Staff Nurse Clinical Radiology
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse to join our Radiology Nursing team. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of Nurses, support staff, Radiographers and Radiologists. The ideal candidate will be driven to support the delivery of high standards of care within the imaging modalities of Interventional Radiology, CT, US and the Vascular Access Team. The varied nature of Interventional Radiology means there is always something new and exciting to learn.
Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.
You are strongly encouraged to visit the department, please contact Sister Mandy Jardine on 0191 445 2618 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange an informal visit
Main duties of the job
This post consists of a variety of roles including scrub assistant for sterile interventional procedures, circulating duties, ensuring patient safety through accurate recording of patient observations, IV drug administration and managing patients care pre and post procedure. You will also have a supporting role within the Trust wide Vascular Access Team. The Radiology Nurses also run a pre assessment clinic, ensuring all patients are adequately prepared for their procedures.
You must be a 1st Level Registered Nurse, and a teaching certificate would be of benefit. Local training will be provided.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a committed professional with strong interpersonal skills to further develop their experience within a specialised clinical area. The post holder will need to have excellent organisational and communication skills to ensure they can work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team, to ensure Radiology continues to provide a high quality service to all its users.
A flexible and forward thinking approach is needed to ensure Radiology meets the challenges of the constantly developing healthcare environment, with a focus on 7 day working and working towards the Imaging Services Accreditation.
Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.
Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.
We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.
Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE; Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.
We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.
The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme balancegateshead.com to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.
The post holder will provide excellent individual nursing care for Radiology patients as service demands with the support of the senior nursing team including acting as circulating and scrub nurse for interventional procedures across all imaging modalities.
The post holder will provide a pre-assessment service to elective Radiology patients which incorporates:
- Venepuncture and cannulation
- ECG recording
- Protocol based history taking
- Preparation of patient documentation for elective admissions
- Order tests and investigations
- Take part in audits
- Liaising with specialist nurses
- Taking part in any future on cal
The post holder will be flexible in their approach as the Radiology Department is constantly changing so that it can provide a service that meets Local and National Modernisation Agendas.
This vacancy is part of our refer a friend scheme, this means if a friend who currently works for us has told you about this vacancy you could both receive a cash payment. The full scheme details are included with the additional documents for this role.
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