Imaging Sister/Charge Nurse
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.
London Bridge Hospital has expanded into the top four floors of the new Guy’s Cancer Centre. Consultants from London’s top teaching hospitals will offer full surgical provision in urology, gynaecology, breast, ENT, maxillofacial and head and neck, as well as reconstructive surgery for these specialties. The hospital will partner with Leaders in Oncology (LOC) across chemotherapy, outpatient oncology and haematology.
The London Bridge Hospital campus in South East London encompasses the recently opened outpatients and diagnostic centre in The Shard, the large world-class hospital based at the Tooley Street site, and a further five outpatient and diagnostic centres across the City, Canary Wharf and Kent. Patients benefit from multidisciplinary streamlined care, investment in leading-edge technology and London teaching hospital consultants.
London Bridge Hospital achieved an ‘Outstanding’ accreditation by the healthcare regulators Care Quality Commission in 2017, with them remarking that they saw innovative practice throughout the hospital including new research taking place, and the Consultants and staff were noted as being highly motivated individuals, and all committed to providing high quality patient centred care.
We are currently recruiting for a Sister/Charge Nurse in the Imaging/Interventional Radiology Department
Our wide range of diagnostic and imaging service at the London Bridge Hospital Campus includes x-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI Scanning; amongst others. We aim to provide a rapid access service for many specialities across our campus and often same day appointments are available.
All staff are encouraged to participate in a continuing education programme to ensure that the department remains at the forefront of imaging development.
As Sister/charge Nurse within the Imaging, you will be working as part of a team to ensure high standards of nursing care and safety for patients. You will provide specialist clinical knowledge and skills in a broad range of imaging procedures and deliver expert care for patients undergoing diagnosis and treatment.
Furthermore, you will provide clinical supervision/mentoring to other staff and undertake clinical audits in own specialist area.
Salary: £38,000-£50,330 dependent on relevant Experience
Closing date: 31/01/2019
Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received
Duties & Responsibilities
- Act as a clinical expert within Interventional Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging nursing.
- Possess a broad professional knowledge base.
- Ensure the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based, individualised patient care.
- Assess, plan and implement the complete care of the conscious or conscious-sedated patient. This includes the monitoring of pulse, blood pressure, invasive monitoring, oxygen saturation and airway management.
- Develop and utilise highly specialised physical skills, manual dexterity and prolonged concentration span required to deliver appropriate care to radiology patients, including complex angiographic procedures involving manipulation of fine interventional equipment.
- Oversee and be actively involved in scrubbing up and assisting interventional practitioners during radiological procedures.
- Anticipate the needs of the interventional practitioner by constantly observing the progress of the procedure.
- Have responsibility for the correct administration and custody of medicines according to Trust policy including the administration of intravenous medications
- Participate in the nursing audits and clinical benchmarking exercises and suggest any change to improve standards
Skills & Experience
- RGN, with current NMC registration
- Previous significant experience in radiology/ imaging
- Relevant post Graduate qualification or equivalent experience.
- Significant radiology procedure experience.
- Competent in Life support (ILS/ALS)
- IV Cannulation and phlebotomy
- Previous experience of co-ordinating a shift
- Mentorship qualification (or equivalent)
About The Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.