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Staff Nurse - Private Patients

Job Reference: 175-1819-FN370

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff.

In September 2017 the hospital was delighted to receive a royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. Royal Papworth will become the first Royal Hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Papworth and becoming part of our future.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The Administrative Services are based in Huntingdon.


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Trust

Registered Nurses Band 5 for Royal Papworth Private Care

Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

We are looking for dedicated registered staff nurses to care for private patients (UK and International) in our in-patient ward within Royal Papworth Private Care.

Royal Papworth Hospital is moving to a state-of-the-art new hospital in 2019, we aim to open 4 north west ward for admissions from 01st May 2019. Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) which will continue to provide exemplary private patient care on a dedicated private patient ward

Papworth Private Care has 12 in-patient rooms with en-suite facilities, a range of out-patient facilities and access to the hospital’s five operating theatres, five catheterisation laboratories and extensive equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the heart and lungs.

We are recruiting registered band 5 staff nurses to work in our 12 bed in-patient ward.

The in-patient ward is staffed by registered nurses and healthcare assistants and has 24 hour medical cover.

You will have the opportunity to care for patients of mixed speciality including cardiology procedures, cardiac and thoracic surgery and respiratory medicine.

You may be recently qualified, or looking for a change or new challenge; joining the Private Care team gives you the opportunity to provide our patients with dedicated specialist support and exemplary nursing care.

If you are a dynamic and enthusiastic nurse, then come and join our highly-motivated and friendly team.

We expect that you will work in a highly professional manner and act as a role model to other staff members to ensure our patients receive exemplary care.

We are looking for a person to develop leadership skills and promote effective teamwork.

We want to ensure we meet the expectations of our patients and that means going the extra mile to make their stay memorable.

If you have the commitment and enthusiasm for this role we welcome you to join our team.

What are we offering you?

  • A fantastic opportunity to provide expert heart and lung treatment at the UK’s largest cardio-thoracic hospital
  • Learning from experts in the field of heart and lung medicine with specialised training and support
  • A dynamic and friendly working environment

You will need to be:

  • A UK-registered nurse
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Motivated to provide excellent care to our patients
  • An excellent communicator with great organisational skills

If you would like an informal visit or discussion please contact Sister Sue Ward or Deputy Matron Alison Ames on 01480 830541 Bleep 070 / 01480 364639

Selection Day takes place from 08:45 until 16:00. The selection process includes a medicine safety & calculation assessment, a written exercise, a clinical scenario assessment, group and individual interviews.

For further information about Selection Day and sample calculation questions please look on the Nurse Recruitment page on our web site.



** 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, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

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.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

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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