Staff Nurse - Interventional Radiology

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Interventional Radiology department based at UHW Cardiff is a leading centre within not only within Wales, but the U.K, and at the forefront of several exciting service developments.

Here is an opportunity to become involved in this specialised field of nursing that is different , challenging , yet also extremely satisfying .

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the nursing team, based in Radiology, UHW Cardiff. The post holder will be accountable for the provision of specialist nursing care for patients undergoing diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures.

To include pre-assessment, interventional assistant, circulating nurse, administration of conscious sedation and recovery nurse for both planned & emergency radiology procedures. Multidisciplinary working is paramount. We offer an excellent learning and development opportunity for all staff with our comprehensive in-house training programme.

Working hours 37.5hrs over 4 days of 0800-1800. 30 mins unpaid lunch. The post holder will be expected to be lead nurse in a 24-hour on call service, essential to the status of the UHB as a major trauma centre. The post holder will be governed by radiation protection policies and required to wear radiation protection clothing for long periods of time whilst in the IR theatres. An informal visit is highly recommended to familiarise yourself with this clothing and other aspects of this unique role.

The requirement to adapt to a pressurized environment characterized by frequent variation of work load and emergency situations is paramount, as is the ability to lead in these situations.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is\Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Nursing Experience


  • Acute Nursing Experience
  • Recent NHS Experience
  • Experience of Supervision of Junior Staff
  • Able to assess interpret and action complex patient conditions
  • Competent in day to day shift/team management


  • Interventional Radiology Experience



  • Registered Nurse


  • Immediate Life Support
  • Mentorship



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Teaching skills
  • Able to use initiative
  • Able to manage complex situations


  • Urinary Catheterisation
  • Infusion pump competent
  • Evidence of team leadership

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to get on site within 30 mins when on call

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