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Renal Specialist Practitioner

Job Reference: 156-1846505

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Renal Unit

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Renal Specialist Practitioner based at RCHT.

The job involves discussing, supporting and liaising with patients (and carers) in their decision to change their renal replacement therapy pathway, stop dialysis, or choose a conservative management pathway. The successful applicant will be responsible for the planning, co-ordination, and evaluation of the long-term implications of social, physical, psychological, and emotional health and wellbeing of all renal patients in the County. Whilst carrying out this role the successful candidate need to manage meetings of a sensitive nature, and also take an active role in end of life care and end of life care planning.

A part of this role includes managing the PRMS service which is monitoring patients’ blood results who are discharged from Nephrology clinic but remain under the care of the team. This is alongside communicating, collaborating, advocating and liaising with other clinical specialists within the primary and secondary setting to ensure consistent integrated and seamless approaches to patient care.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage, organise and prioritise straight forward tasks and adjust own workload as required.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Renal Unit Manager Frank Sciuto 01872 258570 or the Clinical Matron Sarah Budden

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If your application is successful, your details will be retained for as long as you remain our employee (and for a suitable time as required following your date of leaving). If your application is unsuccessful, your job application and related documents will be retained confidentially for a period of 13 months and then destroyed. If you have any questions relating to how we handle your personal data please contact the Trust’s Data Protection Officer by email

We are committed to ensuring all of our colleagues are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Home Office requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

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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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