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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Renal & Urology

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year per annum HCAS inclusive
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit Registered Nurses to work and develop their skills within our friendly, supportive teams. We are able to support newly qualified staff as well as those new to the renal specialty. You will be required to demonstrate commitment to excellent patient experience, in line with the Trust World Class Care Values, and in support of our renal patients throughout their pathway.

The Renal team at the Royal Free can offer valuable support and development coordinated through our Clinical Practice Educators, available for each ward area. There is also a wealth of support provided from the senior nursing team, renal nurse specialists and the Consultant Nephrologists. This will start with your comprehensive induction and orientation, and continue with access to formal and informal study sessions and development days, including simulation training. Further university accredited courses are available. A Trust preceptorship programme is available to all newly qualified staff. There are many interesting opportunities for further career development with renal services at the Royal Free.

A career in renal and urology nursing offers all aspects of care: chronic and acute, medical and surgical, curative and palliative care, inpatient and outpatient care, and the care of patients of all ages. Exciting opportunities exist to join our teams working within our inpatient renal wards.

Candidates are required to be NMC registered to apply to this post.

Main duties of the job

The main duties for this role are described in detail in the job description and person specification document, that is attached to this vacancy. Please ensure to read through to further your understanding of the role.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A&E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities


To be responsible for the unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care using a defined model of care.

To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.

To communicate with patients and significant others with empathy and reassurance regarding, assessment, care and treatment.

To maintain accurate and comprehensive nursing records using appropriate documentation.

To facilitate early discharge planning enabling appropriate arrangements to be in place for patients leaving hospital, making referrals and providing information to community services, as required, in order to achieve a safe and timely discharge from hospital.

Ensure safe custody and administration of drugs according to The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust policy and procedures, including intravenous medication where appropriate.

Supervise junior staff, or unqualified staff, in all aspects of care. Ensure that staff has the knowledge, skills and resources to carry out care delegated to them.

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to promote good communication and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

To participate in the audit of the principles of the Essence of Care benchmarking process, and implement the action plans as required.

To ensure that the departmental co-ordinators are updated with clinical developments.

Implement safe working practices as required by the Health & Safety at Work Act.

To work with Lead and Senior Nurses, Bed Managers, Admissions and Infection Control to ensure optimal bed utilisation.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust

Education & professional Quali


  • First Level Registration
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


  • Post qualification in relevant speciality
  • Recognized teaching or mentorship qualification or working towards



  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Awareness of current professional nursing issues
  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of infection control standards
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of audit/quality

Skills and aptitudes


  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
  • Skilled in use of computer/key board
  • Ability to supervise registered and unregistered staff
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Ability to lead change and service improvement
  • Aware of quality and safety standards and ward audit requirements
  • To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care

Personal Qualities & Attribute


  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and solve problems
  • Ability to work as a team and form professional relationships with colleagues
  • Enthusiastic and assertive
  • Adaptable to change
  • Diplomatic and calm
  • To be flexible and approachable
  • Ability to work rotating shifts

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