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Staff Nurse - Band 5 Outpatients

Job Reference: 175-2122-RA42DW

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Outpatients Day Ward
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.


Outpatients | Ambulatory Care

Full Time Band 5 Staff Nurse – 37.5 hours per week

Our nursing team is small, skilled and friendly. We work as part of a number of multidisciplinary teams in a constantly evolving and innovative ambulatory outpatient care setting facilitating the ongoing care and management of patients with cardiac and chronic respiratory diseases.

We have a 30 room Outpatient Department and facilitate the on-going care and management of patients with chronic diseases including Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, thoracic oncology, pre and post cardiac and lung transplantation and cardiac failure patients. We work as part of a number of multidisciplinary teams in a constantly evolving and innovative ambulatory care setting.

The nursing team:

  • Provide a vascular access service which involves the insertion of mid line catheters and accessing of portacaths.

  • Perform venepuncture and 12 lead ECGs.

  • Undertake the administration of IV drugs for patients starting courses of home IV antibiotics, and teach patients how to self-administer their IV antibiotics.

  • Support and educate all patients who access our services.

The successful applicant will preferably have previous ambulatory care experience or have a willingness to learn how to manage and prioritise competing demands in a complex environment.

We have an allocated team coordinator who manages the competing needs within the department and monitors the flow of patients through the department. All our staff are expected to be able to effectively multitask, and ensure all infection control risks are managed effectively. Patients experience is optimised in the department through good communication and team working and the use of intentional rounding in the waiting area.

Ideally we would like dynamic individuals who already have skills in the administration of IV drugs, venepuncture and cannulation skills and is keen to advance their clinical skills and knowledge in ambulatory care.

We currently work on a Monday to Friday between 7.30 and 18.30.

If you are a friendly, compassionate team player who is flexible and looking for a new challenge we would love to hear from you.

In addition to a range of staff benefits, we offer a £1,000 welcome payment applicable for those who commence on a Band 5 substantive/permanent contract with a commitment to remain with the Trust for a minimum of 12 months, excludes staff nurse bank contracts).

Submitting your application: Please include in your Supporting Information why you would like to join Royal Papworth Hospital and how you would uphold the Trust values

Please contact: Charge Nurse Lee Brooks / Deputy Sister Daisy Gamblesmith – 07775 555620

Closing date: 24th September 2021

Interview date: 15th October 2021


Royal Papworth Hospital’s Equality and Diversity Commitment Statement

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.

** 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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