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Lead Specialist Nurse – Renal Transplant

Job Reference: 358-2099521-RRC

University Hospitals of Leicester
Renal Transplant
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£44,606 – £50,819 pa

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Clinical Management Group – Renal, Respiratory, Cardiac and Vascular (RRCV)

Lead Specialist Nurse – Renal Transplant

Base Site – Leicester General Hospital (with a requirement to work cross-site at

Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital)

Band 8A - £44,606 - £50,819

Contract – Permanent, Full-time

Hours – 37.5/week

Are you highly-motivated, dynamic and looking to make a real difference to patient and staff experience? Are you able to inspire and motivate teams?

The Transplant Service, based at Leicester General Hospital, is one of the highest performing units in the UK. The service has a dedicated and experienced team who specialise in the care of patients who are preparing for a kidney transplant or who have had a kidney transplant.

To accommodate a significant growth in the number of transplants performed, the Transplant Service has developed to improve the continuum of care between pre and post-transplant patients. The Transplant Service performs over 125 kidney transplants each year, including live donors (current year 40 +).

This is a brilliant opportunity for a Renal Nurse, with skills and passion for transplantation, to extend their portfolio in a senior Clinical Nurse Specialist leadership post.

The successful postholder will enable the Transplant Nursing Team to provide excellent care through his or her inspirational leadership and skillful management. He or she will work as a change agent and will facilitate service improvements across the Transplant pathway.

There is also an exciting opportunity to lead the Transplant Team through the relocation of this service to Glenfield Hospital in 2021, in line with the University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust’s reconfiguration programme.

The successful candidate will be expected to work clinically with patients both in terms of work-up and in having received a kidney transplant. They will also have a role in the care of live kidney donors.

If you have significant senior nursing experience, are able to display excellent communication skills, are highly-motivated and passionate and are able to evidence involvement in high impact change alongside delivery of key nursing outcomes to enhance patient experience, do not miss out on this great opportunity!

Professional development and investment in this key leadership role will be seen as a priority, with a bespoke programme designed to meet the needs of the successful candidate.

Closing Date 6th December  2019


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information, please contact:

Mr Atul Bagul - Consultant Transplant Surgeon/Head of Transplant Services on 0116 258 4658,


Mrs Geraldine Davies – General Manager on 0116 258 4116

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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