Nursing - Renal Vascular Access Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Department Renal
  • Salary £40,057.00 – £45,839 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/10/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-RVA-756
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

We are looking for a committed, passionate, hard working band 7 nurse, to lead the renal access team as a leader and clinician. A previous sound knowledge and experience  of renal patients and their access for renal replacement therapy is vital.

Good polite, clear, concise communication skills are important with surgeons, nephrologists, radiologists, CKD team, PD nurses, secretaries and ward clerks, with a vision of maintaining and expanding the service. Supporting dialysis staff over 3 different sites giving education and advice. Leading clinics across sites, using the son-o-site machines with good understanding.  Plan line insertion and removal.  Attend MDT's and maintain a seamless pathway promoting the care and life of every renal patients access. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will function as a highly specialised clinical practitioner within the specialty, ensuring a seamless patient pathway for access procedures amongst pre dialysis patients and patients with established renal disease across The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).

They will be responsible for the management and delivery of a high quality service to ensure timely creation and maintenance of vascular access for patients with established renal failure, implementing and evaluating plans of care for a group of patients in accordance with agreed policies and professional guidelines. The post holder will  monitor and audit all access  activities and ensure that cost effective  clinical practice is maintained.

Working for our organisation

In the Renal Unit we care for patients undergoing various types of renal replacement therapy and focus on holistic care. The access nurse plays a major role in the patients journey from planning to commencing therapy and ongoing patient review. and focus on holistic care. Our aim is to provide a high quality standard of individualised care and treatment to patients with established renal failure within a safe and supportive environment by friendly, competently trained staff.

We are a small and friendly unit, with a family feel as our patients attend for treatment so frequently. We can also offer plenty of opportunities for personal development with a range of management courses on offer.

Our patients are at the centre of everything that we do, and we are looking for a compassionate nurse with excellent communication skills to ensure our patients continue to receive the highest standard of care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

Person specification

Professional /technical Qualifications

Essential criteria

Evidence of Continuing Professional development/ completion of renal accreditation/ education programme/ renal course
Recognised teaching qualification
Adult Physical Assessment Course

Desirable criteria

Degree or willingness to undertake

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria

Evidence of successfully co-ordinating, managing access issues within the multi ;professional team

Skills and Ability

Essential criteria

Ability to work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting

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 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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