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Video interviews for experienced ICU and Critical Care nurses – Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RPH)

Website Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RPH) is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating more than 100,000 patients each year.

In 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced it has rated Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as ‘outstanding’ overall, and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led.

This is the first time ever that an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions that the CQC asks when it inspects hospitals. It is also the first NHS acute Trust to have gained an ‘outstanding’ rating in the ‘Safe’ category.

Stephen Posey, Chief Executive at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It has been an extraordinary year for Royal Papworth, its staff and patients. To have been rated as ‘outstanding’ in all five CQC domains only two months after moving into our new building is testament to our skilled and dedicated staff whose work has created a culture which delivers the best possible care for our patients”.

Royal Papworth Hospital is a member of Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP), a partnership between one of the world’s leading universities and three NHS Foundation Trusts. CUHP delivers world-class excellence in healthcare, research, clinical education and improves the health of people across Cambridgeshire and the wider regions.

In 2017, the hospital was granted Royal status by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of its commitment to excellence in cardiothoracic care.

Royal Papworth moved to a brand new, state-of-the-art building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in May 2019. Find out more about RPH here.

All successful candidates will be provided with a comprehensive OSCE training, NHS induction programme and a mentor. 

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust offers: 

  • Starting salary Band 5 pay scale from £28,407 gross per annum based on experience
  • Pre OSCE salary Band 4 £25,147 per annum,
  • Enhancements for “unsocial” working hours, nights and Saturdays +30%, Sundays and Public (Bank) Holidays +60%,
  • Permanent, full time positions + overtime and additional shifts available,
  • English language exam fee IELTS or OET – reimbursed on arrival,
  • CBT exam fee (£83) – reimbursed on arrival,
  • OSCE exam fee (£794) – sponsored in advance,
  • Certificate of Sponsorship and Immigration Skills Charge (not IHS) (£3,199) – Employer’s cost,
  • Skilled Worker Visa fee for the candidate only – sponsored in advance,
  • 1 month of free accommodation (single occupancy only),
  • Inbound flight to the UK up to maximum value of £800 (including airport transfer),
  • A welcome package including the necessary items for the first few days (such as cutlery, bedding, etc.),
  • Comprehensive pastoral support,
  • 27 days of paid holidays + 8 public holidays,
  • Excellent professional development opportunities,
  • Enhanced NHS Pension scheme, excellent maternity and paternity leave packages, discounts in local shops, restaurants and more.


  • Nursing degree at post-secondary level leading to registration as a general nurse,
  • Proof of English language proficiency in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements, *
  • Proof of successfully passing the NMC Part 1 Computer Based Test (CBT) within 4-6 weeks  of  interview/offer (if not in receipt already),
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in medium sized hospital setting as a Critical Care Nurse (ITU) (academic internships not considered),
  • Currently working, but gap no longer than 6 months since last position where they have stopped work to focus on English studies

* For other information about NMC English language requirements and exemptions please click here.

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