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Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity to join the critical care nursing team here at Royal Papworth Hospital has arisen.

We are looking for dynamic, motivated, and compassionate registered nurses to join our highly specialist and internationally renowned mutli-disciplinary team. Our 46 bedded Critical Care is one of the largest and busiest in the region, with state-of-the-art facilities, we are able to provide outstanding compassionate and holistic care to our patients.

As a tertiary referral centre we look after some of the sickest patients who are referred to us for a variety of specialist services such as our ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) service, heart and lung transplant, PCI pathway. Working in this environment is challenging and rewarding in equal amounts.

Main duties of the job

To care for our patients we need a highly skilled and innovative team, we will support your development through every stage of your career with our dedicated Critical Care education team.

Our well established programme for registered nurses will be tailored to you, combining theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for you to excel in your role. You will have access to expert clinical mentors and higher education programmes such as the Critical Care Course at degree or master’s level, funded places at international conferences, Critical Care rotations and careers coaching for progression in more specialist roles.

Applicants should refer to the Role Profile attached to advert for full information about the role

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UKs leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge.

It performs the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UKs first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure. Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future.

Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today.

The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence and collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles and interactions.

Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality. The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion Excellence Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Registration with NMC
  • Diploma in Nursing


  • Qualification in relevant specialty
  • Degree in Nursing
  • Completion of Critical Care Step 1-3 competencies
  • Critical Care Course at degree or MSc level
  • Practice assessor course



  • Able to perform nursing activities specific to specialty
  • Able to problem solve and use own initiative
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • Proven communication skills, written and oral
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary team


  • Able to assist Healthcare Support Workers
  • Able to induct/orientate new staff to the clinical area and identify key learning needs of less experienced staff



  • Proven evidence-based clinical practice
  • Utilised reflective practice


  • Evidence of experience in Critical Care



  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Conduct and professional practice guidance
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within the clinical area
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and quality
  • Aware of cultural and social influences on health and of the importance of respecting diversity and differences


  • Awareness of broader issues within the Trust and the wider NHS
  • Understanding of the professional nursing agenda

Values and Behaviours


  • Ability to uphold the Trusts values Compassion Excellence Collaboration and associated behaviour standard at all times

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Biomedical Campus




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