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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/06/2020.

Practice Development Nurse

Job Reference: J319-SOUTHPDN001

Diaverum UK Ltd
£35,000-£39,000 dependent on previous experience


We have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Development Nurse to join Diaverum and work across our South located clinics in the UK. The Practice Development Nurse will lead the renal units in the provision of training and education programmes to support nurses and staff in delivering consistently high quality clinical care.



  • To implement the programme of orientation for new staff members in accordance with Diaverum policies and procedure
  • To ensure the ongoing provision of mandatory training for qualified and unqualified staff in accordance with Diaverum Mandatory Education policy and procedure
  • To provide a source of current specialist nursing information and educational knowledge and teaches nurses and other dialysis support staff
  • To work with the Lead Nurse UK to develop and implement training programmes for nurses to expand their clinical skills in accordance with both Diaverum and the referring Trust’s standards
  • To identify training and development needs of staff within the clinics in accordance with local and national policy
  • To act as lead coordinator for student nurse placements, ensuring adequate support throughout their placements
  • To liaise with external educational institutions and the referring Trust to evaluate and plan for new courses
  • To work with the referring NHS Trust and Diaverum Lead Nurse to initiate research projects and encourage nurses to undertake their own small research projects and support their progress.
  • To assess the short-term needs of the unit and sees that they are met. Knows who to seek advice from within and without the unit.
  • To ensure that policies and procedures and relevant legislation are understood and practised by staff.
  • To work with the Clinic Managers and mentors to ensure that the mentors are able to support nurses undergoing all training programmes.




  • Registered Nurse with the NMC
  • Renal nursing qualification (ENB 136 or equivalent)
  • Teaching qualification (ENB 998 or equivalent)
  • BA in health related studies
  • Experience in working in hospital, healthcare or customer setting
  • Experience of management support
  • Minimum 4 years experience in dialysis
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills, excellent rapport building
  • Capacity and work with initiative and independence
  • Computer literate; Good MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Healthcare system
  • Learning and Development System
  • Excellent people management and leadership
  • Excellent commercial ability and business acumen




  • 27 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays) increasing with service
  • Competitive salary
  • 15% of basic salary
  • Company Car or Call Allowance (£3,000)
  • Pension
  • Life Cover

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