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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2020.

Staff Nurse (XR05)

Job Reference: 298-NUR-829

Nursing Cohort
The Leeds General Infirmary
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Band 5 Staff Nurse - Interventional Radiology

If you are looking for a new nursing challenge then the exciting and ever growing speciality, interventional radiology may be just for you. This role will suit you whether you have previous experience in theatre or just starting out in your nursing career and interested in a fast paced department.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse to join our team. The team is looking for candidates who are committed to patient centred and evidence based care of the highest standard, to work within the interventional radiology department here at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals has one of the largest Interventional Radiology departments in the UK and is a regional, national and international centre for some of the most innovative treatments available. Working as an interventional radiology nurse in this environment involves the care of the conscious patients undergoing elective and acute, diagnostic and sometimes complex multi-organ vascular procedures such as embolisation of tumours and haemorrhage, angioplasty, stenting, nephrostomy insertion, tumour ablations, and acute urological and vascular procedures and stroke thrombectomy.

The department provides the opportunity to develop and enhance skills and knowledge in areas such as ‘scrubbing’ to assist in theatre during the procedures, caring for the patient perioperative, administering IV medication and post-operative care, which includes sheath removal. The role involves working closely with the multidisciplinary team of consultants, radiographers and other health professionals.

This is an exciting opportunity for nurses wishing to develop new clinical skills and knowledge in an exciting, cutting edge speciality, through a structured mentoring and preceptorship programme that will be tailored to your learning needs and will encourage your own development within the role. For all new starters to the Trust we have a structured Introduction to Professional Practice (IPP) Induction programme to prepare you for working at LTHT. We also have a 6 month preceptorship framework to support you in your new role, which incorporates further education sessions and support forums.

We are very interested in hearing from you, including those of you who are students expecting to graduate in the next nine months.

The department is cross site at Leeds General Infirmary and St. James Hospital and typical working hours of: Mon-Fri 08:00 to 17:00hrs. There is an on-call rota which you would take part in once trained, covering evenings, weekends & bank holidays.

Come and join our team in Leeds and become part of ‘The Leeds Way’ sharing our vision and values. Our Trust is recognised for our staff engagement, great care and rated GOOD by the Care Quality Commission.Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute health providers in the UK and based in one of the fastest growing and vibrant cities in the north.

For all new starters to the Trust we have an award winning, structured Introduction to Professional Practice (IPP) Induction programme to prepare you for working at LTHT.

An informal visit is strongly recommended. We look forward to seeing you.

For further enquiries or to arrange an informal visit please contact Senior Charge Nurses Ian Medlicott and/or Simon Gulliver or Tel. 0113 392 3311 & 0113 206 6841

Internal Nursing and Clinical Support staff currently employed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who wish to work in a different area, at the same AfC Band, job description and person specification should contact their Matron to express an interest through the internal nursing transfer process.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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