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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2020.

Staff Nurse - Cath Labs

Job Reference: 175-1920-1-RAD482

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Radiology Nurses
Royal Papworth Hospital, 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.


Staff Nurse – Cath Lab

Staff Nurse – (Registered & Newly Qualified)

Working with us will provide you with an experience like no other to fast forward your career.

We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team who assist with angioplasties, valvuloplasties, stent placements, implant pacemakers and implantable cardioverter- defibrillators (ICDs) as well as many other procedures.

The Cardiology/Cath Labs department comprises of: 5 Angiography suites and a 6th hybrid suite (in the new Hospital) a Bronchoscopy suite as well as provide essential care to our acute patients via our PPCI service.

You might have just qualified, or be looking for a change or new challenge; you do not need to have previous Cath Lab or Bronchoscopy experience to join our team as we will provide comprehensive training. So if you are a dynamic, enthusiastic Nurse who wants to gain experience with us then come and join our highly motivated friendly team. We are recruiting now and are looking for Band 5 Staff Nurses in readiness for the big move.

What are we offering you?

  • A fantastic opportunity to learn new skills or to hone your Cardiothoracic skills

  • Learning from experts in the Cardiothoracic field with specialised training and support

  • A dynamic and friendly working environment

You will need the following attributes:

  • UK Registered Nurse

  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn

  • Excellent communication skills and organisational skills
  • Be highly motivated

*There is a£1,000 welcome payment for all Band 5 posts upon starting.

Develop your career with us.

What our nurses say…..

“Training and learning activities allow us to acquire a breadth of knowledge and skill”

“Supported in a highly motivated team who are friendly”

“I am able to develop my confidence through the competencies I achieve allowing me to establish a career as a Cath Lab nurse”

What our patients say…..

“The staffs were exceptional, they left me well informed. All my appointments were on time or before, can’t speak highly enough of them”

“The staff were excellent throughout, kept me well informed of what was happening and what was going to happen”

“All the staff are friendly and welcoming”


*£1,000 welcome payment applicable to those who commence on substantive contracts with a commitment to remain with the Trust for a minimum of 12 months (excludes Bank contracts).


Selection Day takes place on Saturday 14th March 2020 by invitation only. The selection process includes a medicine safety & calculation assessment, a written exercise, a clinical scenario assessment, group and individual interviews.


** 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 (for eligible posts only) 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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