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Staff Nurse - Haemodialysis

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated nurse with a professional outlook to join our team in the Main Haemodialysis Unit.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, hard-working individual with substantial post registration experience combined with strong interpersonal and care-management skills, to join our friendly team.

This post will be suitable for a dynamic, enthusiastic, hard-working individual with experience of working in an acute hospital trust who has an interest in this specialist area or is looking to expand their existing knowledge and skills.

We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses.

Main duties of the job

The Sussex Kidney Unit is a state of the art purpose-built unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, and provides a comprehensive range of acute and chronic renal services. The department is located in Brighton and is the hub for renal services in Sussex. You will work within a specialised area, providing high quality care to patients with acute and chronic renal failure. We are open Monday to Saturday- 06:30-22:30 and providing Haemodialysis to 220 patients per week.Ideally the candidate would possess renal experience and/or the renal course. Those without a renal background can take advantage of our in house training in the form of unit competencies/ mentoring and the Renal Development Programme study days organised by our Renal Clinical Educator. The unit utilises information technology extensively and IT skills would be advantageous.

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

  • Working within the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to ensure high quality standards of research based care are maintained and Renal Association / Renal National Service Framework guidelines are met
  • To act as resource for University Hospital Sussex NHS Foundation Trust staff with regard to renal patient care.
  • Be capable and willing to do staff rota, ensuring correct staffing levels and skill mix
  • Develops role of clinical team leader
  • Coordinates shifts
  • Ensures stock levels are maintained and orders stock as required
  • Is prepared to undertake link nurse responsibilities.

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

Person Specification

Staff Nurse Dialysis Skill


  • Registered general nurse level 1
  • Acute clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing education
  • Competent in IV therapy


  • Dialysis experience
  • Renal Pathway
  • IT skills
  • Practice supervisor/assessor

Equality and Diversity


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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