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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/02/2022.

Deputy Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-CAR3088

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiology Ward-3rd Floor South
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.


Cardiology Wards 3 South and 4 North West
Deputy Sister Band 6
Full time 37.5 Hours -part time considered (minimum 30 Hours)

We have an exciting opportunity of a Deputy Sister Role to join the Cardiology team on Wards 3 South and 4 North West.

Our focus is our patients, their needs, ensuring their comfort and providing quality care. This is at the forefront of our thinking and we are constantly working to develop the service we offer to the people we treat. 3 South and 4 North West have 62 single bedded rooms across 2 ward including a 4 single bedded Coronary Care Unit. Cardiology is fast paced and is on the cutting edge of technology, providing excellent cardiology experience for staff caring for patients undergoing cardiology procedures: angiograms, angioplasty, ablations, cardiac devices and various cardiac valve related procedures.

The nursing dependency of the patients is diverse and as such is dependent on the clinical skills of trained and motivated nurses. We have a superb team of dedicated nurses and support staff. Our staff are focused on providing the highest standards of patient care and we are keen to recruit staff to join our team who will share our vision,enthusiasm and pride in the care we deliver.We would welcome applications from individuals with a good foundation of post registration experience, a current student assessor or equivalent, leadership experience and experience in the field of cardiology is essential.

We have good development opportunities at Royal Papworth, with a supportive individualised orientation program following trust induction. There are specialist in house study days and courses, including leading teams and department courses. There is also close links to Anglia Ruskin University for post registration courses.

We can promise you a challenging but rewarding role where no two days are alike. If this sounds like a great opportunity and you feel able to uphold our values: compassion excellence collaboration, we would love to hear from you.

If you can bring fresh perspective, 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.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Charge Nurse Steven Thurston, 01223 638269 or 07775548250

Sister Rebecca Thomas, 01223 638575 or 07775548254

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

Closing Date 18 February 2022
Interview Date 28 February 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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