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Diabetes Specialist Nurse: Inpatient, Outpatient, Facilitator

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
Fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity until November 2024

An exciting opportunity has risen to join our dynamic Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse Team on a fixed term contract until November 2024 to cover maternity leave.

The post requires knowledge and skills in managing inpatients with all types of diabetes and all types of technology to help manage their condition however, we will also consider applicants who possess other skills that will benefit the service, including experience of working within the surgical or renal directorate.

If you enjoy multidisciplinary team working in a busy progressive environment that is continually striving to improve care, this post is for you. We require nurses who are flexible, self-motivated and reliable in addition to being passionate about diabetes and nursing.

The post requires you to have excellent communication, organisational and teaching skills. There will be opportunities to participate in audit and service development. The role carries educational responsibilities, including both patient and staff education. Within this role you will have the opportunity to work with the University of East Anglia and East of England Diabetes Inpatient Group.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported

Main duties of the job

This is a great opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated Diabetes Specialist Nurses focusing on inpatient care. There is also potential to work with our other specialist teams in outpatients and the community. Appropriate training will be given, and you will be required to work towards completing our DSN competencies within the Trust.

A flexible approach will be welcomed, and you will be required to work weekends on a rotational basis once trained.The teams currently work with new technology within diabetes, and these are exciting times for all our patient groups. You would be required to provide education and training on diabetes and the technology currently being used in diabetes healthcare, to both patients and staff to promote independence and self-management in and out of hospital.

The post will involve reviewing and supporting patients with diabetes whilst in hospital and working closely with members of the wider MDT.

We would be happy to meet any candidates informally to discuss the role further and arrange an informal visit prior to interview if requested.

This full-time fixed term post will involve flexible weekend working on a rotational basis to cover our 7-day service and we are willing to consider offering this post on a secondment basis.

The Diabetes Inpatient Specialist nurse team is supportive, friendly and keen to further develop diabetes nursing and we look forward to meeting you.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Implement Trust and Directorate evidence-based procedures, policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Contribute to local policy making within the agreed Trust strategy.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Trust in professional and trust business settings.
  • Develop policies and procedures for nursing practice for patients with diabetes.
  • To belong to diabetes interest groups at local and national levels, undertake presentations and disseminate information gained to unit staff.
  • Manage own caseload of patients.
  • Provide nurse-led clinics in specialist areas.
  • Act as mentor to local Diabetes Peer Supporters.
  • Ensure that communication links between the Diabetes Centre, Inpatient Wards and Primary Care are strengthened.
  • Provide clinical and managerial leadership and support to all nursing and clerical staff within the diabetes team
  • Assist with managing staff performance and development through a process of appraisal, which should include a cycle of constructive performance review and the establishment of a relevant personal development plan.
  • Document incidents on Datix and escalate as required.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register


  • Independent Nurse Prescribing



  • Some experience in a position relevant to the speciality



  • Good communication and interpersonal skills


  • Teaching experience

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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