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

Healthcare Support Worker Opportunities- Trustwide

Job Reference: 175-2122-RA70TW

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, CambridgeCambridge
£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 roles

Thank you for considering a role at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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 once more.

Contained in this pack is a role profile for a Healthcare Support Worker at Royal Papworth Hospital.

You will need the following attributes:

  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to complete Care Certificate training (if not already qualified)

There are currently opportunities in:

  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Surgery
  • Critical Care

If you can bring fresh perspectives 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.

We expect staff to uphold our values of Compassion, Excellence and Collaborationat all times. This means that we are committed to recruiting the right people: people with the skills, behaviours and competencies to achieve high standards of patient care in a specialist centre, pioneering interventions and improvements.

We look forward to receiving your application

Please use the link to NHS Jobs to complete and submit your application and note the information below.

In your Supporting Information, please include:

  • why you wish to work at Royal Papworth Hospital
  • how you will support the Trust values if you are successful at interview and join the Trust
  • how you meet the essential criteria set out in the role profile

Closing date: 20th February2022 (midnight)

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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