Interventional Radiology Unit
At NNUH we are so excited to present to you plans for our innovative new Interventional Radiology Unit!
As a proud investor in the future of healthcare for Norfolk, our £7 million development planned for completion in 2020 will see the future of IR services change for patients and medical professionals alike, with the opening of the hospital’s groundbreaking new IRU this Spring.
A nationally expanding field, making huge advances in image-guided techniques, IR involves using imaging guidance, such as fluoroscopy, CTs, ultrasounds, x-rays, and MRIs to guide tiny catheters and wires throughout the body’s vascular system. Unlike traditional imaging radiology, which is typically used to make diagnoses, IR delivers therapeutic procedures, often after other diagnostic testing has been performed.
As well as treating diseases such as cancer and stroke, the new unit will improve care and reduce waiting times for patients from a range of specialities including Oncology, Vascular, Renal and Gastroenterology.
The development will see the creation of four new Interventional Radiology suites, complete with the latest state of the art equipment, making NNUH the most exciting place in the UK for IRU services.
Never a Trust to shy away from an exciting challenge, we have taken an innovative approach to our new development. Working with specialists in modular heath care buildings to create the state of the art IRU, a modular building will be craned onto the roof of the East wing this summer. This development will make NNUH one of the leading hospitals in the UK for IR treatment.
This extension at NNUH is not only investing in the future of IR care for patients, it also allows incredible opportunities for healthcare professionals; we will be looking to recruit excellent clinicians, radiographers, cardiac physiologists and support staff . We are also looking for registered nurses, who are crucial in our mission to deliver first class care to our patients. IR nurses are incredibly vital members of the radiology team, providing care to patients during procedures, and we will be recruiting passionate and driven individuals who are also committed to their career development and willing to embrace the many opportunities available to enhance their skills.
Why consider joining us?
What we are most proud of, and the reason why you should consider our Trust for your future career move, is our focus on constantly improving high quality care and the way we support and develop our people to do this. Our training and support package for IR is one of the most in-depth and supportive in the Trust, providing staff with the opportunity to learn a plethora of new skills, and this is just one of the reasons why we intend to make the unit a national training and reference centre.
As well as providing excellent patient care at the forefront of IR technologies, joining the team at our new unit can provide you with excellent staff benefits such as opportunities for training and progression, the encouragement to develop advanced clinical skills and the chance to work in one of the UK’s biggest IRUs.
With full and part-time opportunities available for registered nurses, this is a career changing opportunity for healthcare professionals of all disciplines, so keep an eye on our vacancies page to see where your new career could begin.