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Trainee Surgical Care Practitioner

Job Reference: 175-1920-TH1842

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£30,401 to £37,267 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

Trainee Cardiothoracic Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP)

Band 6

Full Time (37.5 hours per week) + on-call

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.

This is an exciting time for Papworth having moved to the new state of the art, purpose built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in April 2019. The move to this site will allow Papworth hospital to work alongside some of the world’s leading healthcare companies and organisations including Cambridge University Hospitals, giving our patients immediate access to a range of services and also expanding opportunities in terms of research and education.

We are looking for a dynamic Registered Health Care professional to join our expanding SCP team.The successful candidate will undertake a full two year internal training program and the MSc in Surgical Care Practice at Anglian Ruskin University. This National Qualification along with the internal training program with enable the development of the skills & Competencies required while performing operative procedures under the direction of the Consultant Surgeons. The training program will also develop the skills required to assist in all aspects of pre, peri, and post-operative care of the patient. We will support you to achieve your potential by offering you a programme of development from experienced Theatre staff and dedicated SCP Educators.

If you are looking to become a highly trained and skilled Cardiothoracic Surgical Care practitioner: Royal Papworth will give you:

  • A dynamic, fast paced and friendly working environment
  • An opportunity to join our large team of SCPs
  • The opportunity for you to participate in some of the newest techniques in Cardiothoracic surgery

You will require the following attributes: 

  • Registered healthcare professional (Nursing/ODP)
  • A degree or a qualification equivalent to a degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience post basic qualification in Theatres or Critical Care.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Excellent communication skills, organisational skills and the ability to deal with ever changing priorities.

Salary range: AFC Band 6.

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

Amanda Acott, Senior SCP, Bleep 923 or  Anita Frith, Senior SCP, Bleep 213.

You may also Contact the coordinating SCP on Bleep 393

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2019

Interview Date 8th August  2019

** 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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