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Staff Nurse - Trustwide

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.


Experienced Band 5 nurses

We have vacancies in our cardiology, surgical and respiratory medical wards as well as in theatres so if you are interested in heart and lung nursing, come and join us at Papworth.

Applying to be a Papworth Nurse allows you to tell us your area of interest or we can help you decide where you will be best suited to work. Perhaps you prefer medical to surgical nursing but have never worked in a cardiology or respiratory specialist area or maybe you like surgical nursing but have not experienced cardiothoracic surgery. We don’t mind as we can build on your existing skills and experience and help you to develop in these areas here at Papworth.

Wherever you work It’s really busy and the patients are sick but you only ever have patients on your area needing specialist cardiothoracic care, treatment and advice and you are surrounded by nursing, medical and technical staff with the expertise and time to ensure they get it. Papworth patients need this and you can help provide it.

Tell us about your experience and nursing interests along with why you want to be a Papworth Nurse in your application and shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to discuss opportunities at the selection day.

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 written 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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