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Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Coastal West Sussex
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity that has arisen to work within a community diabetes team here in Coastal West Sussex?

Are you a registered general nurse with post registration experience including working with patients with diabetes in the acute or community setting?

Do you have keen interest in diabetes and a desire to further develop skills and knowledge in this field?

If so, then this is an opportunity for you.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a motivated and skilled nurse who is looking for the opportunity to work within Diabetes as part of a nurse-led team based in the Community. In this exciting position you will have the opportunity to develop your diabetes skills & knowledge and contribute to the implementation of new initiatives including education programmes, projects, quality audits, and other service developments.

You should be a Registered Nurse, with a qualification or working towards or a willingness to undertake, in diabetes and have an interest in working with people with Diabetes.

The successful candidate will have proven clinical skills to support people with diabetes and must be able to work autonomously to deliver high quality patient care.

You will be involved in delivering nurse-led clinics in community settings for the management of complex patients including the initiation of insulin and GLP-1 injectable therapies

You will be involved in the delivery of education to both people with diabetes and healthcare professionals.

About us

  • Positive 2021 NHS Staff Survey results
  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates our quality of services as good with outstanding features
  • Stunning locations in Sussex, surrounded by the South Downs and the coast
  • A great working environment in the community, in patients' homes and our community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Flexible working options, including job sharing, annualised hours, career breaks, parental leave and adoption leave
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will work alongside and build relationships with the local GP surgeries, secondary care diabetes colleagues, delivering high quality Diabetes Care across the community setting.

You will also help provide structured education to both professionals and patients.

You must be self-motivating, organised, computer literate and able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with a commitment to advancing diabetes care through collaborative working with the multidisciplinary teams and personal development.

Support towards CPD will be given including attending external courses and conferences as the service allows.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent communication skills, autonomous caseload management skills and an ability to work flexibly within a team.

Whilst the post is advertised for full time this is flexible.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Relevant post graduate modules / qualification in diabetes
  • Evidence of relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to underpin clinical reasoning skills and ability to undertake assessment, analysis and treatment of diabetes


  • Relevant teaching module / course
  • Extended / supplementary nurse prescribing



  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Competent computer skills and ability to utilise information and information technology
  • Ability to maintain knowledge of relevant NHS legislation and policies and apply to practice and organise the dissemination of changes to others
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Evidence of innovative practice and research
  • Specialist knowledge and application of assessment and interventions in diabetes care
  • Ability to organise and respond effectively and efficiently to complex information and situations
  • Highly developed knowledge in evidence based practice and critical appraisal skills to include the ability to evaluate current research, apply to practice and organise the dissemination of findings to others


  • Ability to provide supervision
  • Comprehensive and specialist assessment skills



  • Significant Post registration experience
  • Experience of working in the community

Other requirements


  • Ability to be independently mobile within 50 miles of base

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