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Band 7 Senior Sister / Charge Nurse - Nephrology & Renal

Job Description

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

As part of the application process you will be asked to answer number of questions regarding World Class Care Values. In order to watch a video with the values, please visit our trust's website.

Band 7 Senior Sister / Charge Nurse - Nephrology, Renal Transplantation and Renal Cancer surgery

The Royal Free London NHS trust is a leading academic and tertiary referral centre for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), transplantation, dialysis, nephrology and urology - now one of the largest renal units in the UK. We have deliver some of the best outcomes nationally within kidney transplantation. We are a dynamic multidisciplinary team - our world class care values are at the forefront of all that we do.

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated Registered Nurse to join our team as a Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse, instrumental in achieving the smooth running of the ward, directly managing patient care and the nursing team, and participating in service development. You are required to have renal nursing experience, and possess the ability to work flexibly, prioritising the needs of our patients effectively and communicating clearly. You will be required to demonstrate commitment to excellent patient experience, in line with the Trust World Class Care Values, and in support of our renal patients throughout their pathway.

10 South is a 25 bedded ward, the patient cohort includes nephrology patients, renal transplant patients, and patients undergoing surgery for renal cancer. It is the service hub of expertise for peritoneal dialysis.

We plan to open a Renal Assessment Unit within Renal Services during 2017, and this will benefit our renal patients in terms of enhancing their experience of our service, but also allow us to implement innovation in the care of our patients who present with renal failure unexpectedly.

The Renal team at the Royal Free can offer valuable support and development coordinated through our Clinical Practice Educators, available for each ward area. There is also a wealth of support provided from the senior nursing team, renal nurse specialists and the Consultant Nephrologists. This will start with your comprehensive induction and orientation, and continue with access to formal and informal study sessions and development days, including simulation training. Further university accredited courses are available. A Trust preceptorship programme is available to all newly qualified staff. There are many interesting opportunities for further career development with renal services at the Royal Free.

The Royal Free is located within an attractive part of London, with easy access to transport; train, bus or tube. We can offer on site accommodation, on site leisure facilities and nursery places. Many of our staff commute from outer London and beyond.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Anne McReynolds (Head of Nursing)  ( Phone number removed )  bleep 1207, mobile:  ( Phone number removed )  email: ( Email address removed ) for further information on joining our friendly, progressive team.


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