Acute Kidney Injury Nurse Specialist Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

Band 7

Main area

Acute Kidney Injury Service


Band 7


Permanent: Internal secondment would be considered with line manager’s permission


Part time – 18.75 hours per week (Monday to Friday, no night duties involved)

Job ref



Queens Medical Centre campus of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust




£40,057 – £45,839 Per Annum

Salary period



14/08/2022 23:59

Job overview

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has the energy and drive, together with extensive experience as a first level registered nurse with a background in acute care, to join our AKI team of nurse specialists.

The AKI team is both proactive working across the organisation on reducing the incidents/impact of AKI as well as reactive to the daily needs of the AKI inpatient population. The role works closely with the rostered consultant nephrologist but is independent and autonomous with its own daily workload.

Queens Medical Centre is part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust formed in 2006 we are now one of the biggest and busiest acute trusts in England. We have achieved both a national and international reputation for many of our specialist services including stroke, renal, neurosciences, cancer services. The major trauma centre (based at QMC) is one of a national network of specialist centres. This means the workload is always varied and always interesting.

Main duties of the job

The role will provide and lead a 5 day service, which does not include nights, and is based at Queens Medical Centre campus.

Along with your specialist nurse colleagues, and with the support of the rostered consultant nephrologist, you will manage a caseload of patients with acute kidney injury ensuring key clinical interventions are undertaken. You will be expected to liaise with the whole spectrum of the MDT to ensure all clinical measures are delivered. You will also support the increase in awareness and understanding of AKI sharing your specialist knowledge during the day-to-day interactions with individuals and teams across the trust as well as providing dedicated education sessions.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive, and patient-focused workforce.

Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them.

Our values are: Caring and Helpful; Safe and Vigilant for our patients and colleagues; Being Clinically Excellent and driving innovation to meet the needs of our patients; Using our Resources wisely whilst; Providing Quality products, services and experiences for staff and patients.

If you are a committed, flexible, team-player who insists in the best possible care for your patients and are ready to become part of the AKI team then we’d love to hear from you

Some of the benefits of working for our organisation include:
Flexible working

Opportunities for to be innovative/creative in the workplace

Friendly and supportive work colleagues within the team

Salary sacrifice schemes

Cycle to work and travel

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail, please read the attached job description and person specification documents

You will be responsible for the provision of delivering specialist nursing knowledge and advice on care and treatment for a defined patient group working as a core member of the multi-disciplinary team.

This role involves working as part of a specialist team involved in identifying patients with AKI using an e-alert system. This will include demonstrating expert practice and highly specialised advice in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care.

The role will involve education of both nursing and medical staff in the recognition and treatment of AKI.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

Current first level NMC registration

Degree in health/nursing related studies or be working towards

Suitable teaching and assessing qualification

Desirable criteria

Masters level degree

Research training/experience


Essential criteria

Extensive post-registration experience in an acute care setting

Evidence of ability to act as a mentor

Experience working with specialty specific patients

Experience in use of hospital information systems and IT packages

Desirable criteria

Nephrology or critical care experience

Communication and relationship

Essential criteria

Able to present and receive complex clinical information to a multi-professional audience

Able to convey sensitive information in an empathic manner to staff and patients / clients

Evidence of providing formal teaching sessions

Analytical and Judgement

Essential criteria

Able to respond to problems / situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place

Desirable criteria

Ability to generate, analyse and present reports and documents

Planning and organisation

Essential criteria

Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and able recognise and respond appropriately to urgent situations

Evidence of leadership experience


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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