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Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Description

Are you looking for a new challenge?

There has never been a better time to come and work at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; we are a leading Teaching Hospital with care, safety, compassion and pride at the heart of our organisation.

With over 8,500 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and are taking pride in caring for our patients – making every moment matter.

Think you’ve got what it takes to join us?

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for

Fixed Term/Secondment to cover Maternity Leave

The Imaging department is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse with leadership qualities to oversee the opening and running of our interventional day-case unit. You will also participate in the day to day running of the Radiology suite.

You will continue to strive towards excellence of care for the patients undergoing interventional Radiological procedures. You will be expected to uphold and ensure that a high standard of care and professionalism is maintained at all times.

You will join the small nursing team in Radiology which provides a Monday to Friday core service of  ( Phone number removed ) . You will work in conjunction with the other Sisters to ensure Senior cover for the core service. We have a full competency training package and once competent and confident you will participate in our on call service which supports urgent interventional radiology procedures. This commitment is a rotation of weekends, weekday evenings/nights and Bank Holidays all of which are paid at an enhanced rate.

Radiology nursing is currently recognised as an ‘at risk’ profession and therefore you will receive a retention bonus on a quarterly basis.

As part of your role, you will be required to work in all areas of imaging in which intervention is carried out. You will be assisting with vascular and non- vascular minimally invasive procedures such as angioplasties, stents, drain insertions, nephrostomies and combined surgical procedures for an Endovascular Aortic aneurysm repair as a scrub nurse in either the x-ray interventional radiology suite or the operating theatre where x-ray Imaging is used.

You will also assist and provide patient care in other areas of the Imaging Department such as ultrasound, CT and our new interventional day-case unit where you will admit, recover and discharge patients.

Interventional Radiology patients may be planned elective or for emergency procedures to save life or limb. You will be working wearing a lead rubber apron during these procedures in line with radiation protection rules. Some complex procedures can last up to 4 hours so patience and a flexible attitude to workload is required as emergencies have to be accommodated.

To ensure competency and flexibility of staff you will be required to rotate and work in all areas of the department.

Experience within the acute setting is advantageous as you need excellent organisational, assessment and communication skills, you will have the ability and confidence to work unsupervised out of hours. Ideally you will have demonstrable experience within either a high dependency area of nursing or a Theatre environment or a short stay surgical environment. Alternatively to be able to evidence skills and knowledge in a similar area. Radiology nursing experience would be an advantage but this isn’t essential as training will be provided within the department.

Our preferred communication method with you regarding your application is via email. Please ensure you provide an email address on your application form and check your account on a regular basis.

All references will be requested via email. Please ensure on your application form that email addresses are provided for your referees.

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close this post early then the closing date indicated if there is an overwhelming response.

In line with the Equality Act 2010, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and prospective employees. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of disability, gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, age, religion and/or belief.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Senior Sister Lisa Robinson or Shelley Fallows on  ( Phone number removed ) 

We are a fantastic Trust and want the very best and skilled people to work with us in providing excellent patient care.

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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.

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