Job Overview


We are looking for a highly motivated individual with great communication skills to join our team in renal medicine. 

Ward C5 is a 23 bedded Nephrology ward specialising in acute Renal Medicine. The ward looks after both patients with chronic kidney disease on haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis and patient with acute kidney injuries, and also serves as a regional centre for Vasculitis and other related autoimmune conditions.  The ward functions alongside a 6 bedded acute dialysis unit which serves all inpatients across the hospital requiring haemodialysis.  

You will work with the Senior Sister to provide leadership and support to the junior staff. Support will be provided to develop your knowledge and skills within renal medicine as well as additional Band 6 responsibilities. Prior experience isn’t necessary as support and training will be given and there will be the opportunity to develop dialysis skills.

This post involves a full range of shifts including nights and weekends and will require participation in the nurse bleep holder rota.


Main duties of the job


To assist the ward / unit manager in the overall management of the ward and to provide safe, individualised, holistic and evidence based, patient focused care for renal, dialysis and medical patients on Ward C5

To participate in a full range of shifts, including Trust and Unit bleep holder rotas, ensuring a visible presence in the ward area.


Working for our organisation


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 of Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent support 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.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

A welcome subsidy of £1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country – Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England – GOV.UK (

Closing date is midnight on 12 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 20 June 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


Essential criteria

  • Current registration with the NMC as an adult nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Mentorship

Desirable criteria

  • Completion of a leadership program
  • Qualification in acute care management and acute care scenario training
  • Evidence of any speciality-related professional development/course
  • Evidence of Specialist renal post registration development


Essential criteria

  • Post registration experience within an acute clinical area
  • Experience of team leading and evidence of extensive take charge experience
  • Mentoring junior staff
  • MDT working and complex discharge planning.

Desirable criteria

  • Renal nursing experience
  • Experience as team leader
  • Experience in team development and management eg. Appraisals, sickness management
  • Previous experience of bleep holding


Essential criteria

  • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of nursing within the clinical area
  • Awareness of Trust and Ward/Department policies
  • Knowledge of mentorship and teaching
  • Knowledge on understanding on ward nursing quality metrics
  • Knowledge on the standard procedure mentioned in the job description
  • Assessment and measurement of quality and safety

Desirable criteria

  • Advanced assessment skills
  • Understanding of acute and chronic health conditions
  • Experience in the care of adult Renal and Diabetic medicine
  • Proficiency on use of computer database and software


Essential criteria

  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Maintenance of confidentiality
  • Identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Positive and effective team worker
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues’, patients’ and relatives’ cultural and emotional needs
  • Willingness to adapt to change as the organisation develops

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of using EPIC
  • Ability to provide strong and compassionate leadership in order to affect change
  • Advanced clinical in renal nursing to provide clinical leadership
  • Practical skills teaching

Additional Requirments

Essential criteria

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • Be able to work a variety of shift patterns including up to six nightshifts in a four week rota
  • To learn to undertake divisional bleep holding

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