Sister/Charge Nurse – Interventional Radiology

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sister / Charge Nurse in our rapidly expanding Interventional Radiology Department at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). We are offering a fantastic career opportunity in an exciting, forward thinking environment.

This role will allow you to work in a diverse area, specialising in a wide range of minimally invasive image guided procedures ranging from acute to highly complex, with great professional development opportunities.


Interventional Radiology at UHS is one of the leading UK Centres for interventional oncology and undertakes the full range of interventional services. It was awarded Exemplar Status in 2012 and is an integral part of the hospital’s Major Trauma service. The department has a newly commissioned and operational state of the art hybrid theatre which is one of its kind in the country.


  • As a deputy to be responsible for coordinating the daily management of nursing activities within Radiology departments including pre-assessment of patients undergoing radiological rapid recovery/day case/inpatient interventions.

  • To act as a role model, demonstrate clinical expertise and ensure high standards of care are maintained and nursing resources are allocated and utilised effectively.

  • To encourage effective working relationships and the development of a cohesive team within the clinical speciality.

  • To take active participation in the management of theatre sessions, care of patients’ pre, peri, post complex procedures and co-ordination/care of acute patients visiting other areas of the Department for imaging procedures.


You must be a registered nurse with significant experience in an interventional environment (neuroradiology, cardiac cath lab or Radiology) or in theatre/recovery. You will need to demonstrate commitment to your own personal development and show keen interest in the future development of the profession and Interventional Radiology.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.              

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 13 July 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact info...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

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5 July 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire $1
Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Only direct applications will be considered

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789