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Children's Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Employer
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hanford, Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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What can we offer you?
  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.
  • In our Gift provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change
  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days
  • Career development opportunities and coaching
  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking
  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working
  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network
  • NHS pension scheme
  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava


Main duties of the job

  • Be competent as appropriate to the requirements of the role.
  • Always demonstrate the Partnership Trust Values.
  • Be a Registered First Level Nurse (Children's) with current NMC Registration and have a detailed professional and clinical knowledge of Diabetes care and management
  • Be responsible for a defined population of service users in a variety of settings across the Partnership Trust including the community and hospitals.
  • Be skilled in the assessment of complex/specialist care/support needs and in the development, implementation, and evaluation of care.
  • Have supervisory, training and leadership responsibilities where appropriate and will have some responsibility for team performance and service developments/improvements.
  • Demonstrate initiative and be creative in finding solutions to problems.
  • Work with the team leader undertaking delegated tasks in team management
  • Be part of an on call service


About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Childrens Diabetes Specialist Nurse to join our specialist nursing team.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic team player to join our forward thinking and innovative paediatric diabetes team.

You will be working within Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, providing nursing care, intervention and education to Children and Young People with a diagnosis of Diabetes.

The work is delivered in a wide variety of settings including the child or young persons home, school/college and clinics.

The team are community based and work as part of a wider network within a multidisciplinary team including Consultants, Dietitians and psychologists.

The post offers opportunities for both professional and personal development to enhance your knowledge in diabetes care, team working and Leadership.

You must be a qualified nurse with at least 2-3 years post registration experience. Ideally you will hold an accredited course in Diabetes or demonstrate a keen interest in Diabetes management. The post holder will have an interest in education, teaching and mentorship for health care professionals and patients.Applicants must be able to work on their own as well as being part of the multi-disciplinary team. You will support clinics, multi-disciplinary meetings and home visits. You will additionally play a key role in supporting and educating patients, as well as community and practice staff to improve the quality of diabetes care.

Please see our full job description and main responsibilities within out Diabetes Nurse JD/PS document upload.

Person Specification

NMC Registration Nurse (Child Branch)

Essential

  • Achieved


Degree/Diploma level Education

Essential

  • Achieved


Desirable

  • Post Graduate studies in Diabetes Care & Management or equivalent experience


Evidence of professional updating within the last 12 months

Essential

  • Achieved


Desirable

  • diabetes Specialist Nurse qualification or diabetes modules


Willingness to undertake Non-Medical prescribing

Desirable

  • Willingness to undertake Non Medical prescribing


Experience

Essential

  • minimum of 2-3 years post registration experience


Desirable

  • experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team


Experience

Essential

  • providing care for a child or young person with diabetes


Desirable

  • community working and caseload management


personal attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work in a range of environments


personal attributes

Essential

  • Excellent communication to have the ability to discuss/ explain regarding clinical condition and impact on the patient


Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hanford Health Centre

New Inn Lane

Hanford, Stoke-on-Trent

ST48EX

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301-VS-23-5828473

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