Job Title: Senior Staff Nurse 4 - Renal Unit 

Post requires candidate to be entitled for work: No 

Salary Range: £52,905.57  to £59,717.35 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Full time/Part Time: Full Time 

Term Time only post: No 

Advert Closing Date:31/07/2024 



Whatever you want from your career, you have the scope to find it here. We foster a work approach based on mutual support and collaboration, where everyone feels empowered to empower others. You’ll find countless opportunities to learn, develop and grow a rewarding career where we recognises the importance of your personal and professional well-being. By considering moving internally across the Public Service, you'll be proud of what you can achieve – both for yourself and the people of Jersey.

Job Overview


We are looking for an enthusiastic dynamic nurse to join our team, to provide a compassionate holistic approach to the care of patients with kidney disease, from the moment of diagnosis and throughout their renal journey. Previous renal experience would be an advantage but not essential. The renal unit in Jersey consists of an 18 stationed haemodialysis unit, a small CAPD department and outpatient clinics. The clinics are both consultant and nurse led, including medical clinics, transplant clinics, low clearance, iron and CAPD. Minor procedures are also carried out regularly within our area. We provide renal treatment and care for an island wide population of over 100,000 people.  Jersey is a beautiful small island which is the most southerly part of the British Isles.


For an informal discussion, please contact Fidelma Hunt (Manager) 01534 444230


Job Purpose


This role operates across a range of clinical areas within the acute and community services. You will plan and deliver an effective and competent level of care, be fully aware of the needs of the patients and drive the standard in patient care.

Working collaboratively with colleagues across other department to ensure the continuity in patient care, acting as a role model for colleauges, patients and relatives. Supervise the care given by Healthcare Assistants and provide guidance and training as appropriate.

Job Specific Outcomes


The post holder will:

- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the guidelines of the NMC Code (2015) and apply these to maintain trust and credibility with patients, carers and colleagues.
- Keep fully up to date with developments within own professional discipline and maintain an adequate awareness of developments in clinical and nursing practice and will share clinical knowledge and experience.
- Contribute to the development of a philosophy of care which encourages the creation of a therapeutic environment for patients.
- Maintain a professional portfolio which demonstrates the continuing acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes, understanding and achievement.
- Co-ordinate the care for specified individual patients or patient groups by consistently compiling care plans which meet identified treatment goals resulting in high quality patient care.
- Demonstrate enhance nursing practice by acquiring knowledge and skills in reading, interpreting and evaluating research to pursue evidence based practice.
- Contribute to setting standards and will maintain standards in the clinical area.
- Participate in clinical audit and will enhance nursing care by acting as a role model in terms of own care delivery.
- Demonstrate proficiency in performing investigations and treatment in accordance with defined standards. He/she may be required to act in the capacity as an independent and supplementary prescriber within specific clinical areas agreed by the organisation.
- Demonstrate effective infection prevention and challenge poor practice.
- Consistently provide high quality advice to patients, carers, colleagues and will act as health promoter, incorporating health promotion themes into nursing practice.
- Take responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of all children, adults and/or families within their care and contact. He/she shall be aware of and comply with all safeguarding polices and procedures
- Maintain accurate patient documentation and produce high quality patient information.
- Demonstrate the ability to lead and direct the team when required to do so. He/she will work collaboratively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, demonstrating well established networks and developing team building skills.
- Understand and promote team goals and will demonstrate effective supervision of junior staff.
- Seek opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and experience and will participate constructively in Performance Review and Appraisal System, taking responsibility for life-long learning.
- Assist junior staff to identify and meet learning objectives by using the principles of teaching and learning.
- Make a significant contribution to the overall physical environment and also contribute to the development of the Risk Management Plan for the area.
- Contribute to the ongoing audit of infection control within the clinical area.

NB: The above does not purport to be an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to indicate the range and type of duties required. The duties of the post may alter to reflect changing practice or demands of the service.

Statutory Responsibilities


Active engagement, participation and compliance with any other statutory responsibilities applicable to the role, as amended from time to time.



Essential: 1st Level Registered Nurse with NMC Registration.


Desirable: In possession of or commitment to work towards a level 2 vocational award in health and social care. Teaching and Mentorship qualification.



Essential: 2 Years Post qualification experience working across general nursing. Thorough knowledge of NMC Code (2015)

Technical Work Based Skills


Desirable: Ability to manage risks and complaints.

General skills / attributes


Essential: Excellent communications and team working skills. Basic Keyboard skills.



Essential: 2 Years Post qualification experience working across general nursing. Thorough knowledge of NMC Code (2015)

Personal Attributes


Appointees to this role will be required to adhere to and perform their duties in line with the standards identified in the States of Jersey tier 6 core accountabilities attributes and behaviour indicators.


Across the Jersey public service, the scope of our work means our people enjoy a wider range of opportunities – to work with recognised experts across teams, learn new skills and develop their careers. We actively look to recruit people from different backgrounds, with diverse perspectives. This creates a richer, more varied environment, where you’re exposed to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new opportunities, so you can develop an exciting and rewarding career.


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