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Children's Diabetes Team - Band 6

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Part time £21,235 - £25,570 per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Previous Applicants Need Not Apply
  • Support the Team Leader in the daily operational management and leadership of the Community Children's Diabetes Nursing Team ensuring the delivery of high quality health care, education and support to children and families within the home, school and in various community settings. Deputise for the Team Leader in his/her absence.
  • To initiate and co-ordinate appropriate services in order to facilitate the early discharge, and manage children and young people newly diagnosed with Diabetes at home.
  • To support the development of ambulatory care and promote the ethos of empowering children, young people and their families to develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to enable them to become self-caring, independent and manage their own condition at home wherever possible.
  • To work as a member of the Children's Diabetes multi-disciplinary Team providing a holistic and developmental approach to diabetes from infancy to adolescence.
  • To work closely with consultant team to optimise outcomes for children and young people with diabetes both as a primary condition and as a complication of conditions such as endocrine disorders.
  • To provide in-reach support to ward areas to ensure that newly diagnosed diabetics receive appropriate treatment and advice

Main duties of the job

Support the team leader with the direct care and management of children and young people with diabetes.

Demonstrate high standards of self / time management and in the absence of the Team Leader support junior team members' work/life balance / level of activity through the monitoring and collation of monthly records of hours worked. To practise autonomously with confidence and expertise

In the absence of the Team Leader, undertake daily evaluations of the team's workload in order to organise, prioritise home visits to children, and ensure fair allocation and distribution of work among team members taking account of staff experience, skills, training and visit location.

To contribute to the development and maintenance of a cohesive team that ensures the wellbeing of all of its members through supportive relationships, working practices, specialist supervision, training and maintenance of appropriate professional boundaries.

To work as a member of the diabetes team providing assessment of care needs as well as development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care/education for children/young adults and their families, with diabetes.

With support from the Consultant and other members of the MDT team to optimise treatment regimens, interpreting blood glucose and ketone results and adjusting insulin treatment within an agreed specific protocol.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • First level degree in Children's nursing or equivalent
  • Children's Diabetes qualification OR willingness to undertake.
  • Teaching Qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • Evidence of continual professional development and training.


  • Evidence of post registration education/qualification relevant to specialty.
  • NMC Nurse Prescribing qualification

Previous Experience


  • Significant post registration experience of working in an acute hospital setting.
  • Experience of caring for children with Diabetes OR a willingness to undertake an intensive clinical practice education programme.
  • Experience and knowledge of Safeguarding Children.


  • Evidence of experience in conducting quality audits.
  • Clinical experience of providing care in the community and managing a caseload
  • Application of leadership skills and autonomous practice



  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Computer Literacy / Basic computer keyboard skills.
  • Ability to problem - solve, prioritise and to work to deadlines
  • Ability to develop collaborative working relationships with multi professional teams.
  • Able to manage stressful situations and challenge decisions to ensure that patient needs are met
  • Ability to work within the Trust values and evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework:
  • Commitment to promoting evidence based practice.
  • Awareness & Knowledge of the dignity in care agenda


  • Knowledge of current advances and pathways of care relevant to specialty.
  • Knowledge of clinical governance issues e.g. handling complaints, clinical risk management.
  • Able to lead, manage and motivate others in complex problem solving and assessment skills
  • Experience of undertaking clinical audit and / or Research.
  • An understanding of local and national issues within the Clinical Governance Framework.

Specific requirements


  • Ability to work flexibly and participate in the telephone on call service

Specific Requirements


  • Be a positive role model with the ability to demonstrate a credible and professional approach.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and solve problems.
  • Ability to work flexibly depending on the demands of the service including after school/evening visits, and participate in the telephone on-call service
  • Ability to travel across the county for visits, to community meetings and regional meetings as required.
  • Ability to travel independently throughout Lincolnshire as & when required.

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell road



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