Staff Nurse Opportunities

Why not join us?

You don’t need previous experience in cardio-thoracic nursing to work here.

Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. The Trust is rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The highly acclaimed series ‘Surgeons: At the Edge of Life’ was broadcast on BBC Two last October (available on IPlayer) and demonstrated just some of the extraordinary and pioneering work that we do.

The opportunities with the Royal Papworth family are here for you. By working in one of our speciality wards youwill progress and fast forward your career.

We have vacancies for newly qualified and experienced nurses.

Please state your preference of work area within your Supporting Statement:

  • Cardio-thoracic Surgery
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology

Whichever area you chose, you will be working with our friendly, dedicated and passionate teams who all lead from the heart. You can become an expert within this rewarding field of work in cardio-thoracics.

We care about your training and development:

At Royal Papworth Hospital, we can provide all the training you will need; you will be offered a wide range of opportunities to help you develop your skills. Depending on your experience, you will have a 3-4 week supernumerary period to help you get used to your new role.

In order to support this we have clinical education sisters based on all of our wards to provide training and ongoing support to ensure you achieve the competencies required. We have the relevant courses available in house and we work alongside our local university.

Benefits for you:

All of the usual NHS benefits plus we have a Staff Recognition and Award Scheme; Membership options available at our campus gym; Salary Sacrifice ‘Cycle to Work’ and ‘Car’ Scheme PLUS a 1000 welcome bonus.

For further information contact:

Linda Lewis or Cora McKeown, Lead Nurses, Nurse Recruitment – 07881 324414 or email [email protected]

PLANNED ONLINE INTEVIEW DATE: Friday 5th of February 2021

What our nurses say…..

“When I started at Royal Papworth Hospital I was fresh from the university and I remember how nerve-wracking it was starting the job and taking on the care and responsibility of patients. However, I had so much support from my mentors and gained confidence every single day”

“We practice team nursing so you are never alone – you always feel part of a supportive team. For anyone looking to collectively work towards the best outcome for patients then Royal Papworth really is the best place to be”

What our patients say…..

“The staff in every area were very professional, kind, caring and made my stay very comfortable and safe in their hands”

“The staff were wonderful without exception. I was kept fully informed at all times about my treatment and what to expect. I am very glad I had this experience. They are all amazing, hardworking and lovely people”

“The most professional service: World class. They made me feel most reassured of my problems and went out of their way to explain everything. I would like to say thank you to all the staff”

What Jennifer Whisken, our Deputy Chief Nurse says…..

“The best decision in my career was joining Royal Papworth Hospital. This hospital really is a special place; the compassionate care shown by staff to each other and their patients is truly outstanding. Every day I feel inspired by the wonderful staff I have the privilege to work with