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Assistant Practitioner

Job Reference: 175-1920-CCA1793

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care
Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire
£21,089 to £23,761 pa pro rata

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.



Band 4 Assistant Practitioner


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner in our Critical Care team at Royal Papworth Hospital as we prepare to move to our new hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in April 2019.

We are a 33 bed Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit which will expand with the move to the new site, who care for a range of short and long term patients including those who are post Cardiac Surgery, PPCI pathway, ECMO referrals, Heart and Lung Transplant and BiVADS.

As a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner in Critical Care you will work under the supervision of registered nurses to care for patients, undertaking all aspects of patient care to the highest standard.

You will require effective communication and interpersonal skills, and the flexibility to meet changing demands of service and undertake a physically demanding role. The role requires you to work a shift pattern covering nights and weekends.

An informal visit is highly recommended of the new Royal Papworth Hospital site. For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Vicky Carr, Critical Care Matron.


** 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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