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Radiology Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Radiology
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
318-22-R8940-B
Site
Trustwide
Town
Gloucester, Cheltenham
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

 

Job overview

Do you enjoy learning new clinical skills in a positive, fast paced environment? Our team is focused upon professional development and career progression.  We thrive in using person centred approaches to care and are looking for enthusiastic and patient focused nurses to join the team.  Radiology nursing is a rapidly growing specialty and this is an opportunity for you to use your nursing skills in a positive, supportive way, caring for patients before and after their procedures and assisting with interventional imaging across acute and outpatient pathways.

We welcome applications from all nurses, including Newly Registered Nurses, although previous experience in interventional radiology, endoscopy, or theatre is advantageous. Training will be given to successful applicants by our in-house Radiology Clinical Nurse Educator, ensuring that you get a robust induction and supernumerary period, and feel supported to gain knowledge and clinical experience of Radiology Nursing.

The work hours varies, and offer a more sociable life-work balance.  Shifts are rostered between Mon-Fri 08.00-20.00 and Sat-Sun 9.00-17.00.  An on-call roster is also staffed to ensure patient care delivery out-of-hours. The on-call duties are rostered 7 days/week from 20.00 until 00.00 hrs. We are proud to be working to a rolling shift pattern which gives staff certainty and predictability around the expectation of full filling 4 shifts / month as on-call Radiology staff nurse.

Main duties of the job

Radiology Nurses are passion advocates for patients and their safety, champion the trust values and have the desire to work within a dynamic and inspiring team.

You will work in a diverse and engaging environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team of consultant radiologists, radiographers, nurses and support staff to deliver safe, effective and efficient care to all patients attending the radiology department.

Radiology Nursing is exciting- it’s varied and no day is the same. 

It could involve:

Acting as a scrub and circulating nurse during different interventional radiology procedures

Supporting patients during admission and post procedure care, providing safe discharges for patients

 Providing clinical nursing experience across other image guided procedures, including CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy

Working in a supportive and transformative team, with other Radiology Nurses, Radiology Care Assistants, Radiographers, Sonographers and Radiologists.

Leading the development and aspirations of a large team of Radiology Care Assistants, giving you opportunity to develop your leaderships skills.

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

We are here to help you to develop, achieve professional progression and to enjoy your chosen career. We achieve this through focus on support, education and role progression.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a detailed summary of the role please refer to the attached Job Description.

We like to encourage you to make a scheduled visit to the department to see for yourself the unique and exciting role of a Radiology Nurse. We are proud of our career choice and would like to share our job satisfaction with you.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Willingness to undertake Intermediate Life Support
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in interventional radiology, endoscopy or theatre nursing

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Competent in cannulation (training will be provided if not currently competent) and manual dexterity in using intricate equipment
  • Interest/experience in Radiology Nursing and ability to provide nursing care to meet the needs identified from patient assessment.

Knowledge / Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to prioritise own workload to ensure staff are developed, and evidenced effective interpersonal/communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative and prioritise workload, and evidenced ability to work well as a team
  • Competent in IV drug administration skills (training will be provided if currently not competent)
  • Physical fitness levels to endure prolonged periods in interventional radiology, wearing personal protective equipment + transfers of patients daily
Desirable criteria
  • IT proficiency

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Maria Lundgren
Job title
senior sister
Email address
maria.lundgren@nhs.net
Telephone number
03004225152