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Children's Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro-rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced Children's Nurse to join our existing diabetes nursing team.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in diabetic services and be able to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing personal development & a willingness to develop new skills.

Where possible, shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department to meet the team. This post will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

If you have the required skill set, you are looking for a new challenge and importantly you are a committed team player we would love to hear from you.

***Full or part-time role available- this can be discussed at interview stage with Recruiting Manager***

Main duties of the job

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Children's Diabetes Specialist Nurse position available with WUTH.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as \competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department.

We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Children's Diabetes Specialist Nurse position available with WUTH.

If successful in this role, there is a requirement for you to have a enhanced DBS. This will be paid for by the Trust and then deducted from your salary over a period of 3 months.

As this vacancy is within the division of Womens and Childrens, there is a mandatory requirement for successful applicants to join the DBS update service. The cost of joining the update service is �13 per year, and applicants are liable to cover this cost with no reimbursement from the Trust. Further details of how to join the update service will be provided upon appointment.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Registered as First Level Nurse RN Child branch: Part 1 of NMC
  • Diabetes Nursing Qualification
  • Community Nursing Qualification
  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Willing to undertake further study as required by the post

Knowledge and Skills


  • Experience of working with and managing children with diabetes
  • Significant post registration experience
  • Portfolio of evidence of learning/development
  • Awareness of the Paediatric Best Practice Tariff and its implications for care provision


  • Experience of working in a diabetes related environment
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Good knowledge of clinical information systems
  • Willing to undertake further training as required
  • Knowledge of Audit and research in diabetes

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work both independently but as part of a team
  • Ability to motivate and empower individuals to change behaviours
  • Ability to work flexibly as needs of the service


  • Ability to make effective use of resources
  • Willing to take on new challenges within the role

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