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Interventional Radiology Nurse

Employer
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chelmsford
Salary
£28,407 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Here is an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a band 6 - Interventional radiology nurse.

You will be working as an integral part of the MSE Interventional Radiology team, based at Broomfield Hospital,you will use your existing skills to care for patients undergoing a variety of interventional procedures, whilst scrubbing, circulating, and acting as the patient nurse in our Interventional Radiology Theatre/Suite. In addition to this, you will also be expected to rotate into the day case recovery unit and offer high standards of care to our patients both pre and post procedure.

Working in an ever-changing environment will require you to use your excellent communication, time management and problem-solving skills to the full. You need to be physically fit to cope with wearing radiation protection equipment and standing for long periods of time, but this rewarding role offers the chance to participate in cutting edge surgical techniques that improve the lives and outcomes of our patients.

Applicants who do not have interventional radiology experience are also welcomed to apply, as we can support you in proving necessary training. You will be hired at band 5 until the training period and later moved to band 6 on successful completion of your training.

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require, then apply today!

Main duties of the job

Undertake all necessary training and competency assessment to develop the skills to provide a high standard of Interventional Radiology nursing care that meets the patient's needs, within the agreed policies of the Radiology Department and Trust.

Use your previous nursing knowledge and skills for the clinical observation and recording of data relating to patients across all areas serviced by the Imaging and Interventional Radiology Team, ensuring that accurate records of patient care and progress are maintained and reviewed

Make appropriate and safe decisions relating to patient needs and communicate this effectively to other members of the multi-disciplinary team caring for the patient and their family where necessary.

Communicate regularly with staff, patients and their relatives, to promote and maintain understanding, progress and co-operation with treatment.

Initiate and participate in departmental developments and take a proactive role in the implementation of procedures and policies to improve patient care.

To be competent in the administration of i.v and oral drugs used in Interventional Radiology and to undertake relevant drug administration training to comply with national and MSE Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust guidelines.

Maintain and protect the safety and confidentiality of patients and families.

To work flexibly in accordance with the changing needs of the service to include out of hours working and on call

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include

Undertake all training necessary to develop the skills to provide a high standard of Interventional Radiology nursing care that meets the patient's needs, within the agreed policies of the Radiology Department and Trust.

Use their previous nursing knowledge and skills for the clinical observation and recording of data relating to patients across all areas serviced by the Imaging and Interventional Radiology Team, ensuring that accurate records of patient care and progress are maintained and reviewed

Make appropriate and safe decisions relating to patient needs and communicate this effectively to other members of the multi-disciplinary team caring for the patient and their family where necessary.

Respect patients' dignity, wishes and beliefs, involving them in decision making and obtaining their consent either verbally or written for every intervention.

Communicate regularly with staff, patients and their relatives, to promote and maintain understanding, progress and co-operation with treatment.

Initiate and participate in departmental developments and take a proactive role in the implementation of procedures and policies to improve patient care.

To be competent in the administration of i.v and oral drugs used in Interventional Radiology and to undertake relevant drug administration training to comply with national and MSE Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust guidelines.

Once competent to participate in the delivery of all Interventional Radiology and Imaging procedures that require nursing support.

Maintain and protect the safety and confidentiality of patients and families.

Once fully trained to actively support the Senior Sister in the implementation of advanced nursing practice within the Imaging department

To work flexibly in accordance with the changing needs of the service to include out of hours working and on call

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or Diploma of Higher Education in Adult Nursing
  • Level 2 functional assessment or equivalent in English and Maths


Desirable

  • Post Registration Study


Experience

Essential

  • 2 years post registration experience in an acute hospital


Desirable

  • Interventional Radiology, Cath Lab or Endoscopy experience


Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Broomfield

Chelmsford

CM1 7ET

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