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Nurse Specialist (Diabetes)

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an individual with a background in Diabetes to work alongside our well-established team in Outpatient Diabetes at our centre within Newcastle Hospitals.

Having an in-depth knowledge of patients with Diabetes is essential in managing this service, you will oversee complex patients and will be required to demonstrate your knowledge and skill when working within the community setting.
  • Interview Date 18/10/2023
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week - work over 4 days
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

  • Working closely with GPs in the Primary care setting, supporting the integrated community model of care
  • Working alongside primary care health care professionals to deliver clinics for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Delivering group education in relation to Diabetes for health care professionals
  • Able to provide up to date/evidence-based advice and guidance for Diabetes care

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.

Within the sphere of specialist practice:
  • Demonstrates significant advanced knowledge and skills within speciality and sphere of practice.
  • Take a lead role facilitating the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
  • Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
  • Have corporate identity as an expert within specialist area.
  • Lead and provide training and education across the organisation in relevant area of practice.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree level / Master's level study, or a combination of equivalent specialist study / experience
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role


  • Master's Degree
  • Management experience / qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive post registration experience, some of which will be at a senior level within the required specialist area of practice
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training and assessment
  • Audit / research experience
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding


  • Evidence of leading programme(s) of education and / or training

Skills & Abilities


  • Good IT skills
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Able to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role
  • Moving and handling patients and objects in line with Trust guidelines using appropriate aids

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


317 Trustwide

317 Trustwide


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