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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/07/2022.

Staff Nurse (Cardiology)

Job Reference: 175-2223-RL22CW

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiology Wards
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.


Staff Nurse (Cardiology)
Full Time 37.5 hours or part time

Flexible working will be considered 

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Cardiology team on Wards 3 South, 4 North West and Coronary Care Unit.

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 care for. 3 South and 4 North West currently have 53 beds commissioned including 4 Coronary Care Beds, with expectations of further expansion in the coming months. 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 with direct transfers from the regional general hospitals and emergency pathways running through our department and as such is dependent on the clinical skills of trained and motivated nurses. We have a superb and supportive team of dedicated nurses and support staff. Our staff are focused on providing the highest standards of patient care, upholding our Trust values of Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. We are keen to recruit staff to join our team who will share our vision, enthusiasm and pride in the care we deliver.
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. There are also close links to Universities within the region for post registration courses.

Contact for enquiries about the role:

Steven Thurston 01223 638263

Rebecca Thomas 01223 638575

Nicola Davies 01223 638304

** 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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