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Staff Nurse - Radiology / Cath Labs.

Job Description

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. As well as being named as a top healthcare employer, Papworth recently received the highest rating in the country from its staff saying they would recommend the hospital to a friend or relative. Papworth was the first NHS Hospital in England to receive a joint Investors in People and Health and Well-being Award.


Cath Lab /Radiology Nurse – Band 5 full time/part permanent post

Would you like to be at the forefront of nursing care delivering cutting edge services as part of the new Government-driven 24/7 Heart Attack Service? Cardio-vascular disease – heart disease, stroke and related conditions – accounts for 60% of all premature deaths in England as well as major ill health in terms of physical and communication disability.

Ideally you will be a nurse with hospital experience. You will care for one patient at a time and your role will be that of a scrub and runner nurse assisting in specialist cardiology and radiology procedures such as angioplasty, Hickman line and pacemaker insertions, electrophysiology study and ablation, ASD/PFO closure and bronchoscopy. Full orientation and training will be given and, upon completion of this, participation on nights is required.

Cardiology work in the cath lab setting requires motivated and dedicated nurses who will provide excellent care and service to meet the needs of patients, doctors and colleagues. The role requires good manual dexterity and the ability to work quickly and confidently during emergency situations, which although challenging, can be very rewarding. We are looking for enthusiastic nurses to join our large nursing team within this friendly, multi-disciplinary department. Clinical Practice Development is actively encouraged and facilitated.

Normal working hours are 375 hours per week including late shifts, night shifts and some weekend working.

We strongly encourage informal and formal visits to the department to offer discussion of the post and observe the type of work performed by staff. For further information or to arrange a visit please contact Cath Lab Sister Katy Leng or Deputy Sister Maria Santacreu, direct line  ( Phone number removed ) . Or e-mail Sister Leng at ( Email address removed ) or ( Email address removed )

Closing date: 26th October 2016

Selection date: Saturday 12th November 2016 - please allow time to be on site from 9am to 430pm. The selection process includes a medicine safety and calculation assessment and a care planning exercise, only candidates who successfully complete these will invited to stay for the clinical scenario assessment and the group and individual interviews.

Further information about the selection day and sample calculation questions can be found on the Nurse Recruitment page on our web site.

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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