Lead Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, motivated Band 8a Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse to join Inner NW London Boroughs Diabetes Service at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust. Inner London Diabetes Service comprises of West London, Central London and Hammersmith and Fulham. The role will involve working closely with diabetes specialist nurses, diabetes consultants, dietitians, podiatrist and primary care practitioners, other service leads and CBU managers within Trust.

The candidate would be well organised, experienced of working in Diabetes specialist service with leadership skills and have good communication skills.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will have expert level knowledge and skills and be responsible for the delivery and clinical effectiveness of the CLCH Community Diabetes Service.
  • The post holder will be required to provide a visible and accessible presence throughout the service.
  • The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical leadership and direction across the service ensuring the provision of high quality, patient centred services and effective nursing care and be the clinical expert resource for the diabetes service and the wider health community.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work autonomously to deliver specialist clinical care appropriate to the needs of the patient group and based on principles that are evidence based and which enhance the quality of patient care
  • To undertake comprehensive assessments of complex diabetes patients with co-morbidities, including physical examination, and to develop treatment plans for patients using investigative and analytical skills, and to formulate individualised management and treatment plans using clinical reasoning
  • To assess, develop and implement specialist care programmes, including relevant clinical interventions, psychological interventions and medication reviews, adhering to evidence based guidelines
  • To take direct referrals and provide a community based service. Assess, diagnose and work with the primary health care team members managing patient care along a pathway. Refer to other specialist service as appropriate
  • To take clinical responsibility for a specialised caseload of patients and to effectively and efficiently co-ordinate the care within the team
  • Act as a role model and at all times display exemplary standards of behaviour and ensure own work practices and attitudes provide an example of professionalism for all staff
  • Convey complex and sensitive information in a comprehensive and empathetic manner
  • Discuss all alternative treatment options and facilitate clinical management decisions
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of Trust and Divisional objectives and will assist in the delivery of Clinical Governance arrangements, performance management and working to agree quality standards
  • To be responsible for agreeing and providing a responsive and innovative learning environment for both the Community Diabetes Service and the wider Adult Nursing services teams
  • The post holder should have achieved competence in providing continuing responsibility for a defined programme of care within the specialised area and be able to provide specialist diabetes advice to other practitioners
  • Act as an expert clinical resource in the development of nursing/dietetic practice
  • Undertake root cause analysis following serious incidents and then produce and implement related learning and development plans
  • Work with clinical team to undertake clinical audit and then produce and implement related learning and development plans
  • To work with clinical staff to facilitate the implementation of NICE and evidence based care within the service
  • To facilitate the translation of national policy into local delivery and to provide an expert nursing perspective in relation to the planning and delivery of an integrated, patient focused service across the care pathway
  • Act as a role model by working alongside staff supporting them to achieve and maintain high standards of clinical practice
  • To ensure involvement of the patient, and their carers, in decision making to improve understanding of their health care needs promoting self-care as appropriate
  • Be aware of the support services available for patients and carers from statutory, voluntary and ancillary agencies
  • Promote and facilitate patient choice in the planning and delivery of healthcare services
  • To be alert to the needs of vulnerable adults, identifying risk of possible harm and taking appropriate action as required.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse - current NMC registration.
  • Evidence of on-going and recent post-registration training and education at Masters Level.
  • Evidence of professional updating and further education in diabetes.
  • Qualification in teaching or practice based learning (mentoring).
  • Undertaken training in team/service/staff management.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Lisson Grove Health Centre



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