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Healthcare Support Worker - Cardiology

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-CAR2886

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiology Ward
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£20,330 to £21,777 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.


Healthcare Support Worker - Band 3 - £20,330 – £21,777

Full time 37.5 hours,part time welcomed minimum 30 hours/week

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 3 Healthcare Support Worker to join cardiology team.

Our focus is our patients, their needs, ensuring their comfort and providing quality care. This is at the forefront of our thinking and we are constantly working to develop the service we offer to the people we care for.

3 South and 4 North West have 53 single bedded rooms across 2 wards including a 4 single bedded Coronary Care Unit. Cardiology is fast paced and is on the cutting edge of technology, providing excellent cardiology experience for staff caring for patients undergoing cardiology procedures: angiograms, angioplasty, ablations, cardiac devices and various cardiac valve related procedures.

The nursing dependency of the patients is diverse and as such is dependent on the clinical skills of trained nurses and the successful candidate will be responsible for complementing the role of these registered nurses through the delivery of supervised /direct care. You will assist in the smooth running of the area by delivery and meeting patients care needs and the needs of the service which will include preparing patients for their procedures and delivering post procedure care.

We have a superb team of dedicated nurses and support staff. Our staff are focused on providing the highest standards of patient care and we are keen to recruit staff to join our team who will share our vision, enthusiasm and pride in the care we deliver.

We would welcome applications from individuals with experience within the healthcare setting and cardiology experience is desirable. Previous experience of enhanced practices such as 12 lead ECG, venepuncture and TR band removal are an advantage although full training will be provided.

For further information please contact:

Charge Nurse Steven Thurston 01223 638263

Sister Rebecca Thomas 01223 638306

Closing date: 19th September 2021

Interview date: 7th 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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