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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/01/2022.

Resuscitation Officer

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-ED3054

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Education & Training
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£32,306 to £39,027 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 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.


Resuscitation Officer
Band 6
Full/ Part Time – 37.5 hours per week

In line with government legislation, from 1st April 2022 all NHS staff working in a role where they will have face to face and/or incidental contact with patients must be double vaccinated against COVID-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. This requirement applies to this role and therefore all successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or an official exemption certificate at time of any conditional offer being made and as part of pre-employment checks. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this post

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Royal Papworth NHS Foundation Trust Hospital for a Resuscitation Officer (Band 6) to join our Clinical Education Team. We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and motivated team member with excellent communication and management skills to support resuscitation training within the Trust.

This is primarily a teaching and clinical training role; central to this role is the planning, facilitating and delivery of clinical and resuscitation training across the Trust, to a multidisciplinary audience, using a nationally recognised competency based approach. You will be working in partnership with the Clinical and Medical Education teams, facilitating resuscitation related training from basic to advanced (as appropriate), fulfilling the Trust’s training needs analysis ensuring compliance with the national Core Skills Training Framework.

The post holder will also support the development, monitoring and reviewing of audits, policies, clinical practices and governance arrangements relevant to resuscitation and other related matters, ensuring there is compliance and escalating appropriately any identified areas of risk. They will also deputise for the Lead Resuscitation Officer, representing the Resuscitation Service both locally and nationally.

This is an opportunity for you to progress your skills and knowledge in teaching and learning within the advancing field of resuscitation within a progressive cardiothoracic environment. The post holder should be a Registered Nurse, Allied Healthcare Professional or equivalent Registered Professional with evidence of relevant post basic professional development. An Advanced Life Support Provider or Immediate Life Support Instructor qualification is essential for this role as a minimum. Instructor/provider qualifications in other aspects of resuscitation delivery would also be desirable in order for us to develop our current services/courses. Ability to use own initiative along with excellent communication, clinical and organisational skills is essential.

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 differencesas a strength. Please include in your Supporting Information how you meet the Trust values: Compassion Excellence Collaboration


Should you wish to discuss this opportunity and/or arrange to meet informally please contact: Annemarie Harris, Lead Resuscitation Officer via email: Annemarie.Harris2@Nhs.Net

Closing date: 23th January 2022


** 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, 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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