Nursing - Renal Transplant Specialist Nurse

  • Department Specialist Nurses- Renal
  • Salary £33,706.00 – £40,588 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/09/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-RSN-886
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 22.5 hours per week

Job overview

Do you have a passion for Live Kidney Donor Transplantation and early transplant listing for patients with Kidney disease?

Could you advocate for patients raising the profile of this important aspect of kidney care?

If so an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 nurse to join our Renal Transplant Specialist Nursing team.

The post holder will work as part of the renal transplant specialist nursing team, in the delivery of the transplantation service in the Midlands and as part of a Multi-Disciplinary/Multi Service team to ensure a consistent and integrated approach to patient care.

You will be responsible for on-going management of the patients in their pathway from assessment to activation onto the National waiting list or for live donor transplant and improving patient access to live donation by promoting the programme to the local population and patient cohort.


Main duties of the job

The post holder will develop and implement pathways for cadaveric transplant listing and living  donor transplant work up.  They will also act to drive forward the trusts clinical governance agenda ensuring that the quality of patient care is central to all relevant systems and processes.

They will assist in the introduction of new policies, procedures and standards relating to transplant listing and work-up, and will ensure the efficient and effective utilisation of resources to deliver optimum quality care.

They will be responsible for the education, teaching and updating of patients, staff and junior Doctors within Renal Services.

Future developments within this role will include nurse led clinics and yearly follow-up clinics for living kidney donors.  They will also be involved with developing nurse led clinics for stable transplanted patients.

The post holder will work flexibly to meet the needs of transplant services for the Trust, and this full time post will require you to work four days a week across the Trust.

Working for our organisation

We are currently a small team expanding with this new exciting post and are a very friendly team who work together well and will always do the best for the patient.

We work well with other units always in a friendly atmosphere.

Working as part of the renal multi disciplinary team and educating the patients about transplant options that me be a available to them,  as well as helping them with their renal journey. 

We get to know our patients very well and for many years we support them on their journey.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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