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Staff Nurse Interventional Radiology Band 6

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a nurse to join our growing Interventional Radiology team at an exciting time of investment and development in Interventional services.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of Nurses, Operating Department Practitioners, Support Staff, Radiographers and Consultant Radiologists to deliver high standards of care within the imaging modalities of Interventional Radiology, Fluoroscopy, CT and MRI. The varied nature of this specialty means there is always something new and interesting to learn.

If you are curious to know more about these Nursing roles in Interventional Radiology we welcome informal enquiries, so please contact the Interventional Radiology team via Tammy Donovan Interventional Radiology Manager 01905763333 ext 39353 Or the Interventional Radiology room

Main duties of the job

This is an opportunity for Registered Nurses to develop their career and skills within the imaging speciality to deliver the highest standards of care during specialist diagnostic investigations, interventional procedures and therapeutic interventions. The post consists of a variety of roles including working as a scrub assistant for sterile interventional procedures, circulating duties for recording patients observations, IV drug administration and managing patient care pre and post stages of treatment. Management of the IR team and running of the rooms day to day duties, ensuring the Patient lists run smoothly and assisting the band 7 IR manager, where appropriate.

Previous radiology or other relevant experience is essential.

The service will expand to provide emergency services out of hours and successful applicants will be required to participate in the on call service following completion of a competency based training package. We also cover cross site working this means supporting the Alexandra Hospital and so successful applicants will need to be flexible with covering both sites.

Interested applicants are advised that they should carefully read the job description and consider making an appointment for an informal visit to the department to fully appreciate the job and requirements prior to applying.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Title: Sister/Charge Nurse

Grade: Band 6

Location: Interventional Radiology

Professionally Accountable: Matron

Reports to: Senior Nurse/Radiology Unit Manager


To be responsible, with the support of the manager, for the day to day, smooth running of the Interventional room/s.

The post holder will work initially within the radiology department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. It is anticipated that the service will extend to include travel by the post holder to other sites including the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch on a rotational basis to meet the requirements of the service. The post holder will also be expected to support a 24/7 service when this is developed.

The post holder will ensure the provision of effective, efficient and appropriate high quality patient care within the Interventional Radiology Department, act as patient advocate throughout the Interventional Radiology process and promote evidence based practice and act as an accountable role model and clinical expert. The post holder will work closely with multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining excellent clinical standards of nursing practice and staff development. As this is a new role, training and support will be an important part of the role.

  • Professional/Clinical Leadership

  • Where applicable, the post holder will take charge of the team/ward/department on a regular basis.

    The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant and specialised forms of care without direct supervision and is required to demonstrate procedures, supervise registered and/or unregistered staff and student nurses whilst maintaining a safe working environment.

    The post holder will be flexible in the approach to the clinical area and provide cover for interventional radiology lists at all sites.

    Implement a nursing plan for an assigned group of patients, indicating assessment and re-assessment formulated for individual care plans.

    The post holder, following training will be expected to be confident in assessing all patients for any invasive radiological procedure being able to plan each patients care, safely monitor throughout, sedate as required, recover and discharge the patient. Assist as required with a wide range of invasive procedures including abdominal and aortic stenting, arterial intervention and percutaneous work.

    Many patients are acutely unwell requiring emergency procedures so the post holder must be confident in managing these patients while their condition is unstable in the isolated environment of Radiology with support from the Consultant Radiologist

    The post holder will be required to report and document relevant information, using their initiative and communication skills to liaise with the Radiology team and other professionals. They must be confident and competent to react to any concerns or circumstances immediately.

    The post holder will be expected to scrub alongside the Consultant Radiologist in the theatre environment for interventional radiological procedures. Being able to assist the Consultants and communicate any concerns or issues during complex procedures.

    The post holder will be able to monitor the sedated patient and give IV medication as prescribed by the Consultant Radiologist within the scope of the radiology sedation policy. Recognise changes in the patients observations and act accordingly.

    Ensure that nursing documentation is maintained to NMC standards (including electronic records).

    Ensure the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of patients/clients, relatives and colleagues are respected at all times

    The post holder will participate in a 24/7 on call rota for emergency procedures, once established.

    The post holder is expected to be able to use their initiative while in this busy environment and be prepared to continually improve their practice, assisting with the introduction and implementation of procedures protocols and other documentation.

