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Unit Manager

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The satellite dialysis unit based on Dixon ward at Worthing Hospital are looking for a Band 7 dialysis manager.

Are you a Band 6 or 7 with dialysis skills either in a renal setting or an acute clinical setting caring for patients who receive dialysis and are looking for a new challenge.

The successful candidate would have the renal course and a mentorship qualification (Or equivalent).

The satellite unit is a nurse led unit, looking after 3 shifts of patients per day 6 days a week, who started dialysis in the main hub in Brighton and who are now dialysing in a satellite unit nearer to their own home.

This is a Full-time post working four shifts per week with some clinical and managerial shifts.

The manager would be expected to attend meeting at the main Hub in Brighton (virtually and occasional in Person) and liaise with the renal multidisciplinary team as well as teams across UHS Trust.

The manager of the nurse led unit is in a unique position being able to develop the unit to meet the needs of the patients and service but working in a more self-sufficient way, that a nurse led unit permits.

Main duties of the job

The Haemodialysis Satellite Unit Manager will be an integral member of the divisional management team supporting the Sussex Kidney Unit in the delivery of all key performance targets. S/he will be accountable for the provision of effective professional nursing leadership and proactive resource management for the Haemodialysis Satellite Unit. As an experienced practitioner the post holder will be expected to focus on providing a clean environment for care, ensuring best practice in infection control, improving clinical care standards, and treating patients with dignity and respect within the defined resource allocated.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assesses clinical care, particularly haemodialysis treatment plans, using multiple tools to identify quality and patient safety risks.
  • Assesses vascular access for haemodialysis and escalates accordingly to vascular and renal team.
  • Mitigates safety risks to prevent avoidable harm to patients and participates in divisional risk management.
  • Manages the investigation of all clinical incidents ensuring learning occurs across the team to prevent future occurrences, including delivery of nursing action plans.
  • Escalates and manages patient safety issues effectively to ensure investigation and learning robust and shared widely.
  • To undertake formal investigations reporting back within the agreed time limits and ensuring lessons are learnt, action plans are implemented, and progress is monitored and reported appropriately

  • Person Specification



    • At least 2 years experience as a Band 6 in a renal setting
    • Renal Course
    • Mentorship qualification
    • previously worked in an NHS Setting as a registered nurse
    • Haemodialysis Trained


    • Leadership Course
    • Haemodialysis Access skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


    Dixon Dialysis Unit, Worthing hospital

    Lyndhurst Road,



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