Senior Staff Nurse - Heamodialysis

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tooting, London
£42,471 to £50,364 a year Pa Pro-Rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Renal - Senior Staff Nurse in Haemodialysis

Band 6

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Renal Services are recruiting for a haemodialysis senior staff nurse.

The renal unit looks after our local population of renal patients as well as patients from further afield. The ward cares for patients with kidney disease encompassing acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and renal transplantation. There are 2 haemodialysis units, one of which looks after acutely unwell patients and a home dialysis unit. Our outpatient clinics provide care for patients along their renal pathway.

You will contribute to the provision of excellent patient care and must have experience and up to date knowledge and skills in haemodialysis. You will deputise for the unit manager in their absence and take regular charge of the unit and be able to work within a busy environment. This post will provide opportunities to develop your clinical and managerial knowledge and skills as well as your leadership potential.

Applicants must hold a recognised renal course and mentorship/practice assessor qualification. Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent communication and team work skills.

For further information please contact Donna Morgan, Matron for Renal Services, on 020 8725 5869 or Carolyn Banaag, Practice Development Nurse on 0208 725 3688

Main duties of the job

Provide excellent nursing care, utilise specialist knowledge, take charge as required, actively participate, and contribute to management/coordination of the department, support and deputise for the unit manager as necessary, supervise and mentor junior staff. Provide specialist knowledge in renal nursing and haemodialysis replacement therapy; ensure education and training opportunities for patients and staff including pre and post registration students. To support innovation and ensure quality is embedded into daily practice.

See job description and person specification for more details.

About us

We are one of the country's largest and busiest acute NHS Trusts, serving a diverse population of more than 3.5 million people across south London and beyond.

Our main hospital site in Tooting and other healthcare locations provide a modern, dynamic, caring environment for excellent clinical care, education and research.

We employ around 9,000 dedicated staff across more than 40 different services and specialties. Every day, more than 2,000 patients attend our sites, mainly for outpatient appointments, elective surgery, and in our Emergency Department, made famous as the home of '24 Hours in A&E'.

You can find opportunities in a wide range of occupations and professions, from front-line doctors and nurses through to other health professionals, and essential support and corporate services - all working together to provide outstanding care every time for patients, and the communities we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide excellent nursing care, utilise specialist knowledge, take charge as required, actively participate, and contribute to management/coordination of the department.

See job description and person specification for more details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Accredited renal course or equivalent
  • Recognised mentorship/practice assessor course
  • Evidence of continuing CPD


  • Acutely Unwell Course or equivalent



  • Minimum of two years' experience in renal nursing at Band 5 level
  • Up to date experience, knowledge and skills in haemodialysis
  • Experience and knowledge of Transplantation, Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Nephrology


  • Experience of shift management



  • Ability to assess plan and evaluate patient care according to individual needs
  • Ability to prioritise and coordinate the department
  • Competence in Haemodialysis, Haemodialfiltration, cannulation, IV drug administration, venepuncture.


  • Counselling skills
  • Staff management



  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge in dialysis treatments; complications, with the application of evidence based practice
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the assessment process for student nurses


  • Evidence of audit or research project
  • Knowledge of personnel procedures (e.g. disciplinary)
  • Attended IPR course

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