Nursing - Sister / Charge Nurse - Ludlow Dialysis Unit

  • Department Renal Dialysis
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 04/02/2022
  • Location Ludlow Community Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SCN-034
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 36 hours per week (7 day working including nights, weekends and bank holidays)

Job overview

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced dialysis nurse who is motivated and looking to develop your management and leadership skills within a friendly and dynamic team environment?

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team within the Renal Unit as a Band 6 at Ludlow Community Hospital as we continue to expand our service.

As a Band 6 Sister / Charge Nurse you will be responsible for your own caseload of patients and their monthly reviews. You will be expected to co-ordinate the shift, supervise, and motivate staff and students, as well as acting as a mentor and role model to the rest of the team.

Previous dialysis experience is essential. You will be supported to complete your Band 6 and acute dialysis competencies whilst gaining management skills. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will function as a competent clinical practitioner within the speciality. You will deliver direct patient care whilst co-ordinating and overseeing nursing practice.

You will participate in the co-ordination and monitoring of all clinical activities within the renal unit and will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of clinical care to patients with renal disease in need of haemodialysis.

You will also assist in the introduction of new modes of therapy, formulation & updating of policies, procedures and standards relating to haemodialysis and will ensure the efficient and effective utilisation of resources to deliver optimum quality care.

Working for our organisation

On the Dialysis unit we care for patients undergoing Haemodialysis and focus on holistic care. We also promote self-care, which enables and empowers our patients. Our aim is to provide a high quality standard of individualised care and treatment to patients with established renal failure within a safe and supportive environment by friendly, competently trained staff.

We are a small and friendly unit, with a family feel as our patients attend for treatment so frequently. We can also offer plenty of opportunities for personal development with a range of management courses on offer.

Our patients are at the centre of everything that we do, and we are looking for a compassionate nurse with excellent communication skills to ensure our patients continue to receive the highest standard of care.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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