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Staff Nurse - Cath Labs

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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 left and right heart catheterisation, angioplasties, electrophysiology studies/ablations, insertion of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter- defibrillators (ICDs), TAVIs, as well as many other procedures.

The Cath Lab and Bronchoscopy department comprises of: five Cardiac Catheterisation Labs, a 6th Hybrid suite, two Bronchoscopy suites and a 10 bedded Holding Bay/Recovery area. We also provide essential care to our acute patients via our 24/7 PPCI service.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will assist in cardiology/radiology procedures following policy, guidelines, and legislation, whilst supporting and monitoring the patient. You will work with team members in the deliverance of evidenced based care in a busy and diverse clinical area. You will have responsibility/contribute to the smooth running of the lab into which you are assigned.

You might have just qualified, or be looking for a change or new challenge. You do not need to have previous Cath Labs 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.

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

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 in Nursing


  • Degree in Nursing
  • Teaching and assessor qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Teaching or mentoring qualification e.g. Mentorship Preparation Course or equivalent



  • Proven evidence-based clinical practice
  • Demonstrates reflective practice
  • Adhering to the 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 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
  • Able to problem solve and use own initiative
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • Proven communication skills, written and oral
  • Able to support, supervisor 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


  • Evidence of experience in the specialty
  • Awareness of broader issues within the Trust and the wider NHS
  • Understanding of the professional nursing agenda
  • Able to induct/orientate new staff to the clinical area and identify key learning needs of less experienced staff

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
  • Ability to wear lead apron
  • Flexible approach to working in line with service requirements and ability to work the range of shifts required to deliver the service

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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