Registered Nurses/ Operating Department Practitioners

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
08 Nov 2018
14 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Cardiology - Cath LabGrade NHS AfC: Band 5Contract PermanentHours part time hours availableJob ref 234-17-M2257-E Site Norfolk and Norwich University HospitalTown NorwichSalary £23,023 - £29,608 per annum, pro rataClosing Today at 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

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* Part time vacancies available *

Are you looking for an opportunity to further your knowledge and skills in Cardiology within a supportive team environment?

Our innovative Cardiology department’s Cardiac Cath labs comprise of 3 labs, a procedure room and 8 recovery spaces with a 4th lab and additional recovery space being planned.

We are looking for enthusiastic RN/ODP’s to come and join our expanding team providing care to a range of patients and become part of the Heart attack service.

This post would be well suited to individuals looking to learn new skills in an exciting area, with a variety of shifts available due to the 7 day nature of the service.

The goal is for you to become one a member of our 24/7 heart attack service providing lifesaving intervention for a large catchment area.

You will be expected to learn to scrub in for procedures including coronary diagnostic procedures, interventional angioplasty, Electrophysiology Studies/ Ablation and Pacemaker insertion.

To help prepare you for this training and supervision will be provided to all new staff including a period of supernumerary time and ongoing completion of an area specific competency pack.

We have introduced innovative working practices recently including our Multi-Skilled Cath Lab Practitioner role, and our Nurse Loop Recorder insertion and removal service as well as introducing a Clinical Facilitator to support all new staff to the area.

This is an excellent opportunity to further your clinical skills and knowledge within a supportive team environment, see web links for a video of one of our staff member’s experiences.

Also in the weblinks is a link to our Trust Recruitment brochure with a feature on page 11 of one of our innovative new roles of Cath Lab Practitioner, training Nurses and Radiographers to cross cover each other’s roles in the department.

If you want a new challenge in an area with lots of opportunity, this is the job for you.

As post holder,you will be able to develop your skills in :

- Working in recovery completing admission checks on patients

- Scrubbing to assist in our range of interventional and diagnostic procedures.

- Caring for patients during procedures with conscious sedation and pain relief as required and accurately documenting this.

- Handing over patients to the recovery team post procedure

Training and induction will be provided as well as a period of supernumerary time. There are regular internal and external training days available to develop skills.

Part time vacancies available, flexible 12 or 9 hours shifts

Opening Date for Applications: 30th October 2018

Closing Date for Applications: 11th November 2018

The Job Description, which includes a Person Specification, provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.


If this post involves working with children or adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of Afc

NHS Service

Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships)

We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration

You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.


Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.

Useful Information

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Website

Jobs at NNUH

Video - Working at NNUH as a Registered Nurse

Video - Working at NNUH as a Nursing Assistant

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Making Successful Applications

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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