Current Vacancies

Registered Nurses/ Operating Department Practitioners

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Cardiology - Cath Lab
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full and part time available
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£22,128 - 28,746 per annum, pro rata
17/06/2018 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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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.

Full and part time vacancies available, flexible 12 or 9 hours shifts

Opening Date for Applications: 11th May 2018

Closing Date for Applications: 17th June 2018


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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

David Ashman - Cath Lab Manager

email :

tel : 01603 286232

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 287578