Sepsis/Acute Kidney Injury Nurse

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year Per annum inclusive of 5% high cost area supplement
Closing date
14 Jun 2023
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sepsis/AKI Lead Nurse at The Princess Alexandra Hospital whose role will be providing clinical leadership, education and training to improve the outcomes for patients with sepsis.

This is a key role to ensure we develop and embed clinical expertise in the care and management of patients with Sepsis and Acute Kidney Injury, whilst ensuring that the quality performance indicators and outcome improvements are met.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, highly motivated nurse to provide clinical leadership, vision and direction to our clinical areas. You will deliver divisional and corporate Trust objectives and drive efficient and effective service delivery.

Main duties of the job

This is a key role to the delivery of performance improvement, facilitating the development, implementation and ongoing adherence of the sepsis programme protocols and therapies.

The role will support the Medical Director and patient safety team in ensuring there is a culture that prioritises sustained improvement and safety. The post holder will demonstrate quality improvement and will be responsible for ensuring data is collected, collated, monitored and presented in a timely manner and in line with National compliance.

About us

We are an innovative, forward thinking and friendly organisation with a very exciting future. Over the next five years we are on a digital transformation journey leading us to our brand new hospital.

You'll be part of the team leading and supporting our organisation in a diverse and challenging role; a role which can make a significant difference to our patients, people and the future direction of our services.

Our people demonstrate energy and commitment towards improving the care and experiences provided to our patients and the drive to be an 'outstanding' organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached job description and person specification, available to download at any time.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse or Midwife (part 1 or part 10 of the register)
  • Evidence of continued professional studies related to area of speciality
  • Teaching qualification such as practice assessor or mentorship


  • Educated to masters level or equivalent
  • Professional Nurse Advocate

Knowledge and Experience


  • In-depth knowledge of sepsis and AKI National guidelines and best practice
  • Evidence of presentation/teaching skills
  • Experience of establishing effective working relationships at a high level across a range of external stakeholders
  • In depth knowledge of the current AKI targets
  • Experience of achieving solutions through negotiation and influencing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team


  • Experience of communicating openly and effectively to a range of audiences demonstrating sensitivity and transparency



  • Problem solving skills
  • A strong sense of personal accountability coupled to a clear understanding of the boundaries around delegated authority.
  • Excellent written communication skills with an ability to communicate complex information in a range of formats including reports and presentations.
  • An ability to represent the Trust position effectively to external audiences at a senior level


  • Ability to be intellectually flexible and to look beyond existing structures, ways of working, boundaries and organizations to be innovative
  • Ability to interpret and act upon data

Personal Attributes


  • Highly self-motivated - possesses high internal work standards, sets themselves and helps others to set attainable goals; wants to do better things, to improve, to be more effective and efficient; measure progress against target
  • Flexibility - able to adapt to ensure achievement of objectives within constantly changing situations and environments
  • Staff experience - committed to ensuring positive experience for our staff

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