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Cystic Fibrosis Specialist Nurse

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A rare opportunity has arisen for to join our small, but dynamic CF specialist nursing team providing support to approximately four hundred adolescent and adult patients in this specialist service.

Royal Papworth Hospital is not only a world-renowned Cardio-thoracic hospital, but it is also home to 1 of 9 Adult CF centres in England. The service is part of theCambridge Centre for Lung Infection (CCLI), and is supported by a multidisciplinary team including: CF specialist consultants specialist nurses a dedicated ward nursing team research nurses specialist physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers apsychologist and psychiatrist secretaries and a management team.

It has been an exciting few years in the CF community, with the development and licensing of CFTR modulator therapies, and how we care for our patients has evolved alongside this.

Our CF team strive to provide patient centred care in the in-patient, ambulatory, and primary care setting, and the specialist nurse team provide the first point of contact to patients.

Our specialist nurses' welcome new patients transitioning from both adult and paediatric care referring centres, and facilitates, co-ordinates the complex care requirements of this clinically challenging speciality, liaising closely with the extended specialist multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be clinically experienced nurses, ideally in the CF speciality, with excellent communication, organisational skills and will be a resourceful team player. They will work closely with the ward team to provide a high standard of care to our cohort of patients.

The substantive position is 22.5 hours and the post holder will be required to work flexibly to meet service needs. We will consider secondment or split role opportunities for internal candidates.

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



  • Registration with NMC
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Previous experience in caring for Respiratory patients


  • Cystic Fibrosis Module at Level 3 (or equivalent experience) and willingness to complete a first degree.
  • Degree



  • Previous experience of teaching nursing and medical professionals
  • Previous experience in caring for patients with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Tissue viability knowledge
  • Basic IT skills - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Recent clinical experience demonstrating transferable skills
  • Conduct and professional practice guidance
  • Awareness of broader issues in the Trust, the wider NHS and an understanding of the professional nursing agenda, clinical governance and quality
  • Understanding management and leadership theory and practice, together with people management procedures
  • Aware of cultural and social influences on health and of the importance of respecting diversity and differences
  • Ability to plan, organise and coordinate work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise patients' needs for care
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team


  • Cardio/thoracic experience.
  • Audit/surveillance experience

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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