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Staff Nurse - Radiology

Job Description

In order to meet increasing service demands here in Interventional Radiology at UHSM, we are significantly developing our team and our service. We currently undertake Vascular, Renal, GI, Chest and Urology interventional procedures, for both inpatients and outpatients, on an elective, non-elective and emergency basis. We undertake procedures using local and general anesthesia, and using Nurse-led sedation analgesia.

We have recently enhanced our service by developing a porgramme of scrub training for our staff, and by recruiting a number of Healthcare Support workers, to enhance our service and improve efficiency. In addition to these recent role development opportunities as the new Hybrid theatres are on line now and fully operational.

This has provide many more exciting opportunities for our staff to further develop new skills and knowledge as we work closely with the Theatre Directorate and other specialties to ensure the skills and expertise needed are available to make this service a success.

In order to support our team and the service going forward, we are seeking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and highly motivated registered practitioner (Nurse or ODP) with excellent clinical knowledge to join our team and take a leading role. A minimum of 2 years scrub practice experience is essential particularly within a vascular interventional setting or cardiology/catheter lab.

This practitioner will be required to work with the multidisciplinary team of nurses, radiologist and radiographers within the Radiology department and to share responsibility for coordinating patient flow on a day to day basis. The successful candidate will need to possess a variety of personal attributes in order to provide excellent care to our patients and their families. These include the ability to communicate effectively and have a high level of confidence in their ability to make a success of the role.

The ability to multi-task and to remain calm in challenging circumstances is also essential. Demonstration of a clear understanding of the patient safety agenda an ability to innovate and implement practices which enhance patient safety, within a multiprofessional and culturally diverse team is very important, as we seek to effectively manage risk and improve patient outcomes.

Support will be provided on a day to day basis by this established Band 6 team leader and theatre lead. The Matron is also available for professional support on a day-to-day basis.

Ongoing practical and academic training and development will be supported. This can include rotation to other theatres within the Trust, if desired, in order for the successful candidate to remain skilled in other related fields of practice, as well as network with other scrub practitioners to ensure best practice is shared.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Shirma Kelly ( Email address removed )
 ( Phone number removed ) 

PLEASE NOTE: UHSM is committed to supporting its current employees move into new roles as a result of organisational change or other circumstances. We therefore reserve the right to prioritise current staff who may need to be redeployed into this role.

UHSM has five core PEOPLE values. These values bring together our very talented team and they guide us in the way we work.

Patient first – we put our patients and customers first. We aim to exceed their expectations every time to earn their trust and loyalty.

E xcellence – we are dedicated to developing excellence. We strive to continuously improve the quality of care we give to our patients.

One team– we aim to attract, excite, develop and retain exceptional people. We work as one team, delivering our best to our patients by supporting each other.

oPen – we embrace innovation and learn from our mistakes. We measure everything we do and we openly share information.

Leadership – we believe in leadership at all levels. We demonstrate personal courage and role model the behaviour we expect from others.

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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