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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2020.

Staff Nurse Haemodialysis - Band 5

Job Reference: 339-ASCR-RN-BR02

Employer:
North Bristol NHS Trust
Department:
Renal - Haemodialysis Unit
Location:
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Salary:
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

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Staff Nurse – Haemodialysis Unit, Band 5

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to work on Bright Satellite Dialysis Unit, located in the grounds of Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Bright Satellite Dialysis Unit is part of the Richard Bright Renal Unit, a regional renal transplant centre with five Haemodialysis Satellite Units across the South West area. We also have an inpatient renal dialysis and renal transplant ward located in the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Your education and career growth is important to us, we will support you to achieve and develop the skills and knowledge you will require as a renal nurse . We actively support our experienced and newly qualified nurses, have access to renal study days and run a renal course. The Richard Bright Renal Units support conference attendance and in December is hosting a South West Renal Haemodialysis Conference in Bristol.

The Renal Dialysis Unit works closely with the Renal Transplant Ward and there are opportunities to rotate within the renal speciality.

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 and to attend renal specialist courses.

  • Strong nursing leadership- we have a very supportive team who provided visible role model
  • 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 require haemodialysis, therefore requiring the use of haemodialysis technology

• Assessment and observation of patients and administering medication

• Opportunity to take charge of the ward with a Band 6 colleague to develop patient and team 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.

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


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:

Sue Dawson or Jane Chandler


Tel: 0117 414 3650/1

Email: susan.dawson@nbt.nhs.uk or Jane.chandler@nbt.nhs.uk




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.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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