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Registered Nurse - Renal (Ward 7a & 7b)

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Renal Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full time and part time hours available on request)
Job ref
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata
Salary period
31/03/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

* Nursing, Midwifery & ODP Open Day *

Saturday 9th October - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Redwood Education Centre, Gloucester Royal Hospital

We are welcoming all prospective (student or registered) nurses, midwives & Operating Department Practitioners to meet our wide range of teams, explore new career options and even interview on the day*!

Please see the poster attached for further info or to register without an interview. *Applications will need to be submitted via this advert before 8am on 6th October for on the day interviews.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse, band 5, to join our team within this busy, friendly acute Renal and medical floor!

Both wards on the 7th floor work together in a multi-disciplinary approach in order to achieve the best outcomes for our Patients, and have received the Katherine Felix award for nurse development as well as being the overall winners at The Patient Experience Network National Awards.

If you are aspirational and progressive, the ability to develop an extended skill in Renal Replacement therapy is yours for the taking on 7A and 7B working with our Renal Specialist Nurses.

Main duties of the job

A Registered Nurse who delivers compassionate, professional, skilled and effective person centred, evidence based nursing care by working within a multidisciplinary team, developing collaborative, needs based care plans through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

The Role:
  • Working within our team you will have the opportunity to experience the acute phase of illness in Renal and management of a chronic illness in the outpatient’s services.
  • As a member of our team part of your role will be to support the senior nurses in the management of the ward and development of the nursing team.
The Person:
  • You must be a Registered Nurse with a keen interest in acute medicine
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Excel in a challenging environment
  • Enthusiastic and eager to expand your knowledge and skills
  • Flexible with a keen sense of team work
  • Fully committed to the ‘Journey to Outstanding’ for the Trust.

Working for our organisation

Our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff, many of whom are world leaders in the fields of healthcare, teaching and research, and we aim to recruit and retain the best staff possible.

We will offer you direct support from the Ward Manager and an opportunity to continue with professional development and lifelong learning programmes such as the Role Transition program and the Band 5 Development program. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking to develop their skills and knowledge of Acute Renal nursing.

The Trust also offers a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In line with the Trust Vision to provide the Best Care for Everyone:

Professional values

  • conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model
  • act with professionalism and integrity, and work within agreed professional, ethical and legal frameworks and processes to maintain and improve standards;

Communication and interpersonal skills

  • work in partnership with other health and social care professionals and agencies, service users, carers and families ensuring that decisions about care are shared

Nursing practice and decision making

  • assess, plan, deliver and evaluate the nursing care of patients in accordance with UK law, the NMC code of conduct and the Trust values
  • deliver high quality essential care to all persons in their care;
  • deliver complex care to service users in their field of practice;
  • act to protect the public, and be responsible and accountable for safe, person-centred, evidence-based nursing practice;
  • practice in a compassionate, respectful way, maintaining dignity and wellbeing and communicating effectively;
  • act on their understanding of how peoples lifestyles, environments and where care is delivered influence their health and wellbeing;
  • seek out every opportunity to promote health and prevent illness;

Leadership, management and team working

  • work effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team
  • manage a patient/caseload of patients within defined clinical area
  • use leadership skills to supervise and manage others and contribute to planning, designing, delivering and improving future services
  • To organise own time and that of non-registered staff, students and other learners as appropriate
  • To support the senior members of staff in the management and supervision of the defined clinical area
  • Actively contribute to a good learning environment by taking on the role of mentor/assessor for learners.

Person specification

Qualifications / Training

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse with the NMC
Desirable criteria
  • Renal specific course / training


Essential criteria
  • Experience in Acute Medical Nursing
Desirable criteria
  • Enhanced work within Champion / Link nurse role
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Alison Hutt / Di Moore
Job title
Ward Managers for 7a & 7b
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 5162