Job Title: Staff Nurse (Radiology)
Location: 379 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust Haywards Heath RH16, UK
Salary: £25,655 – £31,534 a year
Job type: Full-time
Full Job Description
An opportunity has arisen for a registered nurse to join our busy unit in arotational roleworking in the Imaging Department atboth the Royal Sussex County Hospital and thePrincess Royal Hospital.
You will work within areas of the department including CT, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiology and Fluoroscopy. You will be involved in the care of patients in all these areas.
You will be an important part of the multi disciplinary team. You will need to be reliable and keen to learn. Radiology experience is desirable but not essential and training will be provided for all areas.
UHSussex NHS Trust is an acute teaching hospital. Our aim is to provide care and treatment of the highest standard, leading edge teaching and research, pioneer new techniques and to keep improving everything we do.
The Trust provides treatment to over three quarters of a million patients each yearworking across two main sites, The Royal Sussex County Hospitalincluding the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton and thePrincess Royal Hospitalin Haywards Heath.
The Department of Imaging provides services on all of these sites and in addition to this, we provide a service at Hove Polyclinic. The Trust’s specialised and tertiary services include neurosciences, arterial vascular surgery, neonatal, paediatrics, cardiac, cancer, renal, infectious diseases and HIV medicine. We are also the major trauma centre for Sussex and the South East.
To provide professional, direct care to patients showing an awareness of the department objectives and philosophy of care.
To participate in the development of junior staff and assist in the research activities in the unit.
The post holder will work in a multidisciplinary led environment.
Adhere strictly to all UHSussex NHS Trust policies and procedures and NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require Tier 2 sponsorship please apply for our Internationally Qualified Nurse Advert.
At University Hospitals Sussex we nurture an inclusive culture that values diversity and empowers everyone to be their authentic self at work.
Our values of respect and inclusion are at our core and guide us in our day to day interactions with each other and our patients. We treat people as individuals celebrating their differences and always taking the time to listen, and learn, from their experiences and perspectives.
We have active professional and social networking groups across our hospitals as well as wearing our accreditations and awards with pride. We are an accredited Disability Confident employer, welcome employees from the Armed Forces through the national Veteran Aware scheme, and are proud to be both a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer and a NHS LGBTQI+ Rainbow Badges pilot Trust.
Whilst we celebrate these achievements, we remain true to our where better never stops ethos and to our commitment to champion inclusion and to remove barriers to equality so everyone can feel free to be their authentic self.
Find out more about inclusion at University Hospitals Sussex on our website.
- To ensure optimum use of resources whilst providing high quality nursing care.
- Adhere to the Unit Philosophy for patient care to maintain and improve safe holistic care which meets the
needs of individual patients. To work in accordance with all UHSussex NHS Trust policies and protocols
- To participate in emergency medical situations in accordance with policies and procedures in the absence of medical support.
- Demonstrates highly developed physical skills, accuracy and implementation of the tools and materials.
- Responsible for the safe use of equipment
- Responsible for maintaining stock control and also security of stock
- Support and inform family members who often accompany patients for both elective and emergency procedures.
- Liaise with referring doctors and ward staff to ensure pre and post procedural care is completed.
- Prepare equipment for the safe care of the patient during the procedure.
- Be able to identify potential complications of various drugs used during the procedure, including contrast medium
- Participate in the planning of the procedure and the management of the procedural list.
- Assess, plan and implement the total care of the conscious or conscious-sedated patient. This includes the monitoring of pulse, blood pressure and oxygen saturation and administration of sedation and
- Create therapeutic environment for both the patient and the staff.
- Practice and monitor the correct wearing of sterile gowns, gloves and masks where necessary.
- Practice the principles of asepsis.
- Identify and act upon potential hazards to both patients and staff and, where appropriate, act to prevent patient injury.
- Check the requirements for the procedure with the radiologist and collect any specialised equipment and instruments.
- Dispense catheters, swabs and other equipment as needed; cleaning and replacing catheters and wires as required.
- Anticipate the needs of the radiologist by continually observing the progress of the procedure.