Bank - Staff Nurse Imaging

Imaging & diagnostics 1612

Vacancy: Bank – Staff Nurse – Imaging

Job Reference: 1612

Location: KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Hours: Bank

Closing Date: 10th January 2020 

         KIMS Hospital reserves the right to remove job adverts before the closing date.

Interview Date(s): w/c 13th January 

Job Summary:

As a Bank Staff Nurse within the Imaging department you will provide support for a wide range of Interventional Radiology and Cardiac diagnostic procedures, demonstrating good clinical practice at all times and to have the ability to deliver consistently excellent patient and visitor care at all times.

Please note this is a Bank position, working flexibly on a zero-hours contract.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver the KIMS Hospital clinical strategy by delivering exceptional patient care at all times
  • Provide nursing support for a wide range of Imaging procedures including imaging guided injections, biopsies, aspirations and drainages and assist in CT and Nuclear Medicine scanning
  • Assist with procedures in Cardiology such as stress echocardiogram and Myocardial Perfusion Scans
  • Support and act as a role model for more junior staff
  • Assess, plan and deliver care based on each individual patient and visitor needs
  • Be a KIMS Hospital champion of patient experience ensuring consistently high standards of interaction, communication and clinical care at all times.

Person Specification:

  • Be registered Nurse with the NMC
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current nursing and clinical developments
  • Be a caring and compassionate Nurse whose main priority is providing exceptional care for patients. 

Desirable:

  • Post-registration clinical experience within Radiology/Imaging Department
  • Experience of working in busy Imaging Department assisting with Interventional Radiology procedures. 

If you do not receive a reply within 1 working week from the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, Hannah would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 237794 or email Hannah.sears@kims.org.uk.

At KIMS Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by KIMS Hospital for this/these position(s) will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.   Information about the DBS checks can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Posted 10th January 2020

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