NEPHROLOGY & TRANSPLANT DIRECTORATE
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust
The Nephrology and Transplant Directorate offers a regional service covering South East, West and parts of Mid Wales serving a population of 2.2 million. We provide a comprehensive range of patient services, extending from early detection and conservative management in the pre-dialysis clinic, to the provision of maintenance programmes to treat renal failure i.e. peritoneal dialysis (PD), haemodialysis (HD)and transplantation. Currently there are 1058 transplant(May 2016); 83 PD (May 2016) and 483 HD (May 2016) patients on our programme and last year we performed 101 transplants(2015-16).
Exciting developments within the Directorate include:
A community based Peritoneal & Haemodialysis service.
Development of a high dependency unit with state of the art monitoring systems and provision of on-line haemofiltration and haemodialfiltration therapies.
The introduction of specialist nurse roles: in the area of transplantation (live donor and recipient co-ordinators; transplant nurse specialist) in pre-dialysis we have appointed 4 Case Managementnurses, and we have a Home Dialysis Sister who manages our expanding home haemodialysis programme.
Our Practice Development nurse supports professional development and clinical skills
Introduction of a controlled non-heart beating donor transplant programme
Development of a dedicated Renal Transplant Centre.
Research: Cardiff is a centre of excellence in terms of medical andscientific research, and there are currently many research projects inboth transplant and nephrology in progress.
Opportunities for Nurses
The unit has an educational philosophy, which encourages &supports nurses in their development as clinical practitioners, enabling them to advance their clinical, professional and personal development opportunities and achieve their full potential.
The UWCM renal nursing module (degree & diploma level) to all trained nurses with full funding and study leave.
The critical care module (double diploma credit) with full funding and study leave.
A development programme for all staff inexperienced in nephrology and transplant with full mentorship, and rotation through all areas togain a full range of skills.
We offer flexible working patterns and hours to suit individual needs.
Opportunities to undertake BSc and MSc courses and attendance at BRS, BTS and other affiliated conferences
Nephrology and Transplant Directorate Manager