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Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 175-1920-NS1723

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£37,570 to £43,772 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.


Cardiothoracic Surgery Advanced Nurse / Clinical Practitioners

Band 7

Full / Part Time

£33,222 - £43,041 pro rata


As we settle into our new state-of-the-art Hospital, an exciting opportunity has arisen in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Advanced Nurse Practitioner team.  We have been celebrating 100 years of innovative practice this year and the ANP / ACP role is pivotal in the further development of our cardiothoracic surgical services for the future. The ANP / ACP role is developing all the time and we need key people who wish to develop their skills to a higher level to come and join the team.


We are seeking knowledgeable, innovative and enthusiastic cardiothoracic practitioners who can demonstrate, through their knowledge and commitment the four pillars of advanced practice, and their ability to work within the advanced nursing team progressing patients along their pre and post-operative cardiac surgery pathway.


To apply for a position you should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience within a cardiothoracic setting at Band 6 or Band 7 level.


Under the leadership of the lead (ANP), you will work with a team of senior clinical practitioners to provide a 7 day week service. The post will be ward based but an element of cross cover will be required to ensure all surgical patients are covered 7 days a week.


The Cardiothoracic Surgery ANP / ACP will take an active role in educating and supporting members of the nursing, junior doctor and multidisciplinary team through formal and informal educational opportunities as well as seeking to further their own professional development. Experience of teaching and educational delivery would be advantageous.


Candidates should be educated to degree level and ideally possess advanced skills in clinical assessment and non - medical prescribing qualifications to masters level or, have the willingness and ability to undertake both.


Successful candidates must be highly motivated and be able to work autonomously to promote high standards of nursing care. Ability to use your own initiative along with excellent communication, clinical and organisational skills is essential.


For enquiries contact Maire Gilhooly, Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner; or Ivan Graham, Deputy Director of Nursing;

** 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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