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Band 7 Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£29,506 to £33,295 per annum inclusive
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an experienced Diabetes nurse with an interest in Maternity? We are looking for a diabetes specialist nurse with a real passion to drive forward and promote excellence within maternity department. You will be responsible for providing clinical leadership within the team to improve pregnancy outcomes and support a positive patient experience.

You will work in partnership with other professionals, pregnant women and their families to encourage involvement in the planning of diabetes care and support a family centred approach by providing sensitive and complex information in a compassionate and kind manner.

Main duties of the job

The diabetes specialist nurse role is integral to the diabetes in pregnancy multidisciplinary team which includes women/their families. The post holder will provide additional support and guidance to women and other members of the MDT for, example midwives when the woman's diabetes control becomes complex as a result of her pregnancy. The post holder will work alongside the obstetric consultants, midwives, endocrinologist in Diabetes MDT clinics and ensure the ongoing delivery of a high-quality service.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Nadeem Arif, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5938. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Education


  • Registered Nurse with diabetes course



  • Good teaching/presentation skills with both women and staff

Knowledge & Experience


  • Previous experience working as a diabetes nurse


  • Experience working in antenatal clinic
  • Experience with insulin pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Audit experience

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Birth Centre



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