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

Staff Nurse opportunities- Trustwide

Job Reference: 175-2122-RA69TW

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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.


Band 5 Staff Nurse Opportunities

Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. The Trust has been rated 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

It’s a great time to apply to join our incredible organisation: The Trust’s world-wide reputation and opportunities to gain exceptional training and experience have ensured highly successful nurse recruitment campaigns. We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity to apply to join the Royal Papworth Hospital family.

Opportunities currently in:

  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Surgery
  • Catheter Laboratories (Cath Labs)
  • Day Ward

You don’t need experience in cardio-thoracic nursing to apply. Working in any of our specialities will see you progress and fast forward your career to become an expert within this rewarding field of work. You will be working with friendly, dedicated and passionate teams who all lead from the heart.

You will need the following attributes:

  • Be a UK Registered Nurse (or awaiting registration if newly qualified)
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills

If you can bring fresh perspectives, in any way, to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from a UK ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBT, your application will receive a warm welcome.

In addition to a range of staff benefits, we offer a £1,000 welcome payment**

Your application – supporting information

  • 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
  • Please indicate your 1st and 2nd preference in your Supporting Information. Where, following successful interview, we are unable to accommodate your preference/s at that time due to our low vacancy rates, we will retain your details and offer you the next available vacancy.


  • Advert closes: midnight 20th February2022
  • Successful applicants will be contacted for a virtual interview.
  • We reserve the right to close this advert early.

For further information contact:

Linda Lewis Recruitment Sister - 07881 324414 or

**£1000 welcome payment is 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).

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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