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Interventional Radiology Nurse Non vascular

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder assists in the assessment of care needs, helping to develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.

The focus of the Radiology Nurse is to oversee and assist any patient undergoing a procedure in the Radiology Department (Excludes Vascular Procedures).

They provide an integral link with the patient's journey and experience which can take them from the nurse led positive assessment throughto procedure, post procedure as Nurse led discharge .

They are also required to mentor, train and supervise Band 5 Nurse and Health Care assistants as well as any student Nurses / Radiographers

Main duties of the job

To comply at all times with any regulations issued by the Trust, especially those governing Health and Safety at work and to ensure that any defects which may affect safety at work are brought to the attention of the appropriate manager.

It is the responsibility of all staff to minimise the Trust's environmental impact by recycling wherever possible, switching off lights, computers, monitors and equipment when not in use, minimising water usage and reporting faults promptly.

This job description reflects the present requirements and objectives of the post. As the duties of the post change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and will be subject to amendment, in consultation with the post holder.

Disclose any additional work you undertake or are planning to undertake for another employer.

To accurately input details on to the Radiology management system to update patient details, record information post procedure and scan all documents on system.

Assist with the maintenance and monitoring of stocks and materials within the clinical areas, ensuring that adequate stock levels maintained, to include drugs

Ensure that infection control policy followed

Inform Nurse in Charge / Imaging Operations Manager of any matters affecting professional standards of patient care

Assist in the checking and administration of Controlled and other Drugs within the clinical environment

Responsibility for health promotion within the department and student placement

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To arrange imaging appointments as required, liaising with wards, theatres, staff and patients dispensing any necessary preparation and instructions

To be professionally accountable for all aspects of own work including the management own workload

To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice, maintain and develop personal portfolio

Responsibility to maintain IRMER regulations and be aware of radiation protection about staff and patients

Participate in the development of professional practice within the Imaging Department

Participate in the training and education programme for all departmental staff

Be able to demonstrate and supervise nursing procedures to qualified and unqualified staff

To attend and actively participate to regular staff meetings

Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all members of the multi-disciplinary team

To participate in the Trust appraisal system and maintain a personal development plan

To be involved in audit and clinical governance processes within the department

Participate in the achievement of departmental objective

Be aware of and adhere to Trust and local policies and procedures ensure that they complied with at all times.

Relevant documentation issued by statutory bodies be adhered to.

Participate in the utilisation of research and development

Person Specification



  • Demonstrate willingness to learn new skills
  • Awareness of infection control and Health & Safety
  • Maintain professional and educational development
  • Awareness of IT system and ( Pims, medchart, Nerve centre, Extramed,,ICE, CRIS)
  • Awareness of RCN Radiology Nursing Guidelines


  • Uses skills in delivery of nursing care for patients undergoing interventional radiological procedures
  • Knowledge and application of RCN Radiology Nursing Guidelines



  • Awareness of Theatre practices / experience
  • Awareness of theatre skills ( scrubs/circulating/ sedation/ recovery)
  • Specific post op skills


  • Worked in Theatres
  • Specific roles as scrub/ circulating/recovery



  • Diploma or degree RGN Level 1
  • NMC Registered


  • Mentorship course
  • Revalidation



  • Undertakes a range of nursing procedures competently without supervision.
  • Provides good level of patient care and has ability to assess clinical information and adjust care to suit patient condition
  • Work Independently and as part of team
  • Good organisational skills and team work


  • Has attended radiation protection training/ Aware of radiation protection training
  • Worked in IR theatre

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

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bedford hospital South Wing

Kempston Road


MK42 9DJ

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