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Staff Nurse - Cardiology

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Cardiology team on Wards 3 South, 4 North West and Coronary Care Unit.

Our focus is our patients, their needs, ensuring their comfort and providing quality care. This is at the forefront of our thinking and we are constantly working to develop the service we offer to the people we care for. 3 South and 4 North West currently have 53 beds commissioned including 4 Coronary Care Beds, with expectations of further expansion in the coming months. Cardiology is fast paced and is on the cutting edge of technology, providing excellent cardiology experience for staff caring for patients undergoing cardiology procedures: angiograms, angioplasty, ablations, cardiac devices and various cardiac valve related procedures.

Main duties of the job

The nursing dependency of the patients is diverse with direct transfers from the regional general hospitals and emergency pathways running through our department and as such is dependent on the clinical skills of trained and motivated nurses. We have a superb and supportive team of dedicated nurses and support staff. Our staff are focused on providing the highest standards of patient care, upholding our Trust values of Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. We are keen to recruit staff to join our team who will share our vision, enthusiasm and pride in the care we deliver.

We have good development opportunities at Royal Papworth, with a supportive individualised orientation program following trust induction. There are specialist in house study days and courses. There are also close links to Universities within the region for post registration courses.

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



  • Diploma in Nursing.


  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • Teaching and assessor qualification.
  • Degree in Nursing.
  • Cardiac Course.



  • Proven evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Demonstrates reflective practice.


  • Evidence of experience in Cardiology.



  • ILS trained or willingness to undertake the training.
  • Able to problem solve and use own initiative.
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise workload.
  • Proven communication skills, written and oral.
  • Able to support, supervise junior members of the team.
  • Able to work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team, patients and their relatives.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Have the ability to take initiative as required and able to liaise with the appropriate manager and bleep holder.


  • Able to induct/orientate new staff to the clinical area and identify key learning needs of less experienced staff.

Values and Behaviours


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

Professional Registration


  • Current registration with NMC, part one or two of the Register.



  • Adhering to the NMC Code of Conduct and professional practice guidance.
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within the clinical area.
  • Health and safety awareness.
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and quality assurance.
  • Awareness and need to demonstrate a professional
  • appearance and behaviour.
  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Biomedical Campus




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