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Practice Development Nurse

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To further support the on-going development of our Nephrology and Transplant nursing workforce we are looking to recruit an experienced renal nurse in a Practice Development Nurse role.

It is essential that the successful candidate has extensive Nursing experience within the Nephrology and Transplant setting including Haemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis and Transplantation.

Evidence of providing learning support knowledge of Change Management Theories Research Awareness and Experience of Implementing Changes in Practice are also essential.

Candidates should have a passion for nurse development and staff wellbeing.

Candidates are also required to have knowledge of current Developments in Nursing Practice Clinical Governance, Standard Setting and Quality Assurance and excellent understanding of clinical and professional requirements, according to external policies/ standards and external bodies (NMC etc).

Main duties of the job

The predominant part of the role will be to maintain a high level of visibility within the nephrology and transplant areas, building positive relationships, and maintaining excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will support the delivery and achievement of the workforce development and sustainability strategy in line with the nursing objectives and will work closely alongside another Practice Development nurse as well as the Lead and Senior Nursing team.

To assist the directorate with the ongoing development of staff well-being and help to facilitate an environment and culture of staff support and engagement.

To devise, deliver and evaluate training programmes of clinically relevant education to ensure the professional development of all members of the nursing and support staff team. Education and Training programmes required for delivery will be identified through a variety of processes including training needs analysis, service development reviews, bespoke requests and clinical audits.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the Transplant Recipient on call rota on a Monday - Friday basis.

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

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 focussed 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 Wellbeing. 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.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered
  • Appropriate Nursing Qualification


  • Recent professional experience within renal nursing
  • Evidence of implementing change in clinical practice
  • Evidence of supervising staff



  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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