Radiology Nurse - UPMC

Radiology Nurse

Please send letter of application along with an up-to-date CV to Natalie Moore, HR Coordinator, UPMC Whitfield Hospital, Cork Road, Waterford, or by email to

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Sunday, 21 June 2020.

Radiology Nurse

Accountable to: Chief Nursing Officer
Reports to: Department Manager

UPMC Whitfield Hospital has a busy and dynamic diagnostics department and we require the post of the radiology nurse to support the expansion of services. The post of the radiology nurse has a pivotal role in service planning, co-ordinating, and managing activity and resources within the clinical area. The post holder will support the radiographers and all team members in the radiology department. Assisting the radiology consultants undertaking interventional procedures for both inpatients and outpatients may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be able to manage and provide patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication, and collaboration with all team members.
  • To act as the identified nurse for patients attending diagnostic and therapeutic procedures assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating their care. To establish and maintain collaborative relationships with consultants, other health care providers, patients, and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and technical skills in assisting and scrubbing for specialist imaging procedures and in the assembly and handling of interventional materials, such as catheters, guidewires, stents, and coils.
  • Ensure adherence to the hospital and departmental guidelines and policies. Must be flexible in staffing situations and assisting in other areas as required and have the ability to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
Quality and Audit
  • Uses research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care, identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest, discusses opportunities for quality improvement at multidisciplinary rounds, and influences patients’ plans of care.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, psychological, and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Actively participates in unit-based shared governance, goal setting, and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment.
  • Have a commitment to improve patient care by participating in audit and research projects within the department.
  • To identify and develop training needs in line with individual performance review.
  • To maintain and expand professional knowledge through competencies and continued professional development.
Health and Safety
  • To uphold UPMC Whitfield Hospital’s policy requirements in relation to Fire, Infection Control, Radiation Safety, and Health and Safety at work regulations, and to attend updates.
  • Identify potential risks for all staff, patients, and visitors, and adhere to relevant incident reporting procedures.
  • To observe a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of self, work colleagues, visitors, and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management associated with this post.
Professional and Education
  • Registered General Nurse with The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
  • Graduate Diploma in Interventional Radiology Nursing is desirable.
  • Experienced nursing post-surgical patients in an acute medical and surgical setting.
  • Experience working in interventional radiology with scrubbing and circulating skills is advantageous.
  • Previous experience in managing and treating anaesthetised and sedated patients is also desirable.

Education Requirements

Eligible Criteria

The Post holder must hold the following to fulfill the requirements of this post:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working within an acute setting, recognising acute changes in a patient’s condition and instigating the appropriate action.
  • Demonstrate previous experience in managing and treating anaesthetised and sedated patients.

This job description is intended to be an outline of the areas of responsibility. As the UPMC Whitfield Hospital and the post holder develop, this job description may be subject to review in light of the changing needs of the Centre.

Excellent remuneration package available to the successful applicant.

About UPMC

A $21 billion  healthcare provider and insurer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centred, cost-effective, accountable care. Working in close collaboration with the  University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialisation arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International.

Providing high-quality healthcare in the South East since 2006, UPMC’s operations in Ireland now include UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford, UPMC Kildare Hospital in Clane, the UPMC Carlow Outreach Centre, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre radiotherapy locations at UPMC Whitfield and in Cork, and the UPMC Concussion Network. UPMC is the Official Healthcare Partner of the GAA and GPA.

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