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Renal Support Nurse

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year P.a pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Renal Unit at Addenbrookes CUH consists of Ward C5 and Acute Dialysis, Cambridge Dialysis Centre which is home to outpatient clinics, 36 station dialysis unit, Home therapies team, Low clearance, vascular access and anaemia specialist nurse teams. We have 3 other off site satellite dialysis units at West Suffolk hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Kings Lynn Hospital.

The Renal unit is looking for a organised Band 5 nurse to support in running the Hepatitis B vaccination programme for all new and existing low clearance and dialysis patients .

The working hours are 8:30-16:30 in conjunction with the needs of the role.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve the organising and running of vaccinations clinics at Cambridge dialysis Centre.

The planning and booking of patients' course of vaccination treatment and ensuring treatment is effective.

The role will offer support for the other satellite units in setting up their vaccination programmes.

This role will also work with the medical staff to assist in the dialysis line insertion list in the vascular access department at Addenbrookes Hospital up to twice a week.

The support nurse would have involvement in clinical work and audit supporting the renal clinical areas.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values ofTogether - Safe, Kind, Excellentsupport the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

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Closing date is midnight on 15th July 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 31st July 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Current registration with NMC on part one or two of the register


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Other post-basic, health-related courses evidence of continuing professional development and its application



  • Proven clinical practice (direct dialysis experience is desirable but not essential)
  • Experience of self-directed work and organisation
  • Experience of utilising reflective practice


  • Experience of mentoring junior staff
  • Experience of teaching junior staff
  • Experience of shift: shift ward management in absence of senior colleagues
  • Clinical supervision
  • Dialysis Experience



  • NMC Code of Conduct and guidelines of professional practice
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within the clinical area
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Quality issues and Clinical Governance
  • Awareness of Trust and Ward/Department policies
  • Awareness of need to demonstrate a professional appearance and behaviour


  • Awareness of risk management procedure
  • An understanding of the professional nursing agenda
  • Awareness of broader issues within the Trust and NHS



  • Proven verbal and written communication
  • Skills with all members of the healthcare team, colleagues, patients and relatives
  • Practical application of Trust documentation standards
  • Ability to take initiative when required and liaise with the appropriate manager/bleep holder
  • Maintenance of confidentiality
  • Identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Time management
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues', patients', relatives' cultural and emotional needs
  • Able to remain calm and work effectively in pressured situations
  • Willingness to adapt to change as the organisation develops


  • Ability to achieve competency in Trust computer systems
  • Ability to induct and orientate new staff to clinical area and to identify the key learning needs of less experienced staff
  • Practical skills teaching
  • Able to demonstrate practical application of health and safety.
  • Effective management of equipment and resources

Additional requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • Flexible approach to working in line with service requirements
  • Actively promote and value equality, diversity and inclusion, treating others with dignity and respect
  • Compliance with all Trust policies and procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital - Division C

Unit E, Beadle Trading Estate, Ditton Walk



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