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Staff Nurse Opportunities - Band 5 Catheter Laboratories (Cath Labs)

Job Reference: 175-2122-RA41RAD

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Catheter Lab and Bronchoscopy Nurses
Royal Papworth Hospital, 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.


Staff Nurse Opportunities - Catheter Laboratories (Cath Labs)

Working with us will provide you with an experience like no other to fast forward your career

We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team who assist with left and right heart catheterisation, angioplasties, electrophysiology studies/ablations, insertion of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter- defibrillators (ICDs), TAVIs, as well as many other procedures.

The Cath Lab and Bronchoscopy department comprises of: five Cardiac Catheterisation Labs, a 6th Hybrid suite, two Bronchoscopy suites and a 10 bedded Holding Bay/Recovery area. We also provide essential care to our acute patients via our 24/7 PPCI service.

You might have just qualified, or be looking for a change or new challenge. You do not need to have previous Cath Labs or Bronchoscopy experience to join our team as we will provide comprehensive training. So if you are a dynamic, enthusiastic nurse who wants to gain experience with us then come and join our highly motivated friendly team.

What are we offering you?

  • A fantastic opportunity to learn new skills or to hone your Cardiothoracic skills
  • Learning from experts in the Cardiothoracic field with specialised training and support
  • A dynamic and friendly working environment

In addition to a range of staff benefits, we offer a £1000 welcome payment*

You will need the following attributes:

  • UK Registered Nurse
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills and organisational skills

If you can bring fresh perspectives, in any way, to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from a UK ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGB or T, your application will receive a warm welcome.

Your application – supporting information

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.

Shortlisting and interview

Regular shortlisting takes place and if successful you will be contacted for a virtual interview.

We reserve the right to close this advert early.

For further information contact: Oenone Page, email

*A £1000 welcome payment is applicable for those who commence on a substantive/permanent contract with a commitment to remain with the Trust for a minimum of 12 months, (excludes staff nurse bank contracts).

** 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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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