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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated diabetes nurse who is enthusiastic about diabetes to join our supportive and dynamic team. We have an opportunity for:
  • 1 .x 0.5wte (18.75hrs) band 6 diabetes specialist nurse within the community diabetes service - Fixed term contract for 12 months
  • Significant experience of working within type 2 diabetes is essential
  • The role offers hybrid working and flexibility in working pattern
  • The service is Monday- Friday and covers the entire city of Leeds
  • Our service manages predominately type 2 diabetes
  • The role involves home visits, clinics, group sessions and some telephone/admin sessions that can be completed remotely.

Main duties of the job

The community diabetes multidisciplinary team consists of specialist nurses, dietitians, GP's and pharmacists, providing care to patients with type 2 diabetes. You will be managing your own caseload and liaising closely with primary and secondary care. We need excellent nursing experience alongside a flair for development within our team. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experiences staff who can help you develop your knowledge, skills and experience. We also offer our permanent staff the opportunity to sign up for the non medical prescribing course.

Our service is always changing so now is a great time to start to work with our service and build relationships with our team. Our team staffing does not change often so why not grab the opportunity whilst you can and apply today to become a member of our very close working, flexible and supportive team.

About us

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated Good, with our Adult Services rated Outstanding for caring.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for their own caseload within their speciality area as an autonomous practitioner. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care to a specialist level ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

1. Clinical

1.1. Demonstrates a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of common aetiologies, pathologies, conditions and presentations involving a critical understanding of theories and principles

1.2. Demonstrates innovative and specialist skills to select methods and tools to holistically assess, plan, implement and evaluate in a complex and specialised field of work.

1.3. Demonstrates highly developed physical skills where dexterity and accuracy are important e.g. syringe pumps and infusions, manual treatments

1.4. Makes consistent judgements requiring complex fact analysis, interpretation and comparison of options and ensures clinical reasoning is reflected accurately in case records

1.5. Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of involvement and empowerment

1.6. Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a competent standard

1.7. Prioritises their own workload, and that of the wider team, within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.

1.8. Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication

1.9. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all areas of practice including the management of any complaints and compliments.

1.10. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered nurse


  • Post graduate qualification in diabetes or non medical prescribing qualification



  • Significant experience of working with patients with type 2 diabetes


  • experience of working with associated conditions such as renal, cardiometabolic or other related condition
  • Experience of working in a specialist diabetes team is desired
  • Experience of group work is desired

Car driver


  • Must have a valid drivers licence and have access to a car for work purposes as this role is citywide


  • Experience of Systmone is desired
  • Can show evidence of good team working
  • Can show evidence of good IT skills
  • Can show evidence of working autonomously
  • Can show evidence of good communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Chapeltown Health Centre

Spencer Place



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