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Nurse Team Leader - Chiltern Renal

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Nurse Team Leader who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The department of renal medicine is located across five sites andwork base to be negotiated individually dependent on the requirements of the service needs.

You will work as an integral part of the multidisciplinarymanagement-clinical team in renal.

You will demonstrate expertise and leadership in the delivery of care to patients requiring Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) in the form of haemodialysis.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to rotate between the haemodialysis units as service needs dictate and to gain invaluable experience.

To participate in the Renal On-call service as necessary.

Promote high standards of professional practice and high quality caredelivery within Trust and department policies, protocols andguidelines.

Demonstrate expert clinical skills with specialised knowledge incaring for renal patients.

Deputise for the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse in their absence withregard to the operational management of clinical service delivery atunit level.

About us

At East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification information pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • First level nurse on Part 1 of the NMC register, educated to diploma level
  • Relevant clinical post-registration education to include a recognised renal course and mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and commitment to life long learning
  • Evidence of leadership training / development.


  • Relevant health care related degree

Previous Experience


  • Significant experience caring for patients requiring renal nursing


  • Involvement in audit / research and willingness to present findings at meetings and conferences
  • Advanced skills in quality assurance of patient dialysis treatment



  • Ability to communicate effectively - excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of leadership and motivational skills, ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Demonstrates a flexible approach, able to react to the changing needs of the department
  • Ability to use negotiating skills in a positive manner to influence change within the department.
  • Ability to liaise and work with the multidisciplinary team, making recommendations to enhance the smooth running and management of the unit.


  • Representing Senior Sister / Charge Nurse in their absence.
  • Understanding of scheduling and capacity.
  • Ability to manage self and others in delivery of own work and related clinical outcomes to meet department expectations



  • Has an understanding of managing a busy dialysis unit
  • Awareness of current developments in pre and post registration nursing.
  • Understanding of risk management, health and safety and other clinical governance issues.
  • Knowledge of local and national health care initiatives / innovation to improve patient care, experience and safety.


  • Competent person (risk assessor)
  • Computer literate - relevant to renal department
  • Understanding of expenditure and budget management.

Other Requirements


  • Motivated to take on increasing responsibilities within sphere of practice
  • Must be able to travel easily between sites.

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust



Chiltern Kidney Centre Unit 6 Nimbus Park



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