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Community Clinical Nurse Specialist (Renal)

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024
We are excited to announce a Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist position with the Renal Community Team.

This is a unique opportunity for a passionate and experienced Renal Nurse to join a close-knit team to provide care in the community for a caseload of pre-dialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. The team consists of 6 Nurse Specialists covering North, East, South and West Devon (including Exeter) and South, West and Mid-Somerset.

The successful applicant will have a geographical area of which they are responsible for. They will have support from the other Renal Community Nurses and wider Renal MDT to manage their patients. This role requires flexibility and the ability to work well under pressure. Previous experience of managing a caseload of patients would be advantageous but not essential.

The role includes managing a caseload of patients, education to patients, their families and both staff in the community and on the Renal Ward. Hepatitis B vaccination clinics, consultant peritoneal dialysis clinics, advanced kidney care clinics, emotional support to patients, liaising with primary care and running nurse-led local clinics. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide a support to the Home Haemodialysis team, therefore knowledge of home haemodialysis would be advantageous.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

We are looking for an experienced Renal Nurse to join the Renal Community team. Previous experience of managing a caseload of patients is desirable as is an in-depth knowledge of all forms of renal replacement therapies. Experience looking after patients on home therapies especially peritoneal dialysis would also be expected.

The successful candidate should be an excellent communicator and approachable. They should be organised and able to work both independently and part of a team.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Assess, develop and implement specialist renal nursing care programmes and provide advice, education, support and care to people with chronic / end stage kidney disease in the community setting.
  • Provide specialist advice to primary and secondary care teams in geographical caseload area.
  • Provide ongoing emotional and psychological support to patients and their families.
  • Participate in and evaluate research and clinical audit in relation to specialty to inform and improve future practice
  • Providing education, information and advice to patients and their families regarding kidney disease and renal replacement therapy options

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00. On-call rota to cover weekends and bank holidays (08:00 to 16:00 daily), on a rotational basis. No nights or routine weekend working.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Charlotte Callaghan Senior Renal Clinical Nurse Specialist on 01392 406418 or

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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