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Chronic Kidney Disease Nurse B6

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Band 6 Chronic Kidney Disease nurse

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to progress in their career and learn with an enthusiastic and committed team.

The post holder will provide high quality care and advice to patients and their families with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) within a clinic setting and in conjunction with members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT).

For more information regarding role and responsibilities, please see attached job description attached.

Main duties of the job

  • Play an integral role in the delivery of care to patients with chronic renal impairment.
  • Ensure continuing day to day provision of specialist care and guidance for pre-dialysis patients in North Cumbria in conjunction with the MDT.
  • Act in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct.
  • Perform / request blood and radiological investigations where necessary. Analyse results and seek advice from medical staff, making recommendations for change in treatment where appropriate.
  • Clearly communicate the patient's chosen care pathway to the multidisciplinary team, enabling assured feedback, support and consistency in the patient's ongoing treatment.
  • Deliver patient care in clinics, visits and telephone communication. Provide home visits to known patients when requested.
  • Utilise communication skills when discussing patient's condition / treatment, outlining disease processes and consequences. Build up rapport with patients and their relatives, enabling difficult and complex issues to be discussed, making every effort to maintain understanding of condition and treatment plan, by providing relevant information, education and advice.
  • Inform patients about treatment options available, including the option of not dialysing and the implications of their choice. Support patients, carers and staff as needed, particularly those who have opted not to dialyse.
  • Assess and interpret conditions relating to the care of patients with chronic renal impairment and identify appropriate clinical situations requiring medical practitioner input.
  • Act as anaemia coordinator for the CKD population optimising iron and erythropoietin therapy as per agreed protocols.
  • Work with other multidisciplinary team members in delivering an evidence based approach to management of patients prior to dialysis.
  • Review patient's nutritional status with renal dietitians, referring as required

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with active registration.
  • Coaching and mentoring register or ENB136 /ENB998


  • Further relevant postgraduate development at level 6 or above



  • All aspects of renal / nephrology nursing.
  • Teaching within a health care setting



  • Continuing professional development with portfolio
  • All aspects of renal medicine
  • Current developments within nursing.
  • Budget management
  • Risk management.
  • Quality issues

Skills and Aptitude


  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to work within a team or independently
  • Competent in cannulation, drug administration, taking blood
  • Computer literate, able to work with databases and spreadsheets
  • Analytical skills - information and problem solving.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.


  • Organisational Skills

Personal Circumstances


  • Positive approach to change.

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