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Nurse Team Leader - Renal Harlow

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa + 5% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 6
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.

Harlow renal unit was opened in August 2013 enabling renal patients living in and around this area to have their treatment in their home town. We are looking for an experienced renal nurse to join us to cover 12 months maternity leave. You will be joining with an experienced renal team who has extensive experience in developing workforce to manage renal units.

The Harlow Satellite unit is providing an environment with state-of-the-art IT systems and equipment. Post holders will be trained in the delivery of high quality patient care in a dialysis setting.

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 work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary management-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.

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

Demonstrate expert clinical skills with specialised knowledge in caring for renal patients.

Deputise for the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse in their absence with regard to the operational management of clinical service delivery at unit level.

Provide clinical and managerial leadership to nursing and support staff.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and 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 and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and 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

Qualifications and attainments


  • 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 lifelong 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.



  • Advanced skills in quality assurance of patient dialysis treatment.
  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital

Hamstel Road


CM20 1QX

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