Band 5 Staff Nurse- Haemodialysis

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to come and join our fantastic friendly team on Ward 301 in QEHB. This is a 36 bedded ward that provides Haemodialysis in house for patients who have Acute Renal failure and Chronic Renal failure. Our ward is open 7 days a week and closes latest at midnight which in turn means that we do not do night shifts only an out of hours on call rota 1-2 times monthly.

This is a demanding role requiring commitment, enthusiasm and a desire for self-development. Previous experience in HD is desirable but not essential, as you will be given full training and support. We have a positive attitude towards training and professional development; you will be given a mentor to work alongside and will have a supernumerary status when first starting.

This role has technical and caring aspects and you will be involved in preparing and programming dialysis machines and related equipment whilst caring for and assessing patients who are undergoing Acute and Chronic dialysis treatment. You will be required to perform all aspects of patients care during their time on dialysis. This in turn will give you great job satisfaction when you get to know your patients as they become an extended part of your family over time.

*A team player


*An excellent communicator (written & verbal)

*Flexible & able to work within the MDT

*Must be able to work 11.5 hours shifts and be flexible with the shift requirements.

Main duties of the job


*Work according to the NMC Code of Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour and relevant professional guidelines. Be accountable for their professional actions.

*Abide by and ensure compliance with Trust policies, procedures, guidelines and standards.

*Use up to date knowledge and evidence to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care. Communicate findings, influence changes, and promote health and best practice.

*Achieve and maintain competence in identified mandatory and statutory training, develop and maintain clinical competencies, skills and knowledge which relate to the area of clinical practice.

*Respond to patients, relative and carers concerns as they arise and take remedial action as required.

*Take charge of the practice setting as required.

*Assume responsibility for undertaking tasks delegated by the nominated line/shift manager. This may include representing the practice setting at meetings, link nurse responsibilities, audit, and governance initiatives.

*Undertake supervision, mentorship, teaching and role assessments for registered/unregistered nurses, students and trainees to agreed levels of skill and competence.

*Contribute to the development of service and quality improvement initiatives within a collaborative framework to enhance patient experience and outcome. Ensure standards of care are monitored and maintained at the highest level.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register
  • Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC



  • Previous/recent experience or working in an acute secondary NHS care setting (can include student placements within the last 12 months )
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/competence
  • Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team/providing supervision to others
  • Willingness to become a practice supervisor/assessor to or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • Understanding of preceptorship and work based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge
  • Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • Understanding/experience of the principles of safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • Awareness of health and safety issues

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