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Staff Nurse

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

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Band 5
Full Time
With a high volume and fast turnover of patients undergoing cardiac and thoracic day case investigations and procedures, a years secondment on the Nurse led day ward could be the challenge you are looking for. We are open Monday to Friday, 06:45-20:00.

The nursing team:

Prepare patients for their procedures

Perform venepuncture and 12 lead ECGs

Facilitates an enhanced recovery and nurse led discharge

Manage discharge lounge to facilitate safe discharge across the hospital

This is a time pressured environment, where you must be a team player, well organised, and able to deal with ever changing priorities. All our staff are expected to be able to effectively multitask and ensure all infection control risks are managed effectively. Patients experience is optimised on the ward through good communication and team working.

If you think you have these attributes and are looking for an interesting and rewarding, yet challenging role within a friendly environment, we will provide the opportunity to develop professionally and to undertake enhanced skills. An informal visit is strongly advised.

If you are a friendly, compassionate team player who is flexible and looking for a change, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The elective Day ward strive to admit ambulatory patients, prepare for procedure, recover, and discharge as a day case. Basic skills required are:

Recognise and respond to a deteriorating patient.



Perform 12 lead ECGs

TR band management

Nurse-led discharge

Day ward works collaboratively with all specialities across the Trust, and is the perfect place to develop new skills, and continue to develop professionally.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's 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.

We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's 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.

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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 ensure you evidence in the Essential Criteria how you uphold 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



  • Proven evidence-based clinical practice
  • Utilised reflective practice


  • Experience in cardio-thoracics

Values and Behaviours


  • Evidence ability to uphold the Trusts values Compassion Excellence Collaboration.



  • 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



  • Registration with NMC
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Biomedical Campus




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