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Home Dialysis Staff Nurse

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
This post is based in the home dialysis department within nephrology and transplant. Your role will include supporting nephrology patients to undertake their own treatment of peritoneal dialysis or haemodialysis in their homes. This is aligned to Welsh Renal Network strategic priority of increasing access and uptake of home dialysis.

The Home Dialysis Team supports patients who are able to undertake their own haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis in their home. It is a developing service looking to expand to support more people with the option to dialyse independently within the community.We are looking for a patient focused, enthusiastic staff nurse to join the multi-disciplinary team. Ideally, we would like someone with dialysis knowledge and skills and/or community experience but training will be given with an induction tailored to the requirements of the successful candidate.

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

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would then work within the David Thomas Dialysis Unit (DTU), University Hospital of Wales (UHW), the home training unit, Cardiff south dialysis unit and individual patient homes as required to meet the needs of our patients.

The small but expanding team sits within the Nephrology and Transplant Directorate where you have an opportunity to see the whole patient journey through various renal replacement therapies including the only Transplant Centre in Wales. You would also work closely with the Chronic Kidney Disease and Vascular Access Clinical Nurse Specialists.This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference within the multi-disciplinary team developing a service that allows patients to live more independently with a chronic illness.

It will be required that the successfully candidatehas their own transport and is able to travel as required to the South East Wales dialysis units and patient homes. To be able to assist and support the Team Leader with service improvement projects, help maximise potential of all the team, participate in staff education and development for the whole directorate.

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 isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision 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, Cardiffand 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 or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Experience
  • Skills


  • Continuing profeessional education/development

Ability to work in community


  • Work in community

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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