Staff Nurse- Haemodialysis - Band 5 - Weston-Super-Mare

North Bristol NHS Trust
12 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
Haemodialysis UnitGrade
NHS AfC: Band 5Contract
Up to 37.5 hours per weekJob ref

Weston Satellite Unit, Weston General HospitalTown
£22,128 - £28,746 per annumClosing
31/03/2018 23:59

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Staff Nurse –Haemodialysis Unit, Band 5, up to £28.7k, North Bristol TrustA fantastic opportunity has arisen for Staff Nurses to work within our Haemodialysis Unit in one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts. The Richard Bright Renal Unit is 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. You will be based within Ambleside Dialysis Unit, our satellite service within Weston General Hospital, with salary from £22.1K to £28.7K, dependent on experience and excellent NHS benefits. We are a nurse-led unit with support of a consultant nephrologist. We are keen to support newly qualified nurses and to inspire them to develop themselves professionally on their journey through their nursing career. There are also opportunities within our satellite site at Cossham Hospital, Bristol. WHY APPLY? This Staff Nurse role provides a fantastic opportunity to take a role with- • Access to a wider network- our satellite units play a key role within our major renal network, providing an outpatients service caring for up to 500 patients per week across the six dialysis units• Development opportunities- you will develop expert skills in Haemodialysis and renal specialist care and have access educational opportunities to attend renal specialist courses. There are also potential rotational opportunities to work within our transplant and inpatient services. • An active teaching programme- with an opportunity for Link Nurse responsibilities• Wider divisional prospects- As our service is within our Anaesthesia, Surgery and Critical Care division at North Bristol NHS Trust, which includes ICU and Theatres, there are also prospects for those looking for future rotations into these services• Strong leadership- we have a very supportive leader who is a visible role model with an open door policyThe Role: As a Staff Nurse within our department, key duties will include-• Providing specialist nursing care for group of patients with multiple complex needs with end-stage renal failure that requires 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 co-ordination and leadership skillsPatients attending Satellite units 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 Apply now! For further enquiries or more information please contact or call us on 0117 41 45980 / 0117 41 45975If 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.

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 414 1151.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.
Staff identify as 'At Risk' and who meet the essential shortlisting criteria of the post will be prioritised. Priority will be given to North Bristol NHS Trust employees in the first instance.
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(University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Western Area Health Trust, Bristol Community Health, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, North Somerset Community Partnership, NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Bristol City Council)
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