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Registered Nurse- Renal- Band 5 (Experienced and Newly Qualifying)

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Brunel Building
£24,907 - £30,615 £24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
14/10/2021 23:59

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


Registered Nurse, Regional Renal Ward/ Acute Dialysis Team, Southmead Hospital, Band 5 (Experienced)

So, you’re eager to learn more about nursing in our Renal Ward /Acute Dialysis Team at Southmead Hospital. Here are some of the reasons we’re unique…

  • We are part of the Richard Bright Renal Unit, a regional renal transplant centre with six Haemodialysis Satellite Units across Bristol area. Our Trust is a centre of excellence for the delivery of care for people with renal impairment and our teams are proud to participate in pioneering clinical trials, including H4RT, Prepare for Kidney Care and the Bioempendence Trial.
  • As a nurse working in our service you will be supported to learn the skills required to manage patients requiring renal replacement, both haemodialysis/haemodiafiltration and peritoneal dialysis, as well as gaining experience looking after those patients who have undergone a kidney transplant.
  • We are passionate about professional development. Within our Individual Performance Reviews, our nurses can share their personal career aspirations with the senior team and discuss opportunities available for additional training, including external specialist renal courses and internal management training hosted by the Learning and Development team at our Southmead site.

But it’s not just our Acute Dialysis Team which are impressive; our trust itself is pioneering, progressive and proud. Let us tell you a little more about it…

  • We’re committed to supporting staff on their career journey with us offering personalised training packages and bespoke specialty rotations. We also support internal transfers for those who wish to gain experience in a new specialty or further develop their skills.
  • We value staff feedback; in the results of our 2020 staff survey, our response rate was 4% higher than the national average. We are continuing to strive for improvement with 72% of staff saying they would recommend our organisation as a place to work (up 3% from last year and 6% better than the national average)
  • Our nurses don’t shy away from a challenge in aid of Southmead Hospital Charity. They cycle, run, row and race in aid of a fantastic cause, or sing in our staff choir and compete in ‘Southmead Does Strictly’.
  • Our staff are consulted on equity issues across the trust within equality and development groups, and given the mentoring and support to succeed. Our trust supports the development of Bristol’s LGBT+ manifesto and a case study of good practice has been reported to NHS England in response to a government review of public services and Trans people.

Right, that’s enough about us… let’s focus on you. Are you…

  • An experienced Haemodialysis nurse with the passion and talent to progress clinically and professionally?
  • An experienced nurse who would like to learn new skills within an exciting specialty

We have vacancy within our Acute Dialysis Team, who carry out haemodialysis/hemofiltration and plasma exchange as well as our ward nursing team; both roles are based within the Renal Ward. No previous renal experience is required as we will teach you everything that you need to know. However if you have haemodialysis skills and would like to work in a more acute setting the Acute Dialysis Team could be just what you are looking for. Informal visits or discussions are very welcome if you wish to explore this opportunity, see contact details below.

Yes, that’s me. What do I do next?

  • Submit your application via this advert
  • Email to arrange an informal visit to the department.
  • Follow us on social media to join in the conversation and gain an insight into nursing within our trust (search @NBTNursing on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram)


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like to find out more please contact

Hayley Smith

Lisa Ford 

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