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Sister/Charge Nurse - Renal (F8) Band 6

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join the Renal Dialysis Unit team within the Division of Urinary Tract and Vascular Services.

About the Service

Bradford is a rapidly developing diverse and multicultural city with easy access to the major cities of Leeds and Manchester and close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales. Renal services in Bradford are provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses (including specialist nurses for diabetes, advanced kidney disease, dialysis, dialysis access, dialysis education and renal transplantation), dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists, dialysis technicians, research nurses, a clinical audit officer and a cultural and health improvement officer. The service continues to grow and currently supports a dialysis cohort of 300 patients and a transplant cohort of 420 patients

Main duties of the job

This position is intended to allow the successful candidate the opportunity to expand their managerial and leadership skills and to progress in their career.

We are looking for a proactive, self-motivated and experienced nurse to work as part of the Renal Dialysis team.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and skilled individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to work as clinical Shift leader, and to provide visible nursing leadership and an effective and high quality patient focused service.

It is essential that you have a good understanding of the challenges and the skills required to support patients, families, careers and staff within renal dialysis environment. You must also demonstrate excellent organizational skills, an understanding of change management processes, and the ability to inspire, lead and develop a team. You must also demonstrate excellent clinical leadership skills, a strong team management approach and be open to developing and progressing new ideas and innovative ways of working.

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description for Band 6 staff Nurse


  • Assists the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the organization and control of all patient care maintaining high standards of care
  • Develops leadership skills both professionally and managerial
  • Assists in ensuring effective communication with all levels of staff and the whole multi-disciplinary team
  • Assists in assessing the overall resource requirements for the ward and manages this effectively
  • Assists in implementing and maintaining policies, ensuring staff compliance
  • Initiates and develops new ideas for the improvement of services to patients in consultation with the ward manager and other staff
  • Assists in producing staff rotas, creating shift patterns, which meet the care needs of the patients
  • Assists in considering skill mix to develop a workforce capable of meeting the needs of the patient
  • In the ward managers absence, investigate and report on complaints from patients / carers / relatives and staff and reports to either the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse or Matro
  • Investigates and reports incidents and untoward occurrences and reports to the ward manager
  • To promote learning for all staff through risk incident reporting
  • In the absence of the ward manager attends regular meetings with the Patient Services Manager/Matron. Provides effective channels of communication
  • In the absence of the ward manager Team Briefs all staff reportable to the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse
  • Assists in fostering an environment that empowers staff and is conducive to change and development
  • Maintains a safe environment in the ward for patients / staff and visitors. Follows all Health and Safety policies
  • Co-operates in the trials of equipment and resource
  • Ensures the safe custody and storage of drugs held within the ward area and the practice of a regular checking system
  • Is involved in the recruitment, selection and retention of staff
  • Collaborates with professions allied to health
  • Attends and assists in ward meetings

  • Follows the NMC Codes of Conduct/Practice
  • Develop research skills in self and others that promotes evidence-based practice
  • Maintains an environment conducive to learning for all staff in training. Includes involvement in Educational Audit, Liaison with Link Lecturer and the Renal Educator
  • Implements and develops systems of care delivery in conjunction with the

  • Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.
  • Exercise professional accountability for their practice, ensuring that any expansion of the role is achieved within the scope of professional practice
  • To be involved in developments relating to clinical governanc

  • Maintaining clinical credibility through regular clinical practice updates
  • Participate in the clinical practice assessments of staff including central

  • venous access care
  • Keeps up to date with innovations in dialysis and nephrology nursing by attending educational sessions, study days, conferences and journal reading
  • Working closely with the Practice/Professional Development Nurse for the unit, identifying learning needs of staff to develop safe and competent practitioners
  • Leading staff in co-ordinating and managing care of patients.

