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Registered Nurse - Ward 50 - Band 5

Main area
Renal Services
Full Time / Part Time
Job ref
University Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pro rata, per annum
26/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

 ‘Do you want to join a winning team’?

Are you ready for a change or a new challenge? – then consider joining a highly specialised area in renal nursing on Ward 50.

Ward 50 is a 22 bedded ward providing an in-patient care delivery service for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease which is a long-term disease and Acute Kidney Injury which can last up to 6 weeks. 

Renal patients are admitted to Ward 50 for many reasons, for example, investigations into kidney dysfunction or changes in renal replacement care needs.

The renal team pride themselves on being a dedicated multi-disciplinary team (MDT) offering patients daily ward rounds and assessment – the MDT team includes the renal medical team, renal dieticians, social workers and a clinical psychologist.  Inclusive of a highly training nursing team –  renal patients holistic care needs are met.  With a passion to provide quality care, you will enjoy the chance to play a key role in supporting the success of our team, now and in the future.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated nurses who wish to specialise in all aspects of renal nursing and keen to expand their professional development.

We can offer excellent training and support for nursing staff to learn more about renal nursing and you can be sure of excellent clinical support and leadership plus fantastic opportunities for career progression in the future.

Developing your clinical skills to care for renal patients is supported by our dedicated Band 6 Clinical Support nurse who will spend time with you to support your learning programme to develop competence and confidence in your role.

These are just some of the great reasons to join Renal Services at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust:

- A nurturing and supportive environment to develop and thrive in a fascinating and rewarding specialty including a comprehensive training programme delivered by a dedicated team, including our in-house education programme

- A supernumerary phase

- Academic opportunities to include a Renal Course

- Rotation – We offer rotation to work in the clinical areas of Peritoneal Dialysis and the Renal Ambulatory Day Care Unit and Haemodialysis – this can all be planned to meet your personal   tailored nursing professional development pathway, if desired.

- Opportunities for future career progression with leadership responsibilities

- Full-time/part-time hours are available

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, we recruit people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are shortlisted, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you have any questions about this opportunity, for example, shift patterns or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Sue Dean Service Development Nurse on 024 76968264