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Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to share that an opportunity has arisen to recruit two full-time band 7 Diabetes Specialist Nurses to join our team at UCLH. You will be an enthusiastic and motivated experienced diabetes nurse with excellent communication and leadership skills. You will work closely with the Consultants, other Clinical Nurse Specialists and other multidisciplinary team members. You will play an important role in the delivery of effective care and management of inpatients and outpatients with diabetes including pre-assessment and transition services. UCLH is also a DAFNE, pump and diabetes in pregnancy centre of excellence. You must be able to work autonomously, organise your workload effectively and drive change at a local level. A non-medical prescribing qualification is desirable, although not essential. The Diabetes team at UCLH is involved in diabetes in-patient care across number of sites and the successful candidate will be required to visit these areas within their role. We will be implementing a 7-day inpatient service and therefore weekend work will be included within this role.

Main duties of the job

You should be a Registered Nurse with post registration experience in diabetes nursing and have, or be willing, to work towards a master's degree in a related subject. Experience of running nurse led clinics, gestational diabetes and insulin pumps/hybrid closed loop systems is an advantage. You must be able to take part in structured teaching for patients, colleagues and students. It would be desirable to have both inpatient and outpatient diabetes experience.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register
  • Relevant post-registration programme
  • Teaching/Assessment programme


  • Leadership development programme
  • Management development programme
  • Non-medical Prescribing qualification



  • Minimum 3 years' relevant post registration experience in same specialty (FO)
  • Completed/completing Masters Degree (FO) or
  • Minimum 2 years' relevant post-registration experience in same specialty (SO)
  • Honours Degree in Nursing, midwifery, research or ethics (SO)



  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats

Personal and People Development


  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development in line with KSF, maintains updated Portfolio
  • Experience as a preceptor/facilitator/mentor
  • Reflective in Practice
  • Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others
  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge and expertise in the specialty
  • Evidence of developing & leading nurse led clinics / services
  • Evidence of ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously


  • Published articles / poster presentations



  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of Clinical Governance, e.g. risk management, audit
  • Commitment to quality initiatives, e.g. Nursing & Midwifery strategy, Trust top 10 objectives, CNO 10 key roles and relevant NSFs
  • Experience of developing standards, guidelines and policies
  • Experience in audit and evaluation of practice / services

Provision of Care to meet Health and Wellbeing Needs


  • Articulates reasons for desire to work in this clinical area has clear vision of the role

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



235 Euston Road



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