  • Agree Personal Development Plan. This will require a commitment to develop skills in all fields of Renal.
  • Assist with the carrying out of appraisal on all members of staff
  • Assists with the maintenance of training records.
  • Ensures the environment and resources available for staff are conducive to job satisfaction and high morale.
  • Assists the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in ensuring all staff attend mandatory training sessions as per Trust Policy and NMC regulations
  • Becomes familiar with the role of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse
  • Assists the ward manager to managing accurate staff records, including sickness and absence, performance issues etc.
  • Assist the ward manager in providing an Induction Programme for all staff, ensuring that there are appropriate mentors and preceptors for all qualified and unqualified staff.
  • Assists the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in ensuring standards are audited and action plans are instigated
  • Is willing to participate in a rotation between all areas within the Haemodialysis Department to aid in development of management skills

  • Assists in ensuring that all staff are trained in the correct usage of equipment
  • Assists with maintaining accurate training records
  • Keeps accurate records of equipment on loan/hire
  • Develop information technology skills

  • Professional Registration

    Where the post holder holds a professional qualification they will be required to
    • Maintain their own professional status and registration where appropriate
    • Work within the professional regulations set by the relevant Professional Body.
    Health and Safety/Risk Management
    The jobholder must comply at all times with Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the Trusts Risk Incident Reporting System.
    Equality and Diversity
    The jobholder is required to abide by the Trust's policies and procedures and to actively support the Trust's commitment to equality and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. All patients, staffand visitors must be treated equitably, with dignity and respect taking into account their race, gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexuality etc.
    Training and Personal Development Continuous Professional Development
    The jobholder must take responsibility in agreement with his/her line manager for his/her own personal development by ensuring that Continuous Professional Development remains a priority. The jobholder will undertake all mandatory training required for the role.

    Patient and Public Involvement

    All staff will be expected to comply with S.242 of the NHS Act 2006.

    Respect for Patient Confidentiality

    The jobholder should respect patient confidentiality at all times and not divulge patient information unless sanctioned by the requirements of the role.

    Environment and Sustainability

    All employees have a responsibility to promote sustainability and carbon reduction within the Foundation Trust adhering to our Sustainable Development Strategy and therefore ensuring that all our business is conducted in a sustainable manner

    Infection Prevention and Control

    All employees have a personal responsibility to comply with Trust and departmental Infection Prevention and Control policies to protect their own health, the health of patients, visitors and other employees and to prevent health care associated infections. This includes a requirement to maintain a safe, clean and tidy work environment and to complete mandatory Infection Prevention and Control Training as provided by the Foundation Trust. All clinical staff must ensure rigorous and consistent compliance with standard infection control precautions including Hand hygiene, dress code and use of personal protective equipment and other clinical care policies and protocols applicable to infection prevention and control. Employees are required to challenge poor performance or poor practice in relation to infection prevention and report any breaches using relevant Trust procedures such as the Incident reporting system.

    Safeguarding Children and Adults

    All employees have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults including but not limited to patients, members of the public and colleagues. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring they undertake the appropriate level of training in accordance with our safeguarding policy training strategy and that they are aware of and work within the safeguarding policies of the Trust which are available on the Trust intranet pages.
  • KEY RESULT AREAS (Optional)

  • The post holder will work within the multidisciplinary team on the renal unit and represent the unit in meetings with the speciality Matron and Directorate Manager

  • The post holder may be required to work irregular hours on occasions in order to satisfactorily fulfil the requirements of the post. The post may require working across different sites of the Trust. The post holder may require a commitment to an on-call rota covering the Bradford Royal Infirmary when the Acute Dialysis unit is shut, .

    Where the post holder holds a professional qualification they will be required to
    • Maintain their own professional status and registration where appropriate
    • Work within the professional regulations set by the relevant Professional Body.

    Person Specification



    • Significant experience in Haemodialysis


    • Demonstrable Management and Leadership Skill



    • IV Skills: Phlebotomy and drug administration and cannulation
    • Good verbal and written command of English,
    • Change Management experience
    • Effective listening and interpersonal skills
    • Time Management Experience
    • Computer literacy
    • Haemodialysis Skill



    • Sound understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
    • Sound understanding of what the NHS constitution means to you and your responsibilities to the public, patients and colleagues
    • Knowledge of the NHS Plan and related National Service Frameworks
    • Good verbal and written command of English


    • Appraisal skill



    • RN
    • Mentorship/Preceptorship ENB 998 or 6590(SLIP)/ working towards
    • Degree level Courses applicable to specialist area or working towards


    • Renal Course (ENB 136)
    • A management qualification or commitment to undertake as soon as possible

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    St Luke's Hospital Bradford Teaching Hospital

    Little Horton Lane


    BD5 0NA

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