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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/06/2022.

Deputy Sister / Deputy Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 175-2223-2-AM3333

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Out Patients G Floor
Royal Papworth Hospital, 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.


Deputy Sister / Deputy Charge Nurse

Band 6

Hours per week: 37.5 - Full time

Our nursing team is small, skilled and friendly working within a busy specialist ambulatory care setting, comprising of a 30-room outpatient department at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. We facilitate the ongoing care and management of patients with chronic diseases including Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, thoracic oncology, pre-and-post cardiac and lung transplantation and cardiac failure patients. We work as part of a number of multidisciplinary teams in a constantly evolving and innovative ambulatory care setting.

The successful applicant will need to have:

  • Proven leadership and people management skills.
  • Ability to prioritise care and competing demands in a complex clinical environment.
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Self-awareness in embracing change management and driving new initiatives forward.

Willingness to develop clinical skills in:

  • Vascular access - inserting mid line catheters, accessing portacaths, managing PICC lines.
  • The administration of IV drugs for patients starting courses of home IV antibiotics.
  • Teaching patients and their loved ones to self-administer home IV antibiotics.
  • Supporting patients who may be receiving life changing information

This offers a fantastic opportunity to develop skills to care for a variety of cardio-thoracic patients within a number of specialities. We plan to commence care delivery to patients in the evenings and weekends in the near future but currently work on a Monday to Friday with one late evening on a Wednesday.

If you are a friendly, compassionate team player who is flexible and looking for a new challenge we would love to hear from you.

Your application (via NHS Jobs)

Please include in your Supporting Information how you will uphold the Trust values Compassion Excellence Collaboration

For further information or an informal conversation, please contact:

Charge Nurse Lee Brooks, or Telephone: 07775 555620

Deputy Sister Daisy Gamblesmith

Closing date: 27th June 2022

Interview date: 15th July 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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