    The post holder will be required to wear a lead coat for long periods while in the interventional rooms.

    Provide highly specialised advice concerning care to staff, patients and relatives.
  • Staff Development

  • Develop own knowledge and skills and contribute to the development of others.

    To act as a mentor for junior staff, to participate in teaching for all learners in accordance with their objectives, working closely with the Clinical Facilitators. To provide support and clinical induction programme to the interventional room/s.

    To provide specialist advice to nurses on the vascular ward and to other external agencies.

    Maintain a wide knowledge of current practice and issues within the speciality by reading relevant journals and attending study days where appropriate. Promoting the implementation and teaching of research based practice.

    To attend mandatory training days.

    To develop appropriate patient education literature in accordance with Trust Policies.
  • Clinical Governance

  • Promote best practice in health, safety and security.

    Contribute to quality improvement.

    Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights.

    Participate in personal and departmental clinical audit.

    To ensure that nursing procedures are implemented and maintained in accordance with the policies of the Trust.
  • Management

  • To actively promote the development of evidence based practice.

    To be positive about Interventional Radiology to promote retention of staff

    To ensure that all accidents, incidents and complaints are reported and to assist in the investigation of them.

    To ensure safe and efficient staffing levels by assisting in the appropriate planning of off-duty

    Regularly take charge of the team/clinical area, utilising resources effectively

    To ensure effective mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision for staff within the interventional room/s.

    Promote effective communication with ward/departmental staff and multidisciplinary teams.

    To manage effectively the day to day running of the interventional room/s with support of the manager.

    To assist the directorate with service development.

    Develop policies guidelines and procedures in line with best practice.

    To provide clear and structured reports on activity for the directorate team.

    To liaise closely with the Radiologists and with other wards and departments as necessary.

    To provide, by example, an effective leadership function.

    Maintain accurate records at all times, ensuring appropriate reporting mechanisms are used.

    Be conversant with Trust and other policies, procedures and mechanisms in place.

    To work in accordance with government initiatives to ensure targets set are achieved.

    5. Professional

    To maintain a professional attitude at all times developing the role of the nurse in the best interest of the patient and profession in accordance with Nursing & Midwifery Council.

    To be aware of personal and professional development. To attend courses and conferences as recommended and approved by the manager.

    To be conversant and comply with the Trust policies and regulations and attend mandatory lectures as instructed.

    Participate in research projects where appropriate, report findings within a multidisciplinary framework.

    Implement research where appropriate.

    6. Personnel

    To assist in the maintenance of day to day discipline within the department.

    To inform the manager of staff failing to meet the required standard of performance, and taking appropriate action where required.

    Criminal Records Bureau - Disclosure

    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential.

    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant.

    As Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment, will be subject to a criminal record check from the Criminal Records Bureau before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The post you are applying for will require such a check.


    Except in the performance of normal duty or with the specific consent of the Trust, you must not, during your employment with the Trust, disclose or use any confidential information relating to patients, staff, visitors or Trust business. You are also required to abide by the Trusts Public Interest Disclosure Policy, copies of which can be obtained from the Personnel Department.

    The Trust fully upholds the Caldicott Report principles and you are expected within your day to day work to respect the confidentiality of patient identifiable information.

    The Trust is required to comply fully with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. You must not at any time use any personal data held by the Trust for any purpose not described in its Register entry or disclose such data to a third party. In addition, you must follow Trust rules and instructions on all issues of data protection.

    Person Specification

    Personal Qualities


    • Flexible approach to routine/non-routine work. Able to work under pressure. Ability to work in a changing environment. Ability to work within a team and independently. Ability to deliver high standard of care and prioritise work load. Enthusiastic and Self-motivated.
    • Ability to identify personal development needs. Responds well to change and innovation. Ability to motivate others.


    • Ability to identify personal development needs. Responds well to change and innovation. Ability to motivate other.



    • Competent nursing skills and experience in an acute setting. Competent in day to day shift management. Theatre/scrub experience. Knowledge of research and audit IR or equivalent experience.


    • Interventional Radiology Nursing or equivalent experience supervisory or management responsibility.

    Other Job Requirements


    • Flexibility undertake shifts as required. Awareness of self-presentation to patients and relatives. Keyboard/computer skills. Reliable


    • Willing to undertake training and self-de
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