Nursing - Staff Nurse - Renal Dialysis Unit

  • Department Renal Dialysis Unit (RSH)
  • Salary £25,655.00 – £31,534 per annum
  • Closing Date 18/08/2022
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-NRD-736
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and supportive  team at our Acute Renal Unit at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.  Are you an enthusiastic RN looking to specialise, have excellent communication skills and want to make a difference to your patients? If so , come and join us!

Due to expanding our workforce we have current vacancies . 

The Shrewsbury unit has 22 dialysis stations plus a 3 station area for  isolation. We also provide inpatient dialysis on the renal ward and are expanding our nursing team to accommodate this. 

Previous experience is not essential as we have an excellent teaching and competency package & full training will be given.  

Main duties of the job

As a dialysis nurse you will care for patients in Chronic Kidney Failure who attend the out patient unit for dialysis 3 times a week. You will also care for patients with acute kidney injury and inpatients requiring dialysis on the Renal Ward.

Responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of
individualised patient care. Working in partnership with patients and their carers to ensure the patients training needs are met ensuring their safety to dialyse at home.

  • To ensure the patient’s physical, spiritual and emotional needs are met.
  • Formulate and deliver high quality dialysis therapy. Assessment of patients without direct supervision, seeking guidance on actions that are outside agreed defined standards.
  • Recognise changes in patients’ conditions which require the intervention of others and ensure that timely referrals are made or escalation procedures enacted as appropriate

Working for your 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 care for our patients with Chronic Kidney failure on the outpatient unit and we dialysis our inpatients on the renal ward. You will be supernumerary whilst completing your competency pack and allocated to staff mentors to work with.  As a Staff Nurse on the Dialysis unit you will be responsible for your own caseload of patients, this will be on completion of your competency documents, you will complete a monthly review of all your patients on our renal database. 


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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