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Renal Specialist Nurse

Employer
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly motivated individuals with at least 2 years recent renal/acute experience to join the Chronic Kidney Disease Team.

As a Renal Specialist Nurse working within a nursing team you will be responsible for caring for patients with progressive chronic kidney disease, preparing them with individualised care and education for renal replacement therapies, transplantation or conservative management.

The department is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Closed weekends and bank holidays.

The advertised role is full time, there is some flexibility with working hours, although this will have to be within the departmental operating hours. Part time working may be considered if service needs are met.

Main duties of the job

In the CKD department you will assist in the management of patients with all aspects of chronic kidney disease, you will be involved in coordinating care for patients with CKD 4 to 5, preparing and educating them for dialysis, or conservative management. You will be involved in anaemia management for patients with CKD. You will also participate in clinics off site at Walsall and Cannock, either nurse-led or as part of the MDT. You will also be expected to do home visits to patients as required. You will be working closely with the Transplant Team and assist in transplant education and workup.

You will need to be a competent/confident individual as you will be required to work autonomously and will manage your own caseload of patients.

You will work closely with members of the multidisciplinary team and therefore must be an excellent communicator and possess excellent organisational skills.

You will be expected also to dictate your own letters from clinic reviews and make referrals to other departments and services when necessary.

You will have evidence of relevant post registration education. The V300 prescribing prescribing qualification is desirable. Otherwise evidence that you are working towards it.

There are plenty of opportunities to learn and attend conferences where appropriate to expand your skills and learning.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Specialist Nurse Job Description.

Co-ordinating care and facilitating care and reviews for patients with CKD 5, preparing and educating them for renal replacement therapy (RRT), and also for patients being managed conservatively.

You will be involved with anaemia management for patients with CKD 4 -5 for which cannulation skills are desirable to be able to administer IV iron. Otherwise you will be expected to undertake cannulation skills training and competencies.

You will need to be a competent/confident and organised individual, as you will be required to work autonomously and will manage your own caseload of patients. You will be required to work autonomously, as you will be involved in clinics off site, at both Walsall and Cannock Hospitals, which can be either nurse-led or as part of the MDT.

You will be expected to follow up any tests from your clinics and make changes where needed, liaising with the nephrologists and or senior specialist nursing colleagues. You will be expected to dictate your own letters from clinic reviews and may have to make referrals to other departments and services.

You will also be expected to do home visits to patients under your care as required.

You will be working closely with the Transplant Team and assist in transplant education and workup.

You will work closely with members of the multidisciplinary team and therefore must be an excellent communicator and possess excellent organisational skills. You will work closely with the dialysis and home therapies team when coordinating patients to start RRT.

You will have evidence of relevant post registration education. As a renal specialist nurse the V300 prescribing qualification is desirable, otherwise you will be required to undertake this once established in post.

As part of the role induction you will spend time with the transplant team and home therapies team and haemodialysis team to be able to effectively educate patients about RRT. You will be expected to complete competencies within 12 months.

A UK driving licence is preferable as part of the role involves working off site and visiting patients at home.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant post graduate specialty qualification or equivalent renal/ acute experience and knowledge
  • Current NMC qualification
  • 2 years post registration experience in acute setting


Desirable

  • Health assessment module level 6 or above and non medical prescribing qualification


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to apply knowledge and skills to a broad range of clinically and professionally challenging situations


Desirable

  • IV cannulation competency achieved


Experience

Essential

  • critical thinking, reflection and analysis to inform clinical assessments


Desirable

  • Any relevant renal experience


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Address

New Cross Hospital

Wednesfield Road

Wolverhampton

WV10 0QP

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225-DIV2-6285755

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