Radiology nurse

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annun
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
RGN 1st level registration, effective with the NMC.

To be able to demonstrate the ability to work autonomously to develop specialist skills utilising previous experience and continuing professional development.

The post holder will be involved in interventional procedures, as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team not only assisting the radiologist but also undertaking pre- and post-procedural duties as outlined in more detail below. Working as a single nurse, the post holder will be responsible for training (where necessary) and supervising the ATOs in their multidisciplinary (clinical/patient related) roles within the department. The post holder will advise and direct the radiographers in clinical areas and provide appropriate support for patients undergoing all types of radiological examinations, from the simple to the complex.

Main duties of the job

Please see Job description attached to vacancy for a full detailed account of the main duties of the role.

About us

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Trust (RJAH)is one of the leading orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for research and innovation.

Joining RJAH is more than just a job - we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to outstanding professional development opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities - including our recently-opened �6 million Headley Court Veterans' Orthopaedic Centre (the first unit of its kind in the UK).RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry in Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.We are based in North Shropshire, close to the border with North and Mid Wales. It is one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. It offers outstanding opportunities for anyone who enjoys an outdoor lifestyle or is looking to raise a family.

Job description

Job responsibilities

General Duties and Responsibilities1. Ensure personally that all Nursing and Midwifery Council Continuing ProfessionalDevelopment requirements are met.2. Ensure Trust policies and procedures are met in relation to personal professionalresponsibilities.3. Responsible for nursing advice to department policies and procedures. Assist withtheir development.4. Contribute to the appraisal of departmental patient information leaflets, update asappropriate following national and Trust guidelines.5. Responsible for providing advice on nursing care for the team (radiographers andother members of the department) and act as a role model and resource for othermembers of staff.6. Possess and maintain knowledge of all interventional radiological procedures ascarried out within the Trust.7. Setting up of sterile trolleys for radiological investigations. This will include scrubbingup for some procedures, particularly the more complex interventional procedures.8. Possess and increase knowledge of Anaesthetic, scrub and recovery roles as theypertain to Radiology9. Advise Radiographers and ATOs on aseptic technique and train ATOs in the settingup of trolleys and care of the patient undergoing investigation.10. Overall supervision of the ATOs.11. Responsible for assessment of clinical competence of the ATOs (Guidelines forNursing Care in Interventional Radiology, RCR 2006).12. Act as Link Nurse for Infection Control, advise all team members as to current policy.Instruct all new members of staff, including medical, on hand washing and how toaccess hospital infection control policies.13. General Nursing duties regarding patient condition, TPR, intravenous infusions anddevices, drains and patient observations whilst in the Radiology department.14. To be aware of types of radiological contrast agents and possible side effects.15. To be able to recognise the onset of a medical emergency and be able to acteffectively to limit its progress.16. Be responsible for ordering, storing, dispensing and recording of drugs includingcontrolled drugs, in accordance with Patient Group Directives, Trust and nationalpolicy. Order by verbal, written and electronic means, record electronically or writtenas appropriate. Be the controlled drugs keyholder for the department.17. To enhance patient care by ensuring effective assessment of patients needs, thisincludes making complex decisions on issues surrounding emergencies/problemsrequiring immediate action.18. Daily input and retrieve patient information appropriate to the department from thetrust information technology systems including EPR, PAS, RAD.19. To participate in auditing, supporting and implementing necessary changes andservice improvements in the department. Audit is constant and ongoing.20. Participate in research and development of unique clinical services and theirapplication to provide best practice and clinical excellence21. Act as Link Nurse between the department and the wider hospital environment,maintaining a learning environment and providing regular training as requested.22. To empathise, persuade, negotiate with and provide reassurance to patients andtheir relatives within the department, particularly those undergoing invasiveprocedures, those with spinal cord injury, tumour patients and children. This will berequired daily.23. To attend senior nurse meetings as department workload allows in order to increaseknowledge of hospital wide issues, feeding back information and instigating changesas appropriate.24. To communicate efficiently and effectively with the multidisciplinary team, otherdepartments within the Trust and outside agencies and actively participate ondecision making with some of these agencies.25. Keep the Department Manager/ Clinical Director informed of changes incircumstances that may affect the delivery of safe high quality patient care.26. Keep abreast of current and future nursing and radiological trends.27. Have knowledge of NHS and DOH policy and documentation which affects patientcare.28. Have knowledge of Health and Safety policy and its application on a daily basis. Beaware of IRMER as it applies to the nursing role in Radiology.29. Promote an environment of openness and support for all staff, patients and visitors.30. Perform any job related duties not specifically enumerated in this job descriptionwhich may be assigned by your Department Manager/Clinical Director but withinarea of accountability.

Person Specification



  • RGN/+- Diploma or Degree. Evidence of CPD
  • Evidence of ability to work autonomously



  • Demonstrable post qualification experience.
  • Orthopaedic Nursing experience.
  • Anaesthetic / Recovery experience


  • Attendance at Radiology Nurses Conference.
  • Established network of Radiology Nurse Colleagues

Knowledge and Skills


  • Must be able to demonstrate previous experience of dealing with patients and their families in an autonomous role in a clinic environment
  • The skills of counselling and empathy should be already established.
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills, particularly the ability to understand and interpret the needs of the Clinician and to be able to source equipment as appropriate.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to co-ordinate a list of patients / colleagues.
  • Ability to work without supervision from own profession.
  • Ability to make accurate and concise written and verbal reports.
  • Up to date knowledge of professional issues.
  • Ability to participate in and apply current research.
  • Effective IT skills.



  • Motivated, flexible to meet the needs of the service.
  • Confident, supportive, team player.
  • Must be aware of limits of own knowledge / accountability and have the confidence to seek guidance when appropriate
  • Works well under pressure meets deadlines.
  • To exemplify the Trust Values: Friendly - patients, colleagues, public are always put at ease and made welcome Excellence - ensure the care we deliver has great outcomes for patients Caring - put the patient first and be considerate of their needs Professional - apply high professional standards to your role Respect - for patients and each other


  • A catalyst for change

Employer details

Employer name

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


rjah orthopedic hospital

twmpath lane


SY10 7AG

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