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Respiratory Nursing Recruitment Open Day - 30th September

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Respiratory Nursing Recruitment Open Day

Saturday 30th September 9am -- 3pm

If you want to make a real difference to people's lives and be supported at the same time, there's never been a better time to join the UK's leading heart and lung hospital.

What we are looking for from you:

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated staff to join our teams. Even if you have not worked in a cardiothoracic hospital before, if you have passion and compassion then we will support you.

Book an interview slot or just turn up on the day - walk-ins welcome.

We have fantastic opportunities to work in our specialist units of respiratory medicine, cardiology, surgery, theatres, and critical care for:

Registered nurses

Newly qualified nurses

Nursing associates (qualified or soon to be qualified)

Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)

Working in any of our specialities will see you progress and fast forward your career to become an expert within these rewarding fields.

You don't need experience in cardiothoracic nursing to join us.

Our values:

At Royal Papworth Hospital, we value compassion, excellence and collaboration. You can be sure that you will have the support you need, the ability to work for a CQC rated 'outstanding' hospital and will be given the tools needed to develop and grow your career.

Book and attend an interview slot and our friendly and approachable team will guide you through the whole process. You could walk away with a job offer!

Walk-ins are also very much welcomed.

Main duties of the job

Know before you attend

The recruitment event will take place in the outpatients department within our hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

To find the Hospital, please follow signs to Car Park 2. The car park is located opposite the Hospital. Our postcode is CB2 0AY. There are disabled spaces on levels 1-4 and some electric charging spaces on the ground floor. This car park is run by Saba, a private company.

Alternatively, you can park at Trumpington Park and Ride or Babraham Road. Parking is free at all Park and Ride sites in Cambridge. There are disabled spaces located close to the bust stops.

We require either two forms of photo ID and one proof of address, or one form of photo ID and two proofs of address.

You are required to provide evidence of Right to Work

You are required to bring photographic ID -- one of the following: current passport, driving licence, BRP or EU Identity card

Proof of address eg council tax bill (for 2022/23), utility bill (in your name and current within 3 months), or original bank statement (current within 3 months).

Excluded for proof of address -- mobile phone bill, tenancy agreement (unless renting through council).

If you are on a dependent visa you must bring your passport, BRP and your partners BRP and passport.

If you apply for a registered nurse, nursing associate or ODP role you will also be required to complete a short test.

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 & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & 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 & maternity, race, religion & 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 include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and 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



  • Current registration with NMC, part one or two of the register
  • Diploma, BSc or MSc 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



  • Proven evidence-based clinical practice
  • Utilised reflective practice
  • 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


  • Evidence of experience in Critical Care
  • 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

Additional Criteria


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


  • 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 Bio Medical Campus



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