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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/06/2019.

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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 175-1920-OP1836

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Out Patients G Floor
Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
£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.


Our nursing team is small, skilled and friendly working within a busy specialist ambulatory care outpatient setting. Our recently combined Outpatient Department is now based at the new Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. We facilitate the ongoing care and management of patients with cardiac disease and chronic respiratory diseases. We work as part of a number of multidisciplinary teams in a constantly evolving and innovative ambulatory care setting.

The nursing team provide:

  • A vascular access service which involves the insertion of mid line catheters and accessing portacaths.
  • Undertake the administration of IV drugs for patients starting courses of home IV antibiotics.
  • Perform venepuncture and 12 lead ECGs
  • Support and educate all patients who access our services

The successful applicant will preferably have previous ambulatory care experience or have a willingness to learn how to manage and prioritise competing demands in a complex environment.

We have an allocated team coordinator and expect all our staff to be able to effectively multitask, working in the main department clinic and ensuring all infection control risks are managed effectively. Patients experience is optimised in the department through good communication and team working.

Ideally we would like dynamic individuals who already have skills in the administration of IV drugs, venepuncture and cannulation skills and is keen to advance their clinical skills and knowledge in ambulatory care.

We plan to commence care delivery to patients at the weekends in the near future but currently work on a Monday to Friday between 7.30 and 18.30 and one late evening on a Wednesday finishing at 20.30 hrs.

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

Please contact:

Sister Angie Jackson / Deputy Charge Nurse Lee Brooks / Deputy Sister Daisy Gamblesmith – 07775 555620

** 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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