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Staff Nurse band 5 Renal

Job Reference: 339--ASCR-RENAL

North Bristol NHS Trust
Brunel Building, Bristol
£23,023-£29,608 per annum

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Staff Nurse – Renal - Band 5 Up to £29.6 + Excellent NHS Benefits


Fast forward your career by joining our exceptional renal team. Our department is full of opportunity for nurses who are looking for progression and aiming to develop new skills, get involved in quality improvement and collaborate with leading renal teams.


You will be based in and around our state-of-the art £450m Southmead Hospital with a basic salary £23,023 to £29,608 (AFC Band 5) dependent on experience/service, plus excellent NHS benefits.


Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, NBT is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (eg Portishead, Chepstow, Clevedon, Nailsea, Frome and Thornbury)


Join our dedicated team with a first class reputation as a centre of excellence. The Richard Bright Renal Unit is a regional renal and transplant center with six Haemodialysis Satellite Units across the south west area, 8B is our renal inpatient ward with an Acute Haemodialysis Unit and Community Dialysis Services.


We care for patients who present with various types of the following kidney diseases including:


• acute kidney injury


• established renal failure


• patients undergoing both haematology and peritoneal dialysis


• patients undergoing kidney and kidney/pancreas transplantation


• patients on renal replacement therapy with other related health problems


We are looking to recruit a band 5 nurse to join our unit and will provide a bespoke rotational package to help support your areas of interest. Your role will cover three main areas – nephrology, transplantation and dialysis. Many of our patients are admitted via our own emergency admission pathway and you will be required to deliver acute medical and surgical care. You will be supported every step of the way as we help you to develop advanced assessment and patient management skills.


For the ambitiously minded nurse we can provide a career pathway for you to train to become a nurse practitioner or a nurse specialising in transplantation, haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, diabetes, tissue viability or infection prevention and control.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like to find out more please contact


Becky Parsons –


Michelle Samson –


Fiona Wilkes –


Gemma Stafford –

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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