Video interviews for experienced Surgical nurses – Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RPH)

Video interviews for experienced Surgical 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 hospital became the first hospital Trust in the country to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating in all five domains assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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.

RPH offers:

  • Salary Band 5 pay scale from £24,907 – £30-615 gross per annum. Click here to download Staff Nurse Job Description – Band 5 (pdf).
  • Enhancements for “unsocial” working hours, nights and Saturdays +30%, Sundays and Public (Bank) Holidays +60%.
  • Mixed shift pattern days, nights and weekends, 37.5h per week, 3 x 12.5h shifts.
  • Permanent, full time positions + overtime and additional shifts available.
  • IELTS fee (£220) to be reimbursed on arrival against original receipts.
  • NMC Qualification evaluation fee (£140).
  • CBT exam fee (£83) – one assessment only.
  • OSCE exam fee (£794) – one assessment only.
  • Visa fee – sponsored in advance.
  • Inbound flight to the UK of max. value of £800.
  • “Welcome payment” (£1,100) (subject to tax and national insurance) added to the first salary.
  • 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.

All successful candidates will be provided with a comprehensive OSCE training, NHS induction programme and a mentor. Candidates will be offered Band 4 salary of £21,892 gross per annum for the pre-registration period.


  • Nursing degree at post-secondary level leading to registration as a general nurse (minimum 3 years in length, containing minimum of 500 hours of clinical practice).
  • 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) or have an exam booked before middle of January.
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in acute hospital or community setting as a Registered Nurse (academic internships not considered).

Please note that we will be unable to process your application unless you hold a valid IELTS/OET certificate.

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