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Lead Nurse Renal Supportive Care & Frailty

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Elderly care nurse, Renal nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be a skilled and committed renal nurse with experience working with people with advanced CKD who are frail or have chosen the supportive care pathway.

They will have advanced clinical skills and be able to manage their own patient caseload with a high degree of autonomy.

They will have experience of managing or leading a team, driving change, and adapting to changing service needs.

Main duties of the job

  • To work within the Care Group to provide, lead and develop a comprehensive patient-centred, nurse-led renal frailty and supportive care service.
  • To work autonomously and effectively deliver a nursing service of the highest quality to patients who have chosen supportive care those who are living with frailty on renal replacement therapy and those who choose to withdraw from dialysis.
  • To provide clinical, management and professional leadership to nursing staff at all levels across the department.
  • To develop communication and collaborative working with local geriatric and palliative care services in secondary and primary care and other community services for older people.
  • To be a specialist resource in supportive/elderly care and frailty providing high quality comprehensive advice, information, education and support to clinical teams, patients, carers and families.
  • To autonomously manage a case-load of renal patients and provide comprehensive nursing care to those with frailty, supportive, palliative and end of life care needs, ensuring that patients are fully informed and supported by providing clinical and social support.
  • To establish clear lines of communication between teams to ensure cohesive multidisciplinary management of patients.
  • To take a role in research, audit and measuring quality indicators within the specialty.
  • To develop all staff within the multidisciplinary team, providing support, advice, formal and informal education.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and well being and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
  • The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and well being and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
  • To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.
  • We want to be an organisation where everyone shares a commitment to delivering the very best care and feels like their contribution is valuable and valued.

See attached job description.

Person Specification

Essential and desirable


  • Renal Specialist course or equivalent
  • Evidence of post registration education at degree level
  • UK driving licence
  • Ability to both influence and work across professional boundaries
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills including presentations and publications
  • Knowledge and experience of caring for people with CKD stage 5
  • Change and project management
  • Performing audit or research


  • Palliative Care qualification
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment Qualification
  • Team / personnel management

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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