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Radiology Nurse Band 5

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Radiology Nurse to work within a dedicated team at Worthing & Southlands Hospitals which is part of the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

Worthing & Southlands Radiology Nurses take responsibility for the clinical nursing care of patients attending the radiology department. We provide a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic image guided services that require hands on nursing care from our team. Radiology Nurses are also play a pivotal part in Interventional Radiology or IR, which is a form of image guided surgery that uses imaging techniques to guide equipment to parts of the body that surgeons couldn't normally reach without an open operation.

Main duties of the job

The Radiology Nurse's key role is to act as a role model and ensure effective staff supervision with clinical practice, working with staff and patients in an advisory, teaching and support capacity and maintaining professional competence, authority and credibility.

They also must be able to work collaboratively with clinical experts including Radiology Consultants, Nursing staff and Clinical Teams in the development of expert, personal centred practice.

To ensure we continue to remain effective and efficient, the Radiology Nurse will help to develop protocols and guidelines and work closely with our appointment teams to ensure the smooth operational running of the interventional radiology (IR) department.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We would welcome applicants from Endoscopy, Theatre, Cardiac, ITU and those with experience in working within the teams on the ward.

This role involves the site specific responsibility for ensuring effective and efficient nursing within the Radiology Department including Interventional Radiology. For further information, please read the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Registration and Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse educated to degree level
  • Evidence of professional development since qualification
  • Substantial Post Registration Experience


  • NVQ Assessor
  • ILS/ALS Trained
  • Extensive post registration experience
  • Venepuncture Cannulation
  • IV Drug Adminstrator

People Management & Skills


  • Ability to participate and implement the development of nursing practice


  • Substantial experience in the speciality of Radiology, Endoscopy, Critical Care or other complimentary nursing profession.
  • 1:1 mentoring
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Previous experience working in Radiology Department/Interventional

Specific Requirements for the role


  • Knowledge of NatSSIPs and LocSSIPs

Equality and Diversity


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital and Southlands Hospital

Lyndhurst Road


BN11 2DH

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