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Staff Nurse - Renal

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Renal Dialysis Unit in Westmorland General in Kendal. We are looking to recruit a Band 5 Staff Nurse (37.5 hrs per week)

We love making a difference and working together to gain the rewards of making a patients journey enjoyable and successful. To do this, we are looking for a staff nurse to join us. We are looking for a caring, highly motivated individual, committed to providing excellent care for our dialysis patients. Ideally the postholder will have current relevant post registration experience working within the renal specialty.

In return we can offer a huge commitment to ongoing professional development. Commitment to undertake ongoing training and development is essential you will be given a full development programme which will be provided to enhance your professional practice. Our commitment to you is to provide a supportive environment to enable this to happen.

This is a great opportunity to broaden your skills and knowledge and gain experience within renal medicine.

Main duties of the job

The unit offers many opportunities for growth and development for any staff nurse focused on gaining new skills and leadership.

Training needs are fully supported on the unit, and you will always be encouraged to develop.

You will be warmly welcomed and well supported by a fantastic team who are passionate and aspire to provide excellent care.

We are a friendly team and would welcome anyone thinking of taking up a career with us to get in touch with Louise or Ann our Unit Managers and arrange an informal chat about what we can offer you.

About us

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to meet patients needs in accordance with agreed local and national standards and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Support and provide patient education and health promotion.
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all care activities, in a timely manner, adhering to local and professional standards for documentation.
  • Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped, and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team, and the organisation.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Appropriate NMC registration
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • NMC recognised mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards 18 months commencement in post
  • Evidence of continuing education or development


  • Degree

Knowledge & Experience


  • Willing to expand clinical role e.g. IV additives, venepuncture and cannulation
  • Awareness of changes within Nursing practice
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates competency during internship


  • Knowledge of ethical issues
  • Evidence of clinical competence in area of speciality e.g. surgery
  • Knowledge of leadership and management
  • Research and development
  • Experience of mentorship and ability to identify learning and development needs

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Westmorland General Hospital



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