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Paediatric CKD and Pre-Renal Transplantation Clinical Nurse Specialist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
27 May 2024
The Nephrology Department at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital was established in 1967. It was the first paediatric nephrology service in the North of England, the first to offer a dedicated paediatric haemodialysis service in 1974 and our first kidney transplant took place in 1982. The department provides a comprehensive clinical and research service for children and young people with kidney disorders from a catchment population of 3.5 million across the North West of England.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join the wider Nephrology specialist nursing team as a Chronic Kidney Disease and Pre-Renal Transplantation Clinical Nurse Specialist.

The post holder will work primarily with patients with chronic kidney disease at stages 4 & 5, and their families, to provide expertise and advice with an emphasis on timely access to the transplant programme.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:

- Lead service delivery through the North West by managing and planning all aspects of the paediatric transplantation nursing service for the Trust.

- In conjunction with the lead professionals for Paediatric Nephrology, develop regional services at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, as well as support the development of nursing practice at AHCH relevant to renal transplantation.

- Work in partnership with the adult transplantation at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, to provide a living donor programme.

- Organise and lead multidisciplinary meetings

- Providing counselling to families on the process of transplantation, working within legal frameworks

- Provide information and updates as required by NHSBT

- Prepare and deliver nurse-led clinics for patients with chronic kidney disease, stages 4 and 5, including review of routine prescriptions, blood requests and therapy plans, supported where possible by Non-Medical Prescribing.

- Provide education to patients and families regarding health promotion, treatment compliance and medication reviews.

- Lead on transitioning patients to adult services

- Act as a specialist resource providing advice for junior medical staff and GPs, nursing staff within and external to the Trust.

- Participate in the Nephrology Specialist Nurse rota to provide support to the incentre Dialysis Unit.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form. Diversity MattersMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • RN Child
  • Post-registration experience in relevant speciality


  • Non-medical Prescribing qualification
  • Clinical assessment qualification
  • Evidence of studying at Level 7



  • Current Band 6 nurse
  • Experience of interdisciplinary and multi-agency working
  • Evidence of delivering teaching programmes to staff groups


  • Competent in renal replacement therapies
  • Venepuncture/cannulation trained
  • Evidence of involvement in local/national networks



  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • IT skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to implement audit/research recommendations


  • Evidence of participation in research projects
  • Evidence of leadership development

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital


M13 9WL

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