Living donor co-ordinator

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate expert nursing care and provide Specialist nursing support to potential live donors and recipients, as well as their carers within the South West Peninsula. The post holder will have continuing responsibility for the co-ordination and organisation of individual treatment programmes throughout the living donor pathway and work to develop communication across divisional, regional, national, occasional international and organisational boundaries. This post is a key role in the multidisciplinary team. Undertake 1:6 on call for local and national donors.

Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS at Risk staff throughout Devon who is able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.

Main duties of the job

To provide information and support to people coming forward as potential living kidney donors identifying their psychological, physiological, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs.

To undertake social and physical assessment of the potential donor and request relevant investigations following the living donor pathway.

Facilitates donors and recipients matched within the kidney sharing scheme.

Coordination on the day of theatre to include liaising with ward and theatre staff, patients and their relatives. Support the retrieval and transplant process as required through the organisation of appropriate theatre times and personnel available.

To arrange appropriate follow up of live donors post donation in the live donor follow up clinic ensuring that donors are seen no less than annually.

Increase the number of potential live donors by liaising and visiting regional centres to identify patients suitable for renal transplantation and provide education to ensure that all potential transplant recipients and families are offered the option of living donor transplantation.

Develop in house specialist educational and training programmes and work with local education providers to develop post registration educational programmes and ensure they meet local need.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment.

If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100.

The Renal Transplant Team are seeking an enthusiastic individual for the post of Living Donor Coordinator. This is a fixed/secondment position to cover maternity leave for 37:5 hours per week available at Band 7 .

The role will include a 1:6 (pro-rata) on call service for local and national kidney offers.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact: Linda Boorer (01752 431211) OR Laura Ashwin 01752 36039

For an application and job description please apply on-line through NHS Jobs website at

Closing date : 27/09/2023

Anticipated Interview date is: 13/10/2023

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer, and is actively working toward a smoke-free environment. Under the Trust's Green Commuter Strategy, on site parking is restricted.

Working in partnership towards the Peninsula Medical School

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role involves coordinating the assessment of potential living kidney donors, providing timely education, facilitating the living donor journey from initial contact with the unit, through their assessments and to their planned surgery and aftercare. This includes liaising with a multitude of professionals both across the South West region and also within other transplant units across the UK to facilitate both direct donations and donations through the UK Living Kidney Sharing Scheme (UKLKSS).

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Proven renal transplant experience.
  • Demonstrable continuous personal, professional and academic development.



  • Registered Nurse.
  • Post reg. specialist qualification (renal course).


  • Counselling course.

Attitude & Aptitude


  • Able to prioritise workload, achieving a balance between clinical and other aspects of the role.
  • Deputise for the Nurse consultant

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


University Hospitals Plymouth

Derriford Road



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