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Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner/Radiology Paramedic

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
**Incentives available: 3000 welcome bonus (pro rata for part time). Conditions apply**

The Norfolk Centre for Interventional Radiology (NCIR) team are looking for Nurses, Operating Department Practitioners or Paramedics to join our team to develop & progress your career.

We have an exciting opportunity to become part of a unique team in a highly patient-focused role to collaborate with colleagues on shaping & developing patient service to put us at the cutting edge of IR developments as we grow as a team.

NCIR aims to recruit, nurture & develop talent through our in-house specialist training programmes with super nummary status for six weeks. Previous Interventional or scrub experience is not required as you will have a robust program of induction, supporting your continuous professional development.

We value life-work balance & support flexible working. We are a friendly team, our aim is to continue providing high level of patient satisfaction, which can be attributed to the level of care provided to patients whilst in our care. We champion feedback & challenge, hence why our passion to support the delivery of a high quality, safe & compassionate healthcare service & to consistently demonstrate the NNUH's PRIDE values.

We operate seven days a week from 7:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday, with On-call commitments every day 18:30-07:30am including weekends.

You are required to be within 30 minutes of the NNUH when On-call. Full time & part time hours available

Main duties of the job

NCIR comprises of a 16-bed recovery multidisciplinary service for elective patients, inpatients, and emergencies, with four theatres that aims to provide minimally invasive procedures using advanced radiological image guidance (x-rays, ultrasound, and CT). As part of our team, you will work alongside Nurses, ODP's, Paramedics, Radiographers, Radiologist and Radiology Support Workers, along with theatre teams from Vascular to Obstetrics.

The NCIR is committed to provide every patient with a high standard of safe patient care. This role involves a combination of working within both a recovery setting and a theatre environment.

Recovery- You will be providing individualised patient care peri and post procedures. You will be managing patient admission to the area, undertaking our safety check lists prior to their interventional procedure, giving premedication, assessing fitness for procedure and escalating to Radiologist, when necessary. Post procedural you will be caring for the patient assessing their NEWS2, pain score and reviewing surgical sites before escorting patients to the ward or discharging home.

Theatre- You will be assisting the Radiologist by surgically scrubbing alongside them or supporting the patient throughout the procedure by observing their NEWS2, assessing pain and administering medication such as analgesia or conscious sedation.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC / Health & Care Council Professions Code of Conduct and work within limits of competence.
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate pre-, peri- and post-procedure care to Radiology patients and to liaise with other disciplines and departments over that care.
  • Maintain a high standard of patient care by acting as a professional role model to others.
  • To adhere to the statutory and mandatory regulations of the radiation protection policies.
  • Implement effective assessment and delegation of workload to more junior members of staff.
  • Carry out assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care.
  • Maintain accurate records of all care given.
  • Update patient administration systems e.g. PAS to ensure real time data collection and confidentiality.
  • To effectively use information technology for the benefit of patient care in accordance with the Trusts Cyber Code of Conduct. Systems will include Soliton.
  • To maintain confidentiality of information (written, verbal, electronic), whilst being aware of the Freedom for Information Act.
  • To develop the necessary skills to be independent with Cannulation and Venepuncture.
  • To develop the necessary skills to be competent in intravenous medication administration e.g. Conscious Sedation.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives, medical and nursing personnel, all supporting services, appropriate hospital departments and wards.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register, ODP or Paramedic on the Health & Care Professions Council register


  • Mentorship preparation programme (or required to complete once in post) if applicable to clinical area
  • Post registration qualification relevant to the clinical area
  • Working towards a health related degree



  • Recent experience of nursing in an acute hospital environment

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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