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Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Nurse Specialist

Band 7

Main area
Nephrology and Transplant
Band 7
37.5 hours per week (Full time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
University Hospital of Wales
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
08/03/2021 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Nephrology and Transplant Directorate at UHW; we are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated nurse to join our Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinical Nurse Specialist workforce. The team care for patients holistically with CKD Stages 4-5 that may require some form of Renal Replacement Therapy in the future.

The aim of the service is to prepare, educate and equip patients with CKD to enable them to choose their preferred form of renal replacement therapy, to ensure clear patient pathway management, for patients  and to commence this treatment in a planned manner through the delivery of a seamless and comprehensive patient focussed service.

You should be caring, enthusiastic, committed and flexible with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will work autonomously as well as collaboratively with other specialist nurses and members of the multidisciplinary team to provide a high quality service for our patient cohort.

In return Nephrology and Transplant is a friendly motivated directorate with opportunities to support education and development.  An MSc in Renal Care is fully supported by the directorate alongside specific skills for the role development.

 We are searching for nurses who share our values that:

•We care about the people we serve and the people we work with 
•We trust one another 
•We respect each other 
•We take personal responsibility 
•We treat people with kindness 
•We act with integrity 

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

Closing Date: 08th March, 2021

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Higginson
Job title
Interim Lead Nurse
Additional information

Lisa Higginson Interim Lead Nurse, Nephrology and Transplant Directorate Tel: 02921 848038

Or Sarah Matthews, Senior Nurse, Nephrology and Transplant Directorate Tel: 02921 848876