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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/02/2022.

Staff Nurse (Temporary Staffing/Bank)

Job Reference: 175-2122-RA71TS

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Temporary Staffing
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 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.


Staff Nurse – Temporary Staffing

Find your happy place working on our nurse bank……

We are looking to recruit qualified Registered Nurses with experience working on acute hospital wards, especially those who are looking for flexible hours to work in our friendly world renowned hospital.

We have lines of work available for anyone who would like consistent work, or we have flexible shifts in a range of different wards and departments on both sites. We have full time hours also available too.

We offer great rates, access to the NHS pension, full week induction programme, paid mandatory training and the supernumerary shadow shift to help orientate you. We have a nurse bank management team who will be your main link to the clinical areas; you will feel supported and part of the team from the very start.

To join, you must:

* Currently be registered with the NMC

* Be eligible to work in the UK

* Pass an enhanced DBS check

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

What our nurses say…..

“We are a dynamic, supportive and friendly team who care for patients undergoing cardiac investigations as well as cardiac and thoracic surgery”

“Your career goals are important to us and we believe in supporting our staff to develop their experience, knowledge and skills”

“We have a wonderful team of experienced nurses with a good team spirit”

What our patients say…..

“Excellent caring staff”

“Nothing was too much for them. The room was brilliant. Thank you all for giving me my life back”

“The staff make you feel at home - nothing is too much trouble for them - very friendly. For care and attention I would give them an A*. Even cleaning staff are friendly, helpful and very thorough. Have been happy with my stay at Papworth - but there is no place like home”

“I am very grateful for the care which I have received during my stay at Papworth hospital. Everyone here has been friendly, caring and encouraging to me through quite a traumatic time in my life”

Regular shortlisting takes place and if you are shortlisted you will be contacted for a Skype interview.

The interview will include an online numeracy test.

The Government requirement for double vaccination is under legislative review.  Royal Papworth Hospital encourages and supports vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID 19.

** 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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