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Nephrology Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Band 6 nurse to join the Paediatric Nephrology Nurse Specialist team at Southampton Children's Hospital. The successful candidate must have experience working in Paediatric Nephrology and ideally have some experience in both haemo and peritoneal dialysis. The CNS service covers core working hours there is some flexibility in shift patterns.

The Paediatric Nephrology service accepts patients from across the Wessex region a population of approximately 8.4million. We have inpatient beds on a shared specialism ward, with a separate haemodialysis unit housing 4 stations. In addition we have a large Chronic Kidney Disease out patient population and burgeoning transplant service.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What youll do

Working with the existing multidisciplinary team you will be responsible for:

Supporting patients with stage 3 and 4 Chronic Kidney Disease in an outpatient setting, providing specialist nursing care to the patients and their families. Dealing with sensitive and distressing situations, managing these is an appropriate manner Managing your own work load, assessing and prioritising with agreed specialist guidelines Contributing to the development of the specialist service, ensuring documentation and programmes of care are updated regularly. Ensuring documentation is completed to Trust policy and in accordance with NMC requirements Participating in the on-call rota (advice only) and having involvement with PD and/or transplant clinics Building good working relationships with the multidisciplinary team and providing support to staff on the ward

What were looking forWed love to hear from childrens nurses with experience of working in a leadership capacity, who can evidence ongoing education and qualifications appropriate to this speciality. You must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to patient care and the public, as well as the ability to meet robust clinical operational demands.

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Degree qualification, 120 credits at L6 or possess an equivalent knowledge to be assessed through evidence of relevant specialist training, experience or portfolio
  • Post registration qualification within area of speciality
  • Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice or evidence assessed to be of equivalent experience, demonstrating support to a range of learners in practice. Provide evidence of both supporting a range of learners in practice and supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Extensive post registration experience within specialist area.
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service
  • Understanding of personal accountability


  • Counselling qualification
  • Registered on MSc Pathway - completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Palliative care course
  • IT training
  • Change Management, clinical practice development
  • Multidisciplinary team working

Skills and competencies


  • Ability to learn and assimilate information quickly
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • General IT skills
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Teamwork
  • Working under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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