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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/06/2019.

Staff Nurse - Cath Lab Cardiology

Job Reference: 175-1920-RAD413

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Radiology Nurses
Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£24,214 to £30,112 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. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Trust

Cardiology Cath Labs Staff Nurse

Band 5

Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

New Royal Papworth is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC), alongside some of the world’s most acclaimed medical and education institutions including Cambridge University, Astra Zeneca and Addenbrookes Hospital and has easy access to the historic and picturesque Cambridge City Centre with many opportunities for affordable housing and excellent facilitates.

What is a Cath Lab Nurse?

We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team who assist with angioplasties, valvuloplasties, stent placements, implant pacemakers and implantable cardioverter- defibrillators (ICDs) as well as many other procedures.

The Cardiology/Cath Labs department comprises of: 5 Angiography suites and a 6th hybrid suite (in the new Hospital) a Bronchoscopy suite as well as provide essential care to our acute patients via our PPCI service.

You might have just qualified, or be looking for a change or new challenge; youdo notneed to have previous Cath Lab or Bronchoscopy experience to join our team as we will provide comprehensive training. So if you are a dynamic, enthusiastic Nurse who wants to gain experience with us then come and join our highly motivated friendly team. We are recruiting now and are looking for Band 5 Staff Nurses in readiness for the big move.

What are we offering you?

  • A fantastic opportunity to learn new skills or to hone your Cardiothoracic skills
  • Learning from experts in the Cardiothoracic field with specialised training and support
  • A dynamic and friendly working environment

You will need the following attributes:

  • UK Registered Nurse
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills and organisational skills
  • Be highly motivated

Salary range: AFC Band 5.

For further information, and to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Oenone Page Acting Sister, via the Cath Labs

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.

There is a £1,000 welcome payment for all Band 5 posts upon starting.

** 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, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, 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.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) 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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