As a cardiology nurse at Royal Papworth Hospital, you can be confident that you can provide outstanding care to your patients every day, with nursing staffing ratios of 1:6 and a friendly ward team who will support you as you settle into your new role.

In addition to rewarding work and a friendly team, you’ll also be working in a great environment. Our new, purpose-built hospital is light, clean and spacious, and our cardiology wards have incredible views over the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

Who do we help and support?

Our cardiology ward is home to patients who require investigations and/or treatment for acute coronary syndrome, valve disease and electrophysiology. 

On our coronary care unit, which cares for patients on a 1:2 staffing ratio, we look after people who require a higher level of care. These patients may require inotropic support, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). 

One of our main group of patients is via the primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) pathway for emergency heart attacks, who come straight to Royal Papworth Hospital without needing to be taken to a district hospital first. 

You will also be able to care for patients undergoing innovative procedures, such as a TAVI or a pulsed field ablation, with a team who are committed to looking for new ways to improve patient care. 

Our values

The opportunities within cardiology to develop professionally and personally are excellent. The team is like a family.
Cardiology nurse

What you will do

Our cardiology nurses look after a wide variety of patients who have undergone diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures. We care for patients with complex cardiology needs including those who need coronary care.

As a cardiology nurse at Royal Papworth Hospital, you would care for a variety of patients, from those coming in for a planned procedure to those who have been brought in by ambulance after suffering a heart attack or an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. 

You can also be involved in caring for patients undergoing exciting, new, pioneering procedures, such as pulsed field ablation and laser atherectomy.

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Training and education

If you have experience of working on a cardiology ward, that’s great, but it’s not necessary. If you have an interest in cardiology and are passionate about excellent care and innovation, we’d like to hear from you. 

All of our new recruits, with or without experience in cardiology, will upon starting receive a supernumerary period where you will work alongside another registered nurse (or nursing associate, if you too are a NA) to learn the role, routines and procedures. 

We have dedicated cardiology CPD nurses as part of our education team who will work alongside the ward-based nurses to support individual learning requirements, ensuring you remain supported. 

We have an excellent preceptorship course that all new registered nursing staff can attend.

We also have various in-house team days and study days, for example our coronary care study day where we teach IABP and CPAP.. We support staff obtaining post graduate certificates in the relevant and appropriate specialities.

View our nursing apprenticeship opportunities. 

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Benefits and rewards

Find out more about the benefits we provide, from 50% off delicious food and drink in our restaurant to enhanced annual leave, a gold-standard pension and free tea, coffee and milk. 

You can also access a wide range of discounts and get free tickets to music gigs, comedy tours and sporting events.

Our staff benefits

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Why work in our cardiology ward?

Cardiology is a fast paced and high acuity place of work, filled with highly skilled nurses looking after patients requiring acute cardiac care in a ward with healthy staffing ratios. 

We have an excellent friendly team who work well together and support each other to achieve the best for the patients and staff.

There is the opportunity for career progression into different roles within the speciality that suit your skills and personal areas of interest. We also offer a cardiology rotation between the ward and the catheter laboratories where we perform procedures.

I cannot thank the nursing staff here enough - they have been paramount to my treatment and recovery. Their kindness, professionalism and humour got me through a period in my life which I wasn't expecting.
Cardiology patient

Staff case studies

Jade Mitchell, Registered Nurse 

After leaving school, I wanted to train to be a nurse. For one reason or another, I instead worked in law for 12 years before deciding to pursue my desire. I started as a healthcare support worker (HCSW) in a district general hospital.

I then researched nurse apprenticeships and successfully applied to a programme at Royal Papworth Hospital within cardiology, working as a HCSW and studying at university. 

Despite having exposure to different specialties throughout my training, cardiology was the place for me. It is varied and fast paced; the variety of the patients makes it interesting and I feel like there is always something new to learn.

The team have supported me throughout my training and continue to share their knowledge and skills with me. I love coming to work every day and taking care of my patients whilst working alongside an amazing team.

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Get in touch or apply

If you have any questions about our cardiology nursing roles, please feel free to get in touch with our nursing recruitment team who will be happy to help or register your interest

Or you can start your application now.