Band 6 Home Haemodialysis Clinical Nurse Specialist- Renal Medicine

The closing date is 8th Oct 2023

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Band 6 Home Haemodialysis Clinical Nurse Specialist at the QEHB. Experience in haemodialysis is essential.

The successful candidate works autonomously and is responsible on a day-to-day basis for the organization, coordination, communication and transfer to the home haemodialysis service. The post holder will support the development and provision of the home haemodialysis program within the trust. They will provide a nurse led assessment of all patients that are referred to the home haemodialysis program. They will be responsible in providing training and support to patients and their families who have chosen to undertake home haemodialysis. They will coordinate the rotation of patients between home haemodialysis and in-centre units.

You will be the patient's advocate working closely with inpatient and outpatient services and community teams across.

We are looking for someone who works well in a team, has excellent interpersonal skills in all areas as you will be communicating with patients, relatives and staff, initiate and share ideas with the team and must be able to prioritise your workload.

If you would like to know more about the post or arrange an informal visit, please contact Colette Doyle or Myra Casero on 01213718340.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

In partnership with members of the multi-disciplinary team the post holder will develop individual competence and knowledge which will support the provision and evaluation of seamless specialists nursing services, ensuring patients receive the highest standards of clinical care. Through work-based learning and development the post holder will develop specialist knowledge and skills, demonstrated through the provision of advice, education and support to staff, patients, families and carers. Whilst undertaking the role the post holder will be supported by a more experience nurse or nurses to enable them to achieve competence in agreed areas of specialist practice through exposure, training and education to agreed levels of competence to enable autonomous practice within the speciality. Be visible and available to patients, carers and relatives whilst providing continuing support and advise. These will include visiting on a regular basis in a variety of settings including home, in-hospital and dialysis centres. It is essential to have access to a vehicle and have a clean drivers' license. It is also essential that documentation should be done electronically and accessible to all the MDT.

The post holder will actively undertake and participate in clinical audit and service evaluation within the specialist area.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification



* Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration

* Evidence of post registration CPD /post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience



* Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC

* Significant post registration experience, with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice

* Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence

* Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality

* Experience and enthusiasm for teaching/assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting

* Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment

* Demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice-based supervisor /assessor as detailed in the NMC

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Colette Doyle 


Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 


Band 6 


£35392.00  to £42618.00 Yearly 



Working pattern

Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number


Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital 
Mindelsohn Way 
West Midlands 
B15 2TH 


This vacancy is closed to applications.