This job has expired

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

View more

Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for well organized and flexible nurses to join our team. If you would like the opportunity to work with an enthusiastic and dynamic team and play an instrumental part in providing diabetes care for our patients then this could be the job for you.

As we have more than one vacancy due to expansion of our services the post holders will be employed to provide a variety of services for people with diabetes who are either inpatients, on a insulin pump, or being admitted to our diabetes virtual ward. At the University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust we have three hospital sites these vacancies will cover the three hospital sites.

We would welcome an application from you if you have: Good people skills, good team working skills - good time management and the ability to prioritise work. Evidence of being involved in a project involving change and/or ongoing education in the specialism of diabetes would be advantageous.

Main duties of the job

We require the successful candidate to be highly focused, enthusiastic and able to demonstrate the appropriate competences for the role, work autonomously and have good communication skills at all levels. In return, they will be supported by the Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurses and the wider multidisciplinary team: to provide specialist advice , support and education to the patient, relatives and careers. There will be opportunities for continuing professional development through different sources.

The predominant focus of the post holder will be to assess, implement and evaluate diabetes patient care. In addition, the role will involve attending specialist clinics and providing education to healthcare professionals. These vacancies include working in our pump service, diabetes virtual ward and inpatient and outpatient services.

To maintain clear lines of communication within the diabetes team, which includes the University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust and primary healthcare teams in order to facilitate appropriate and safe care of people living with diabetes being treated by the Trust.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centers.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

The detailed job description and main responsibilities are included as an attachment to this advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust provides care for people living across Leicester and Leicestershire and Rutland. The diabetes team currently deliver care from three hospital sites within the City of Leicester and support six community hospitals across Leicestershire. We are a team of enthusiastic and dynamic thinking nurses and clinicians which has gained local and national reputation particularly in terms of quality and service improvements. The team work closely with the Leicester Diabetes Centre which has a national and international reputation of clinical care underpinned by innovative and world leading clinical research.

Our vision is delivering compassionate care and wellbeing for people living with diabetes. We would love to hear from you if you think that you can be part of our team and help us to deliver diabetes care to all.

The job description and personal specification gives you all the information you need for this role. Please look at the criteria carefully and tell us what you done to meet this.

If you still have questions about the role then contact us for more information.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • 1st level registered nurse 3 yrs post registration


  • evidence of professional development

clinical skills knowledge and experience


  • good understanding of the importance of delivering high quality clinical nursing care
  • Evidence of clinical leadership qualities


  • ability to adapt to change

communication and relationship


  • able to present factual written and verbal information and deal with questions
  • understands the importance of MDT working


  • Good IT knowledge willingness to learn



  • Demonstrates the ability to communication to all
  • has the ability to use own initiative and co-ordinate staff


  • evidence of prioritizing of work load

Equity and Diversity Inclusion


  • evidence of engagement and compassionate and inclusive leadership in the provision of quality care
  • able to demonstrate evidence of treating people with dignity and respect appropriate to their needs

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert