our Trust values are Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration.
Please include in your Supporting Information why you would like to join Royal Papworth Hospital and how you will support our values

If you are interested and want to be a part of our exciting future, or would like further information, please contact one of the team below on:

Please call- 01223 638000 and ask for the following:

Steve Tandy – Clinical Lead (Bleep 890) or

Karen Marston – Clinical Lead (Bleep 854) or

** 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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