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Band 5 Radiology Nurse

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/ pro-rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting role in our cutting edge Interventional Radiology Department here at the Churchill hospital. We are a small team of friendly nurses.

We are looking for a bright intelligent committed nurse, to assist in the running of our Clinical Services full time. The role of Staff Nurse will be to be a clinical nurse working with and in our interventional suit to ensure the patients have good and timely care. The area is busy with two interventional rooms and a day unit and is open 8-5 Monday to Friday with on call covering evenings and weekends. We have a number of procedures which we assist the doctors with in our rooms. The focus of this role is to work clinically with the team and to ensure the day to day running of the rooms is done well, and the patients in the day unit are admitted cared for and discharged in a supportive environment.

Main duties of the job

To admit and prepare patients for treatment in our day unit and to care for them post procedure and discharge them safely home.

To act as scrub nurse in our interventional rooms helping the doctors during the procedures.

To act as circulating nurse and monitoring the patient during the procedures and supplying the scrub nurse with all needed equipment.

You will be trained to administer conscious sedation to our patients.

You will be trained by our senior staff nurses in this very exciting and dynamic work area.

About us

Welcome to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

It is very important to us that you feel welcome and valued. Whether you are working directly with patients or not, you are all helping the trust to provide safe, high quality patient care, and that is the vital part of all our work.

You will find out more about the Trust during this induction day. This is an important part of your getting to know the Trust, but it is equally important for us to get to know you and share our values with you.

It is also important to us that you have the opportunity to develop your career at Oxford University Hospitals and that you want to stay with us. There are many services in place to help you do this from in house training to making use of the workplace nursery.

We are pleased to welcome you as a member of our workforce for one of the fastest growing, friendly and supportive Trusts in the UK. Your appointment to our Trust will be a great investment in our mission to deliver excellence and quality care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Purpose of the post:
  • To work with members of the multidisciplinary team in Radiology to provide a safe and supportive environment for patients.
  • To work in the day unit admitting patient repairing them for procedures, recovering patient post procedure and discharging them home with the correct information.
  • To support the patient and following training assist the clinician with any procedures necessary for the examination, investigation and treatment of patients.
  • To assist with the smooth running of the interventional suite lists.
  • To monitor patients who have had sedation and liaise with the ward staff to arrange a bed if required.
  • Following training to give conscious sedation to patients during procedures.
  • To act as a contact point for patients who have been seen in the department, giving information and advice on pre and post procedure care.
  • To act as a contact point for other departmental health care professionals and support staff, giving appropriate nursing support where required.
  • To be aware of and implement hospital and national guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure information is conveyed to the patient and family in a timely and understandable manner.
  • To assist with the safe storage and daily checking of all drugs and interventional equipment within the Radiology department.
  • Provide support to all staff including the Interventional Radiology Sister and Matron as required.
  • Assist with the recruitment & retention of support staff.
  • Acting as an effective role model for all nursing and support staff.
  • Ensure you are aware of your roles and responsibilities, and individual accountabilities for patient care.
  • Utilise professional knowledge to assess, plan, evaluate and implement care interventions for patients. Providing advice to junior members of staff on nursing issues.
  • To work closely with the Radiology Sister and nursing staff within the department, adhering to trust policies, and to participate in the audit of clinical care.

Clinical Practice

This job description outlines the core requirements expected of a Band 5 nurse and is aligned to the Trusts clinical nurse career ladder. The clinical ladder outlines the minimum requirements for progression against each of the nursing levels. The list below is not exhaustive and specific requirements related to any specialist area of practice will be outlined with the prospective post holder. These requirements will be included as an addition to these generic descriptors as role specific prior to employment together with the clinical skills ladder as a point of reference for development and progression.

Patient Care
  • Demonstrate and promote a patient and family centred style of clinical practice.
  • Be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care from admission to discharge.
  • Accurately document and report to other members of the nursing team, multi-disciplinary team and family/carers regarding the care given to patients, and communicating changes as they occur.
  • Respond to emergency situations with composure, maintaining patient safety and seeking immediate support, and supporting the patient, family/carers and other staff as required
  • Identify and discuss patient needs with the team/staff, patients, carers and the multi-disciplinary team. Be able to plan own workload.
  • Demonstrate a problem solving approach to effectively execute planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised plans of care based on a person centred model of care.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.
  • Maintain patient dignity and confidentiality at all times.

Professional Practice
  • Ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed best practice.
  • Develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide person centred, evidence based nursing care.
  • With supervision and assistance, take on increased responsibility (for example being a named nurse), recognising own limitations and seeking help appropriately.
  • Set and maintain standards of practice, conduct and decision making commensurate with The Code (NMC 2015).
  • Be competent in the use of all relevant Trust information technology (IT) systems including the use of electronic patient records (EPR), email and associated professional media ensuring that data is entered in an accurate and timely fashion, in accordance with Trust policy and procedure.
  • Engage in and promote a paper light approach to information management.
  • Maintain use of email and other modes of communication in order to keep abreast of information disseminated across the Trust.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of accountability, responsibility and duty of care. Work towards the provision of support and education for less experienced and non-registered staff on the implications for practice.

Leadership and Management
  • Ensure compliance with the Health and Social Care Act regulations 2010 by adhering to the Care Quality Commission standards at all times raising concerns to the Sister/charge Nurse or an appropriate senior person, (CQC 2010 Guidance about compliance: Summary of regulations, outcomes and judgement framework).
  • Contribute towards quality and improvement initiatives being undertaken in the department, as directed by Ward Manager or deputies.
  • Ensure the appropriate management of clinical and general waste.
  • Ensure staffing resources are used appropriately when prescribing and implementing care and treatments.
  • Report near misses and untoward incidents, complaints, clinical emergencies, injury or medicine administration errors as detailed in departmental and Trust protocols and procedures, assist the Sister / Charge Nurse in investigating incidents as required. Be proactive in seeking a response to the issues raised in order to disseminate the actions identified and provide own account of events if asked to support an investigation.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and compliance with Health and Safety Regulations that apply to staff and patients. To escalate concerns to senior staff in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Be familiar with the Oxford Model of Exemplary Nursing and Midwifery Practice and ensure that all key performance indicators are me as agreed.
  • Maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction immediate line manager.
  • Discuss personal and professional development needs during an annual appraisal, developing, agreeing and documenting action points in the electronic recording and personal development plan.
  • Ensure that a smart, professional image that enhances the public perception of the Trust and the professionalism of its staff is portrayed.

(See JD for full details)

Person Specification



  • RN
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Teaching qualification



  • Experience in the nursing management of medical and surgical patients.
  • Evidence of personal development motivation and supportiveness
  • Able to undertake the higher level clinical skills required for the specialist area



  • 1 st Level or 2nd level registration
  • Minimum 1 year post registration
  • Evidence of understanding and insight into current nursing and NHS issues
  • Experience in mentoring
  • Experience in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care



  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, written and verbal.
  • Good team worker.
  • Responsive to change
  • Mentoring/ teaching skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



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