Staff Nurse – Radiology Interventional Theatres

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 28-Mar-23

Closing Date: 27-Apr-23

Location: Liverpool, L7 8XP

Salary: Not specified

Staff Nurse – Radiology Interventional Theatres

A Vacancy at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking to recruit Band 5 IR nurses on a full time or part time basis within Interventional Radiology. The unit is open Monday- Friday and also provides a 24/7 On Call service.

We are looking for an innovative, motivated and enthusiastic professional to join our ever growing team of Interventional Radiology Nurses. We are seeking a proactive team player who can join our diverse and dedicated department of radiologists, nurses and radiographers.

The IR Nurse role expands over a variety of different areas in the Radiology department, including cardiac labs, CT Intervention, X-ray, and of course Interventional theatres. We provide a service to almost all directorates and specialities in the hospital these include Vascular, Urology and Oncology to name a few.

This is an exciting opportunity for a band 5 nurse, as you will be exposed to a variety of different experiences within the department.

We are proud to run a 24 hour, 7 day a week service on an on call basis. This means that after a period of preceptorship, you will be required to participate in the on call emergency service alongside the experienced radiologist. This will be complemented by pay enhancement for those hours on call plus a stand by rate.

The successful candidate will be fully supported by our friendly and embracing team. In return, we would love to hear from professionals who can contribute to service improvements, as well as supporting their fellow peers and be eager and ready to learn new skills.

If you would be interested to work with one of the largest and pioneering teams within Interventional Radiology in the UK, please do not hesitate in applying.

Please note all employees have to wear PPE under IR(ME)R 2017 regulations this means wearing a lead aprons, depending on the case this maybe for a prolonged period.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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The post holder will be responsible and accountable for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care.

Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and undertake delegated tasks from the ward sister/charge nurse.

Following successful completion of foundation gateway will be required to take charge of ward/department for a span of duty.

The post holder will always work within the NMC’s Code of Professional Conduct.

Clinical Responsibilities

Participate in maintaining a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for all patients and carers and maintain agreed standards of nursing care.

Determines nursing priorities and plans patient care. Informs the nurse in charge when changes in circumstances may affect patient care.

Maintain nursing records in accordance with the NMC and Trust guidelines.

Maintain and improve quality of patient care through contribution to the development of Essence of Care and clinical benchmarking within the unit.

Ensure due regard is given to customs, values and spiritual beliefs of

Providing information and support to patients/carers, and ensuring all those involved in the care are aware of changes in the patients’ condition.

Assist in the safe custody, checking and administration of drugs.

To develop the clinical knowledge and skills to care for acutely ill patients admitted via both planned and unplanned routes.

To undertake expanded practice, under supervision, in order to optimise patient care and in accordance with ward/department and Trust policies.

Involve patients and carers in the planning and delivery of care.

Ensure effective lines of communication within the ward/department
multidisciplinary team.

For a full list of duties , please refer to the attached job description.

We encourage all potential candidates to contact the unit manager for further information regarding this role and to arrange an informal visit.

This advert closes on Tuesday 11 Apr 2023