Assistant Practitioner ODP Nursing AssociateBand 4Speciality: Interventional RadiologySalary: £21,892
North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol, GB
7h ago

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Band 4 Assistant Practitioners / Nursing Associate / Operating Department Assistant Practitioners are encouraged to come and join Interventional Radiology in one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospitals based at Southmead, North Bristol NHS Trust.

This role involves working within a highly skilled team of Interventional Radiology Nurses, Radiographers and Radiologists.

You, the successful candidate will, once trained, be a key part of the IR lab team, where you will assist directly with complex interventional procedures, provide an excellent standard of care to our exceptionally varied patient group, and once competent participate in out of hours emergency cover on the on-call rota.

Experience in Interventional Radiology would be a distinct advantage, however if you have been working in an acute, theatre or cath lab setting, we would love to hear from you, as training will be provided in the workplace.

Interventional Radiology is a key aspect of the vascular, major trauma, and stroke thrombectomy service for the South West based here in the state of the art Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital.

The Brunel Building opened in 2014 and provides excellent facilities for patients and staff alike.


  • Be part of our dynamic Interventional radiology Team
  • A great opportunity to learn new skills and to be involved with developing new services.
  • Flexible interview options If you do not live locally we can offer interviews via Microsoft teams or face to face whichever is easiest for you.
  • Build a vast knowledge across all hospital specialties
  • In house training and mentorship
  • Close working with the Interventional Radiology Consultants to provide high quality care for patients
  • Opportunity to work within all of our 4 purpose built IR labs
  • Bristol is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the UK, and Southmead Hospital is ideally situated both for access to this vibrant city, but also with very easy access to the surrounding area including South Wales, Bath and the Cotswolds.
  • Work in a state of the art modern hospital with excellent patient and staff facilities.
  • THE ROLE As an Assistant Practitioner / Nursing Associate / Operating Department Assistant Practitioner, you will play a key role within a team of nursing staff in the delivery of evidence based patient-centred care, which is of a high standard.
  • Key duties will include :

  • To be responsible for assessment, planning, provision, maintenance and evaluation of excellent patient care
  • Once fully trained to participate in the out of hours on call service alongside a registered nurse, radiologist and radiographer.
  • To be actively involved in own development and supporting junior members of the team in their development.
  • Participate in assisting the Radiologists as the Scrub Nurse for a wide variety of procedures.
  • Circulating within the Lab assisting the Radiologist / Scrub Nurse by providing the appropriate equipment. Monitoring and communicating with the patient throughout.
  • Excellent team worker and able to be flexible across a range of shifts predominantly between 0800-1800 and 0800-2000 plus on call requirements.
  • Assist in IR recovery when required alongside a team of nursing staff.
  • If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

    Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

    If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support / advice, please contact us on tel 0117 414 1151.

    This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band.

    Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

    Staff identify as 'At Risk' and who meet the essential shortlisting criteria of the post will be prioritised. Priority will be given to North Bristol NHS Trust employees in the first instance.

    Please note that North Bristol NHS Trust has an arrangement with a number of organisations (please find a list below) whereby we confidentially share previous pre-employment information relating to your existing job in order to support an efficient recruitment process for candidates when offered a new position with us.

    University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Western Area Health Trust, Bristol Community Health, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, North Somerset Community Partnership, NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Bristol City Council)

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