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Staff Nurse - Surgical

Job Reference: 175-1920-TW418

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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.



Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, with 98 per cent of patients saying they would recommend us to their friends and family.

We are looking for new nurses to join our surgical team. Nurse Posts will be based at the new hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus Site in Cambridge. We have big ambitions for our new hospital and need caring, committed nurses to help us continue providing the high quality care that we are known for.

Why join the surgical team at Royal Papworth Hospital? We perform more major heart operations than any other UK hospital, as well as a range of specialist services including heart and lung transplantation, Pulmonary Endarterectomy (PTE). complex surgery for advanced thoracic malignancies and lung volume reduction surgery. We perform more heart and lung transplants than any other UK center, achieve excellent outcomes and employ some of the most talented people in the field. Our new hospital will be state of the art, equipped with the very latest medical equipment to help our staff deliver excellent patient care.

We nurse level 1 patients in our Progressive Care Unit; patients with end stage heart and respiratory disease who require a range of organ support interventions including intermittent continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP); Inotrope therapy and ventricular assist devices.

If you are looking to develop your acute cardiothoracic nursing skills, Royal Papworth Hospital is absolutely the place to be.

Full support is provided by our practice education team to ensure that staff are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of our patients.

So if you have an interest in heart and lung surgery and a passion for delivering excellent patient care, we’ll work with you to develop your skills and help you build an interesting, rewarding career.

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 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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