Senior Staff Nurse - Imaging

London (Central), London (Greater)
£32000 - £38000 per annum
03 Apr 2014
01 May 2014
Matt Dunn
Nursing Field
Hospital, Private Healthcare
Charge Nurse
Job Type
Senior Staff Nurse - Imaging HCL is working with a prestigious private hospital in the heart of London's medical district and only a stone`s throw away from Harley Street. We offer the very highest standards of clinical skills and nursing care across a wide range of specialties. Ours is a vibrant, professional and friendly environment. The technology and equipment available to you is second to none in the industry and some of the most advanced in the country and our employees take pride in being the very best at what they do. Over the last 5 years there has been significant investment into the hospitals facilities to modernise it, this has created a space that is conducive to a calm and restful atmosphere for both the recovering patient and staff that work there. Job Description The Senior Staff Nurse within the imaging dept will report 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, although the primary base will be the Princess Grace Hospital. 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.