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Radiology Nurse - Band 5/6

NHS
Chelmsford
£21,909 - £28,462 /Year
Full-Time

Job Description

Mid Essex Hospitals Trust is a District General Hospital in the East of England providing acute services to the people of the Mid Essex region and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering excellence in health care.

At our best we are a kind, professional, positive, team and these are reflected in the Trust's values and behaviours. The Trust believes in investing in our staff and helping them to uphold our values to the highest standard.

Employing over 4,000 people with vast amount of experience, skill and expertise, employee performance is something we pride ourselves on and we are always looking to welcome new individuals to our dynamic and caring staff community.

Situated in the heart of Essex, Broomfield Hospital is conveniently located in the City of Chelmsford, Essex just 35 minutes train journey to London Liverpool Street and 30 minutes to London Stansted Airport. Chelmsford offers vibrant options for shopping and leisure activities as well as a variety of family friendly attractions. Essex boasts unrivaled countryside, wonderful surrounding parks and landscapes as well as a vast coasltline.


Radiology Nurse Band 5/6 dependent on experience

The Radiology Department at Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust in Chelmsford is looking for hardworking, motivated and proactive nurses to join their established team of Radiology nurses. You will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary Interventional Radiology team, working closely with the Interventional Radiology consultants, radiography and nursing team, assisting with a wide range of specialised radiology procedures and providing high standards of individualised care to our patients.

This is an exciting time to join the team, whether it is to work in the Radiology environment for the first time, or to further your skills and experience in this unique specialty.

The case mix is varied and interesting, with the potential for many new service developments, meaning there is always an opportunity to learn new skills and progress your personal development.

A building programme has just commenced in the Radiology Department to install new fluoroscopy/ angiography equipment and redesign of the nursing and recovery area. This is due to open in November 2016. We also have a hybrid Vascular / Interventional Theatre situated within the main theatre complex.

You will be actively involved in the varied work of this dynamic and innovative department. This will be a hands-on nursing role, supporting a wide range of imaging and interventional procedures, including angiography, aortic stent grafting, ERCP, Cryoablation, RFA, Sclerotherapy and other imaging guided procedures (renal / biliary / gastro-intestinal). The role will entail scrubbing to assist in complex procedures, circulating and providing pre-operative, intra-operative and post procedure recovery care.

The Department is committed to supporting staff members in their professional development, and staff are encouraged to pursue training opportunities both within and external to the Trust

Although previous Radiology, theatre or Endoscopy nursing experience would be beneficial, full training will be given to the successful applicant.

Participation in weekend and on call cover will be required.

Informal visits are welcomed and encouraged.

If you are interested in this role and would like to discuss informally, please contact :

Debbie Rickman, Acting Lead Interventional Radiographer : ( Email address removed ) /  ( Phone number removed ) 

Julie Ramsey, Radiology Nurse: ( Email address removed ) /  ( Phone number removed ) .

Jane Renals, Imaging Services Manager: ( Email address removed ) /  ( Phone number removed ) 




All correspondence including shortlisting notification and invitation to interview is to be completed online via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you provide email addresses of your current and previous employer referees.

MEHT contracts are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period.

All Registered Nurse/Midwife/Theatre Practitioner or ODP you will be required to take a Drug Calculation Test. (please note 100% pass mark required)

All HCA/HCSW/MCA will be required to take a Literacy and Numeracy test (80% pass required) as part of the pre employment process.

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to existing NHS at Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and as all communication will be done online, please give e-mail addresses for referees.

Please note that the Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is also a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®. Please be advised that if the post you are applying for requires any level of Professional Qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to bring evidence of this qualification or registration with you to interview. Failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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