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Specialist Nurse - Vascular Access

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. inc
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Salford Royal Hospital is part of the Greater Manchester Kidney Care Network, providing Renal Services to patients living in the North & West Sector of Greater Manchester.

We would like to appoint a highly motivated specialist nurse with relevant clinical experience to support the Renal Vascular Access Team Leader within Renal Services at Salford Care Organisation

Main duties of the job

You will provide nurse led clinics within Vascular with the ability to develop and participate in specialist areas of interest, support the service wide EPO programme & will manage the VA Team and be responsible for the day to day management of the service. The successful candidate will have an extensive renal background. Clinical support is provided by the Consultant Body with a dedicated mentor & opportunities for personal and clinical development.

You must possess excellent communication skills, strong leadership and have the ability to influence change, together with the skills necessary to deliver against the Trusts key performance targets. The ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and willing to go the extra mile to enhance the patient experience are essential for the post.

Our commitment to you
  • Experienced nurse leadership to support you and your team when you need it.

Welcoming you to our team

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals, who work well under pressure and are keen to learn. A great team player, you will also be self-motivated and able to work independently when needed. You will be a professional who truly understands the need for care, consideration and respect for our patients but can also apply these qualities to team members at all levels.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

We respect the value of difference. So, our aim is to employ people representative of the communities we serve. Regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, trans status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, all are welcome.

We continually review our recruitment processes to ensure they are supporting us achieving an inclusive and representative team.

We recognise that many people find interviews daunting and the conventional interview approach, of unseen questions, often impacts performance on the day. We are therefore piloting sending interview questions, to candidates, in advance.

This vacancy is within one of our pilot areas therefore if you are invited for interview you will receive your interview questions in advance of your interview date. Feedback on this process will also be requested to help our teams understand and evaluate your recruitment experience.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Registration


  • Current NMC registration
  • Non-Medical Prescriber Qualification under NMC Criteria
  • 1st Degree level studies or equivalent portfolio of evidence
  • Clinical Skills Course (Level 7)
  • Post Basic Qualification In Renal Nursing


  • Management /leadership qualification
  • Have achieved or be working towards Masters level qualification

Experience, Knowledge & Skills


  • Evidence of clinical and managerial expertise and knowledge acquired through CPD and experience
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of protocols and clinical audit
  • Post registration plus extensive experience within Renal Nursing at a senior level
  • Evidence of proactive involvement in the mentorship and development of nurses and nursing practice
  • Effective communicator able to communicate complex and sensitive information

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Care Organisation

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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