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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 175-1920-2-OP2121

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiac Support Nursing
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, 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. 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.


Junior Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse (Cardiac Support)

(Maternity leave cover, expected start date April 2020)

Full time: 37.5 hours/week

Salary: £ 30,401- £37,267 (Band 6)

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. As well as being named as a top healthcare employer, Royal Papworth recently received the highest rating in the country from its staff saying they would recommend the hospital to a friend or relative.

An exciting opportunity (maternity leave cover) has arisen for an experienced Band 6 nurse to work within the cardiac support team. The cardiac support team are based in Outpatients, a busy department with both consultant and nurse led clinics.

The Junior Sister/Deputy Charge Nurse (Cardiac Support) is involved in all aspects of the patient’s journey at Papworth - from time of referral, through their subsequent investigations and treatments, whilst also providing support and advice once discharged from Royal Papworth Hospital.  It is, therefore, essential to have excellent communication and organisational skills and to be able to manage your own workload, as well as working well as a member of the cardiac support and multi-disciplinary teams.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced nurse who would be expected to have experience within a cardiothoracic setting.

If you feel you have these attributes and are looking for a rewarding and interesting, yet challenging, role we will provide you with the support to develop both personally and professionally.

If you would like further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Lana Shirley - Cardiac Support Sister on 01223 638100.

Closing date: 2nd February 2020

Interview date: 13th February 2020

** 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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