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Staff Nurse Haemodialysis

Band 5

Main area
Renal - Haemodialysis Unit
Band 5
Up to 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
339-DJF9411 C
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
21/10/2018 23:59

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Staff Nurse – Haemodialysis Unit, Band 5, up to £29.6k, North Bristol Trust

A opportunity has arisen for Staff Nurse to work within our Haemodialysis Unit in one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts.

You will be based within the Renal Dialysis Unit (RDU), this unit based in the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital. It is nurse-led and supported by a consultant nephrology team and doctors working within our renal ward.

RDU is part of the Richard Bright Renal Unit, a regional renal transplant centre with six Haemodialysis Satellite Units across the south west area. We also have an acute Haemodialysis Unit, an inpatient renal dialysis and renal transplant ward.
We are keen to support experienced and newly qualified nurses and to inspire them to develop themselves professionally on their journey through their nursing career.

WHY APPLY? This Staff Nurse role provides a fantastic opportunity to take a role with:

Development opportunities- you will develop expert skills in Haemodialysis and renal specialist care and have access to educational opportunities to attend renal specialist courses.

  • Strong leadership- we have a very supportive leader who is a visible role model with an open door policy
  • An active teaching programme- with an opportunity for Link Nurse responsibilities

The Role: As a Staff Nurse within our department, key duties will include:

• Providing specialist nursing care for a group of patients with multiple complex needs with end-stage renal failure that requires haemodialysis, therefore requiring the use of hemodialysis technology

• Assessment and observation of patients and administering medication

• Opportunity to take charge of the ward with a Band 6 colleague to develop co-ordination and leadership skills

Patients attending haemodialysis undergo treatment to remove waste products from the blood stream using a dialysis machine. As kidney failure is a long term condition, patients and staff develop long term professional relationships. Patient treatment can take them through transfers to other treatment modes for example transplantation or peritoneal dialysis and supportive care for those patients nearing the end of their lives.

We support our patients to work jointly with staff in decision making on their treatment and active involvement in the treatment procedure through shared and self-care programmes.

YOU: The successful candidate will:
• Be a Registered Nurse with current NMC registration & Pin Number
• Have an ability to remain calm in pressured environments.
• Be a team player with empathy for patients
• Have a good sense of humour and resilience
• Be IT literate
• Be excited for a new challenge

There are also opportunities to rotate to our renal ward where you can gain a wide and varied  experience caring for kidney patients. Wider divisional prospects- As our service is within our Anaesthesia, Surgery, Critical Care and Renal division at North Bristol NHS Trust, which includes ICU and Theatres, there are also prospects if you are looking for future rotations into these services

Apply now! For further enquiries or more information please contact or call us on 0117 4143540

If it’s not for you please share with anyone who may be interested – Thanks!

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we are unable to reply to unsuccessful applications. However, we will give full feedback to all candidates who are interviewed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sister Jacqui Caskey
Renal Dialysis Unit:
Gate 5B, Level 1,Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital BS10 5NB

Tel:0117 4143540

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sister Jacqui Caskey
Renal Dialysis Unit:
Gate 5B, Level 1,Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital BS10 5NB

Tel:0117 4143540

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