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Paediatric Renal Transplant and Transition Nurse Specialist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024
We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, experienced paediatric nurse to join the specialist children's renal service. The post holder will be working closely with the paediatric renal team to develop and advance paediatric renal nursing practice across various care settings.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential to this role. You will need to demonstrate a practical, forward thinking approach to service development and evaluation and the ability to work well within a team.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will manage a caseload of children and young people from pre-dialysis, transplantation work up, post-transplant, through to transition to adult services. The post holder will work with the child and family, and wider multi-agency team to support young people transitioning to adult services.

The clinical nurse specialist will also cover renal outpatients and haemodialysis depending on service demands, training will be provided. Once trained the right candidate may be expected to support the Haemodialysis on call

Routine responsibilities include promotion, identification, assessment and management of care of potential paediatric transplant patients. To act as a point of contact for families, multidisciplinary team, other hospitals and other agencies in the community for specialist advice and information. To support young people transitioning to adult services, participating in the Transition Youth Program workshops.

Home and school visits are also an integral part of the role, supporting young people transitioning to adult services.

For more information please contact:

Rhian Pearson -

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focused on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Well being. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • First Level registration (Child)
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD


  • Teaching and assessing in clinical practice/teaching qualification



  • Demonstrable experience in relevant paediatric service
  • Significant post registration experience


  • Experience of managing own caseload in relevant speciality



  • Evidence of ability to work independently
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills


  • Involvement in audit and research
  • Evidence of presenting work within and outside the organisation

Special knowledge


  • Evidence of specific knowledge and skills in specialty

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Children's Hospital for Wales


CF14 4XW

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