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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/07/2022.

Staff Nurse (Outpatients)

Job Reference: 175-2223-2-AM3350

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Out Patients G Floor
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 (Outpatients - Ambulatory Care)
Band 5

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 preferably have previous ambulatory care experience or a willingness to learn how to prioritise care and competing demands in a complex clinical environment.

Ideally, we would like dynamic individuals who have already or have a willingness to develop clinical skills in:

  • Vascular access - inserting mid line catheters, accessing portacaths, managing PICC lines.
  • Performing venepuncture and 12 lead ECGs.
  • 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 and educating all patients who access our services.

We have an allocated team coordinator who manages the competing needs within the department and monitors the flow of patients through the department. All our staff are expected to be able to efficiently multitask and ensure all infection control risks are managed effectively.  Patient’s experience is optimised in the department through good communication and team working and the use of intentional rounding in the waiting area.

This role 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 between 07:30 and 18:30.

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

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.

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

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 Deputy Sister Daisy Gamblesmith         
Telephone:  07775 555620

Closing date:         17 July 2022          
Interview date:       26 July  2022

Please Note - The interview process will include a Maths test so that we can assess what support you may require to fulfil your role.

** 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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