Advanced Practitioner & Non-medical Prescriber
0121 424 0366
My name is Yin Pin Nguyen and I am a Cardiovascular Radiographer. I am also an advanced practitioner for the insertion and removal of Hickman Lines and PICCs. I have been qualified for almost 12 years and since graduating from Birmingham City University and completing my training at Good Hope Hospital I have always worked at UHB. My main site I currently work on is Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, although I do rotate across all sites.
I am an ILM5 certified, Non-Medical Supplementary Prescriber and BLS core trainer and I am also venous access and ILS trained.
My positions of responsibility and daily activities are as follows:
- To provide a diagnostic imaging service of the highest standard in accordance with departmental protocols and guidelines for Cardiology, Interventional and Hybrid Theatre. Although I predominantly work in cardiovascular areas, I have also kept up my competencies for CT, and plain film radiography whilst ensuring optimum patient care.
- To work as part of the cardiovascular imaging team, delivering a high quality service to patients attending for any modality and participating with the on-call emergency service. Ensure that a high level of safety is maintained and that policies and protocols are adhered to and up-to-date.
- To provide supervision and assist in the training of radiographers and taking responsibility for the appraisal and development of the cardiovascular team. To work without direct supervision, but also be accountable to my line manager and be responsible for my own professional actions.
- To contribute to quality assurance programmes, managerial roles (such as finance and rotas) and be involved in audit/research where appropriate.
- To provide evidence of maintaining professional competencies and continuing professional development as required by the Health Professions Council for state registration.
- To deputise, along with other Band 7 Radiographer, for the Operational Services Manager, when requested.
Audits that I have participated in and that I am currently re-auditing is the complication rates of peripherally inserted central catheters.
I am currently HCPC and SCoR registered.
In my years as a radiographer I can honestly say that I enjoy my job and have received a lot of compliments on my positive attitude and hard-working, yet caring nature. My future aspirations would be to increase my scope of practice by becoming an Independent Advanced Practitioner and doing more minimally invasive procedures.