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

Healthcare Support Worker (Temporary Staffing/Bank)

Job Reference: 175-2122-RA72TS

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Temporary Staffing
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£18,546 to £19,918 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.


Healthcare Support Worker - Temporary Staffing

We are expanding our workforce which brings incredible opportunities for YOU to join our nurse bank. The variety of areas you could work in will add to your experience and contribute to your personal development.

Please take a look at the attached ‘additional information’ to explore our ward areas so you can see which area excites you the most. By joining our teams you will be able to work flexibly choosing your own hours.

The Trust provides support for all staff working on the HCSW bank. You will be invited to attend a full Trust induction which includes mandatory training. We arrange a study day and a shadow shift where you will be supernumerary in order to achieve a set of competencies to support you in practice.

It is essential that you have achieved the Care Certificate qualification for Healthcare Support Workers as outlined in the role profile/person specification under the essential criteria. Student Nurses may apply.

This opportunity is based at Royal Papworth Hospital Cambridge Biomedical Campus, our beautiful new hospital.

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 patients say…..

“During the operation all of the doctors and nurses assured me of the safe process which was completed as planned. Excellent 5 star job done”

“The facilities at Royal Papworth are superb - a wonderful hospital. The staff - all staff, make Royal Papworth a top class experience”

“Staff were friendly, welcoming, helpful and professional. I felt relaxed and at ease during my visit because of the superb way I was treated by all staff - A credit to Royal Papworth and the NHS”

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

The interview will include an online numeracy and literacy 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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