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Band 5 Acute Haemodialysis Nurse

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Acute HD Staff Nurse to work at St Helier Hospital Renal Unit covering 44 beds and patients in ITU requiring HD . This is a demanding role requiring commitment, enthusiasm and a desire for self-development. Previous experience in HD is desirable.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, dynamic & well organized nurse to join our friendly team.

This role has technical and caring aspects and you will be involved in reviewing patient's blood results, preparing and programming dialysis machines and related equipment whilst caring for and assessing patients who are undergoing acute and chronic haemodialysis.

You will be given on opportunity to learn and train Plasma Exchange as we provide this service in the Renal Unit.

Main duties of the job

Staff Nurse - Acute HD

The Staff Nurse will deliver high quality nursing care to patients, as part of a team. The post holder is responsible for their own practice, working within the defined limits of competence and within the scope of the role.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a high standard of care to dialysis patients as well as ensuring an excellent learning environment for patient and staff.

With the support of the Clinical Matron and Lead Clinicians, he/ she will need to provide holistic care to renal dialysis patients and comply with specific infection and dialysis guidelines.

The post holder must have excellent interpersonal skills and have the capacity to work autonomously as a clinical expert. He/she will preferably need to have renal nursing experience, or have a keen interest to be trained in dialysis care. He/she must also be self-motivated and have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

About us

Welcome to the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. We offer an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynecologyto over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospitaland St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships - Sutton Health and Careand Surrey Downs Health and Care. St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unitand Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A& E)and Maternity services (Obstetrics). With nearly 900,000 people coming to our hospitals for care and treatment every year, our almost 5,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly.

As teaching hospitals, we play a key role in the education and training of tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Both sites work in partnership with St George's Hospital and St George's Medical School in south London to deliver high quality education and research

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the Nursing role at Epsom and St Helier.

Person Specification



  • Healthcare experience
  • Evidence-based practice


  • Experience in haemodialysis

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent interpersonal
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent general nursing skills
  • Organisational and priority setting skills


  • Competency in medication administration including IV drug administration or willingness and ability to undergo training

Qualification and training


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Awareness of current nursing issues
  • Awareness of current NHS issues

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital

Wrythe Lane



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