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Senior Staff Nurse/Junior Sister

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and hard working nurse with renal experience to join our dynamic, friendly and highly motivated team. You will help provide specialist high quality care to in-patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases.

We expect successful candidate to rotate with ward based Acute Dialysis Team therefore competencies in haemodialysis are required. We are a very supportive team and can offer a structured Orientation and are happy to give you help and guidance for development. A kind and compassionate manner, and an interest in providing an excellent standard of care are essential.

Successful candidates are expected to lead the nursing team and deputies for the ward Manager, have strong communication with the multidisciplinary teams and ensure that safety and quality are maintained at all times for patients, families and staff. This will be achieved by supporting the team with skill and enthusiasm.

You will need to be able to show evidence of post registration experience within the renal setting and have completed a renal specific post-graduate course (or working towards completion of it).

Main duties of the job

To act as the clinical and managerial lead in the absence of the Modality Manager

To provide clinical leadership for the care of nephrology patients on Trafford Ward

Assess patients, plan, implement and manage care.

Carry out specialist nursing procedures (haemodialysis, plasmapheresis, peritoneal dialysis, assistance with tunnelled dialysis catheter insertion)

Provide specialist advice to renal patients and their carers.

Undertake research and lead clinical audits as delegated by the manager

Working with 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 a resource for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (NHS) Trust staff with regard to renal patient care

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 a buddy 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

Clinical: Advanced Nursing/ Health Professional Responsibilities1. Be highly skilled and competent in the comprehensive assessment of patients using theoretical knowledge and a wide range of experience to assess needs and administer care to support recovery. Devise individual patient-led treatment plans using clinical reasoning, current evidence and a wide range of treatment skills2. Promote and implement evidence based practice including guidelines from relevant areas e.g. The Trust, The Renal Association, The Renal National Service Framework and The National Institute for Clinical Excellence3. Co-ordinate interventions which may include other disciplines through case management, multidisciplinary team meetings, integrated teams within the hospital and in the community and goal setting meetings.4. Actively participates as an effective team member / leader, contributing to the efficient running of the Trafford Ward. Work on own initiative to undertake a wide range of duties relating to specialist area, backed up by professional skills and knowledge, including being able to respond in the event of an adverse reaction.5. Maintains a working knowledge of preparing and implementing peritoneal dialysis, haemodialysis and plasmapheresis. Acts a clinical resource for specialist dialysis related procedures e.g. acute dialysis, blood volume monitoring, single needle dialysis and plasma exchange

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration adult nurse level 1
  • Renal Pathway or equivalent course
  • Mentorship or working towards it
  • Haemodialysis competent



  • Management skill
  • IT skill
  • Perotenial dialysis skill

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • 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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