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Interventional Radiology Scrub Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Scrub Sister/Charge Nurse in our purpose built Interventional Radiology Day Unit.

Do you work to our Trust values of putting patients first, working together and always improving? Are you motivated to give excellent patient care? Do you want to make a difference and improve the patient experience? Do you want variety in your place of work?

This is a great opportunity for individuals who enjoy the fast paced environment of a day surgical unit and the acute care of post anaesthetic patients. This role will allow you to work in a diverse area, specialising in a wide range of minimally invasive image guided procedures ranging from acute to highly complex, with great professional development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What youll doa) As a deputy to be responsible for coordinating the daily management of nursing activities within Radiology departments including pre-assessment of patients undergoing radiological rapid recovery/day case/inpatient interventions.b) To act as a role model, demonstrate clinical expertise and ensure high standards of care are maintained and nursing resources are allocated and utilised effectively.c) To encourage effective working relationships and the development of a cohesive team within the clinical speciality.d) To take active participation in the management of theatre sessions, care of patients pre, peri, post complex procedures and co-ordination/care of acute patients visiting other areas of the Department for imaging procedures.

What were looking forWe are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, and ambitious individuals who have good initiative, great communication, enjoy change and delivering new ideas as well as delivering exemplary care in a day unit/recovery setting.

As a member of the team, we will provide you with training opportunities to develop skills in history taking and physical assessment, taking an active role in seeing, treating, and discharging patients and communicating with members of the wider MDT.

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications / training required


  • 1st level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • A speciality qualification
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice. Provide evidence of: Supporting a range of learners in practice Supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Cannulation and IV drug administration qualification & experience
  • Operating Theatre experience
  • Recovery skills


  • Radiology specialism qualification
  • Intermediate Life Support training
  • Informed consent training
  • Counselling skills

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Extensive experience at Band 5/equivalent in the speciality
  • Ward management experience
  • Mentorship experience
  • Experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Extensive proven Teaching and Assessing skills
  • Some insight into budget management


  • Appraisal skills
  • Experience in handling adverse events and complaints
  • Possession of a relevant mentorship qualification
  • Experience as an NMC sign off mentor or clinical practice assessor

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Basic IT skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to delegate and demonstrate leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate and be a team player


  • Pain control

Special requirements of the post


  • Ability to demonstrate clinical decision making and judgement
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical decision making and judgement
  • Commitment to continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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