Senior Staff Nurse - Imaging
Senior Staff Nurse - Imaging Located in the heart of London`s esteemed medical district, this newly-refurbished hospital offers a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. Supported by world-class doctors from leading London teaching hospitals, the hospital has 120 beds, including a purpose-built intensive care unit, catering for Level 3 patients. The eight fully-equipped theatres include three laminar flow theatres for orthopaedic surgery, a hybrid theatre to enable complex vascular surgery, a robotic surgery suite along with some of the most advanced radiological diagnostic facilities in the country. The Diagnostic & Imaging department provides state of the art equipment and an expert team of radiologists, offering the best diagnostic service in the capital. A variety of Neuro, ENT, Musculoskeletal, Chest and Abdominal scans are offered on the low dose 64 slice CT Scanner or on one of three 1.5T MRI scanners at The Princess Grace Hospital and we even offer outside of hours appointments to our patients. Job Description The Senior Staff Nurse within the imaging dept will be reporting to the Clinical Nurse Specialist and will provide a customer focused high quality Nursing service to our patients and service users. The Senior Staff Nurse will strive for and maintain the best standard of clinical standards and efficiency for our users at all times. The role will require rotation throughout all of the imaging modalities (Interventional Radiology, CT, MRI, Core Services) and throughout all of the imaging sites. Duties and Responsibilities Provide a professional standard of excellence in Nursing services for all patients. Become competent in all areas of Imaging Nursing, including assisting in Interventional Radiology cases, biopsies, imaging guided drainages and therapeutic procedures. Share clinical knowledge with multi disciplinary colleagues both formally (through CPD sessions/clinical competency forms) and informally (ad hoc teaching/training opportunities). Participate on the shift rotation and undertake On-call duties. Participate in regular mandatory training relating to Safeguarding Vulnerable adults and children, ensuring compliance in escalation of any safeguarding concerns. Assist bookings clerks and Radiographers in the booking of immediate appointments. Ensure competence in working when dealing with body fluids, Sharps and Moving and Handling. Form an effective working relationship with Consultants, medical, Radiographic and administrative staff within the Department and the hospital as a whole. Skills & Experience Hold a BSc (or equivalent) in Nursing Be a qualified Nurse with Current UK NMC registration meeting PREP requirements. Have a portfolio of relevant CPD Have acted as an appraiser. Have experience in mentoring. Demonstrate commitment to theatre/Imaging Nursing through CPD/protocol development within a radiology area. Have competencies across Imaging/Post Graduate qualification. Be able to participate in a shift system/On-Call system. About the Individual The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad range of effective communication skills and show some understanding of how emotional impact, together with an awareness of our behaviour, impacts on others. Being Patient focused and demonstrating effective communication to patients. will be the key to the success of this role.