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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Diabetes Specialist Care Team
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (7.5 hours per day over 3 days)
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Heysham Medical Centre
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
02/08/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Diabetes Specialist Nurse 

With access to the Diabetes Specialist Team, providing evidence based and high quality diabetes care and education 

Providing specialist Diabetes advice to patients, carers/relatives, and the multidisciplinary team. 

Contributing to the organisation and delivery of ongoing education and training for other healthcare professionals. 

Main duties of the job

To support people with diabetes by providing diabetes care and education on a one to one basis or in groups

To assess, plan, implement & evaluate individualised programmes of evidence based care providing specialist Diabetes advice to patients, carers/relatives, and the multidisciplinary team. 

To contribute to the organisation and delivery of ongoing education and training for other healthcare professionals. 

In conjunction with the Diabetes Multidisciplinary team assist in the development, implementation and adoption of local diabetes care policies and guidelines. 

Working for our organisation

All Registered Nurses of University Hospital Morecambe Bay NHS Trust must adhere to all current Trust policies and procedures.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The promotion of self management as a corner stone of diabetes care. Contributing to the assessment process and the creation of the most effective and appropriate care programme strategy as agreed with the person with diabetes and their families/ carers.

Be prepared to assist with the provision of high-quality inpatient diabetes specialist nursing care across University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay.  

Undertake nurse led clinics (face to face, telephone or virtual) autonomously with access to remote support. On occasion an assessment and support in the persons home environment may be required.   

Contribute to the continuing, ongoing psychological and emotional support of patients, recognising the need for specialist involvement. 

Person specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential criteria
  • 1st level registered nurse, educated to degree level or undertaking degree pathway.
  • Post registration clinical qualification in Diabetes or willingness to undertake and pass.
  • Evidence of continuing professional education and development
  • Current knowledge, experience and competence in the clinical management of patients with Diabetes
  • Experience of and ability to work as a member of the multidisciplinary clinical team
  • Experience of establishing effective communication.
  • Demonstrable clinical skills relevant to Diabetes care
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written & verbal.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of presenting to a multidisciplinary audience.
  • Up to date knowledge of the developments in Diabetes underpinned by theory and experience.
  • Understanding of current best practice and NHS issues and initiatives.
  • Experience of patient teaching sessions
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alison Hardingham
Job title
Diabetes Specialist Care Team Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01229 404445