Staff Nurse - Renal Dialysis

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for a band 5 nurse to join a dynamic, motivated team of renal nurses who deliver a high standard of specialist outpatient care. The post is to cover maternity leave.

You will be working in a friendly and supportive environment providing comprehensive care and support to dialysis dependent patients

We currently have 12 stations running 07.00 -18.30 Monday to Saturday providing approximately 144 dialysis treatments a week

We also have haemodialysis units at Broadgreen, St Helens and Halton hospital and there may be occasions when you will be asked to support at one of these clinics.

Applications without an NMC PIN will not be considered.

Main duties of the job

Set up dialysis machine according to patient prescriptionBand 5 nurses will assess patients before dialysisCalculate and set dialysis prescription on the dialysis machineUse ANTT technique as per Trust protocolAccess vascular access and commenced dialysis treatmentDeliver prescribed IV medication via dialysis machineMonitor patients during treatmentTroubleshoot any alarms during treatmentDiscontinue and disconnect patient at end of dialysisDocument treatment on CyberREN and other Trust systemsClean dialysis area as per Trust protocolCollect monthly blood samplesCheck and report results of monthly blood samplesWork with members of the MDTAudit patient outcomes monthly and discuss with patient and MDT

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.To hear more about our achievements click here us on Social Media:Facebook - Liverpool University Hospitals CareersInstagram - @LUHFTcareersTwitter - @LUHFTcareers

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the detailed job description and main responsibilities for this vacancy within the job description attached.

The post holder will be responsible and accountable for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care.Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and undertake delegated tasks from the ward sister/charge nurse. Following successful completion of foundation gateway will be required to take charge of ward/department for a span of duty

Person Specification



  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Ability to work in changing environments
  • Committed to high standards of patient care
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Maintain both personal and professional development
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable



  • Ability to organise workload and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing



  • Knowledge of current nursing issues and clinical governance
  • Demonstrates awareness of own limitations



  • Post registration experience and successful completion of band 5 foundation gateway competencies
  • Experience within relevant clinical setting
  • Evidence of maintaining a clinical learning environment
  • Evidence of working with students


  • Recent acute hospital experience [including as a student nurse]



  • Registered Nurse, current NMC registration
  • Diploma in Nursing


  • Mentorship/ teaching qualification
  • Post registration qualification in relevant specialty

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Warrington Dialysis Unit

Guardian Street



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