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Nurse Specialist Renal Home Therapies

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
Join our expert Clinical Nurse Specialists in Renal as part of our Home Therapies team.

We are currently recruiting to these two exciting opportunities:

One permanent band 6 and one Band 6 rotation post (8 months rotation for internal candidates only)

Both roles will be based across Home Therapies, therefore including Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Haemodialysis. We are looking for applicants with a willingness to learn and a passion for providing high quality patient care. The applicants do not have to be fully competent in these modalities, full training will be provided.

You will play an intrinsic part of a dynamic team ensuring the teaching and co-ordination of care for our patient and families dialysing at home. You will work in partnership with our welcoming, supportive and expert team of consultants and CNSs across the outpatient service.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work across the home therapies service.Where mentioned home therapies and home dialysis relates to the care of patients on either home haemodialysis or home peritoneal dialysis.

- Provide appropriate care, advice and support for renal patients and families

- Provide appropriate information and sign posting to patients and families.

- To promote home therapies, where appropriate with children and families

- To provide information, clinical advice and support to children in chronic and end stage renal failure and their families who may require dialysis in a timely manner.

- To train suitable families to be able to independently provide safe and effective dialysis within their own home.

- To safely discharge children into the community, ensuring they have and understand their treatment parameters.

- To be accessible to children and their families on home therapies to provide information, clinical advice and support.

- To act as an advocate for the child and family on home dialysis

- To ensure the provision of psychosocial care of children and their families

-Working closely with members of the MDT both within the trust and

outside agencies, to ensure patients are fully supported within the


- Maintain open communication with the multi-disciplinary team in respect

of the child's clinical condition and whole family needs.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • GOSH Values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Child Nurse/RN adult with relevant specialty experience
  • Evidence of ongoing continued professional development within the speciality to demonstrate clinical competencies
  • Possession of a relevant degree or in the process of obtaining
  • Basic life support


  • Master's Modules-working towards Enhanced Clinical Practice



  • Renal experience at band 6/Senior 5 level or equivalent
  • Teaching, clinical supervision and managerial experience
  • Experience of coordinating and managing Renal patient care
  • Excellent Renal knowledge
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues


  • Previous experience of research, audit and quality improvement
  • Previous experience of decision making and problem solving
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints



  • Excellent paediatric clinical skills
  • Renal specialist skills - home haemo/peritoneal dialysis
  • Able to work across professional team and organisational boundaries
  • Effective managerial, leadership and organisational skills
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise
  • Administrating oral and IV mediations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hopsital

Great Ormond Street



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