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Band 5 Radiology Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To work according to the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines to provide a high standard of patient care using a flexible patient centred care approach.

Radiology department at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital is looking for a band 5 Radiology Nurse on a full time post to support the team in our observation area, admission of patients undergoing interventional procedures and assisting Interventional Radiologists. The successful candidate could upskill to manage airways of sedated patients undergoing certain Interventional procedures.

Post holder will work alongside with the ward sister, radiology nurses and multidisciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing, patients care and staff development, as part of the perioperative team

Provide high quality nursing care showing evidence of the specialist skills and knowledge that will enable you to deliver to patients pre, peri and post diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures.

Should be able to liaise and support the holistic multidisciplinary team led Radiology Service to ensure care is provided in a co-ordinated and collaborative manner.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide individualized holistic care to in-patient and out-patient interventional radiology patients by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating their care needs.
  • Assist in the assessment of patient's suitability to undergo specific diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Provide physical, verbal and psychological support to patients undergoing diagnostics and interventional radiology procedures.
  • To perform venepuncture and cannulation as required.
  • Provide patient handover to the nursing team and/or multidisciplinary team as required.
  • To give sedation safely to patient undergoing to a certain interventional procedure after having the course and competency.
  • The post holder is expected to participate in the on-call service (following an appropriate training)

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RN (NMC registered) / or NVQ 3 Operating department Practice pre2004 or Diploma in Higher Education Operating Department Practice post 2004
  • Current NMC registration / or Council registration for ODPs
  • Work towards relevant University accredited post basic study programmes e.g. Interventional Radiology Course

Knowledge and Experience


  • Broad knowledge and experience of clinical nursing practice within a hospital environment
  • Interest in the clinical area


  • Experience of taking charge
  • Experience of teaching

Skills and Abilities


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and MDT
  • Computer skills
  • Competence in calculations for safe administration of medicines / fluids
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Clinical decision making
  • Teaching and supervisory skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Act in a professional manner
  • A good team player
  • Recognition of own limitation
  • Self motivated


  • Demonstrate competence and clinical skills relevant to the clinical area

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Marlborough Street



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