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Band 5/6 Renal Nurse - CAPD

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse to join our busy CAPD Unit at Heartlands. The post will be a band 5/6 post depending on experience.

The CAPD unit is an outpatient based unit who provide care and support for patients who require treatment for End Stage Renal Failure.

Our working times are from 8am -- 4pm Monday to Friday.

We provide holistic care and education to a variety of patients with complex kidney conditions.

Patients are able to perform peritoneal dialysis at home which allows them to continue working and maintain their independence and quality of life.

Our PD programme has grown considerably over the last 2 years and we need a nurse who will be able to support this growing population

We currently have approximately 130 patients on PD. The patients are offered various forms of treatment including CAPD, APD and AAPD.

We are currently expanding our patient numbers with a focus on channelling them towards this dialysis modality.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced registered nurse with excellent communication skills who is committed to the care and treatment of renal patients undertaking PD as a home therapy and is able to excel in a busy environment.

The role of a PD nurse is a very autonomous role and involves running nurse led outpatient clinics, monitoring PD inpatients, training patients how to perform their own PD and also visiting patients in the community and providing ongoing training and support.

It is preferable that the post holder has experience in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease and has an understanding of peritoneal dialysis and a strong understanding of chronic illness.

If you want to work within a positive and supportive team then please don't hesitate to contact us for more information or to arrange an informal visit.

The post holder will be required to work Monday to Friday with some flexibility in shift patterns.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration
  • *Evidence of post registration CPD / post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to FHEQ Level 6



  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • *Significant post registration experience, with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • *Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • *Experience and enthusiasm for teaching/assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • *Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • *Demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice-based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the NMC

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