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Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
8 Dec 2023
BAND 7 Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse (PDSN)

1 WTE, 37.5 hours per week - fixed term for 12 months

A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join our busy, progressive and supportive Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse Team for a fixed term, to cover maternity leave.

The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) provides a local service for children and young people from the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area. In addition we take referrals for specialist care for families from across the South West and nationally.

The Paediatric Diabetes Nursing team currently care for over 500 children in the region, utilising various ways of managing diabetes, including injections, insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitors.

The post is based at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, with a remit of work within the community, including home and school visits as well as our various clinic settings across Bristol and Weston. This post includes leading on a clinic based at Southmead hospital. The post holder will be a role model and be actively involved with teaching the inpatient staffing workforce who care for children with Diabetes.

Main duties of the job

Working in a demanding environment, the successful applicant will be required to demonstrate:

Lead on a designated clinic and independently manage a case load of patients

Excellent communication skills

A sound knowledge of paediatric diabetes aetiology and treatment

The ability to work both autonomously and as a member of the nursing team/MDT

Demonstrate self-direction and a willingness to develop their skills

Excellent organisational, prioritisation and problem-solving skills

The ability to support and teach staff, families and other professionals

The ability to work flexibly and manage change in a positive and effective way

Demonstrate resilience with a fast paced and unpredictable workload

This position will be supported by an allocated band 7 mentor, the Diabetes nurse lead and the wider diabetes team.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Qualifications & Training


  • Registered children's Nurse or significant paediatric experience
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing
  • Community Experience


  • Evidence of education to diploma / degree level or working towards this
  • Completed a programme of study in Children and Young People Diabetes (CYPD)
  • Insulin Pump therapy qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Recent and substantial clinical experience of Diabetes in children and young people
  • Lead on a clinic and held own caseload
  • A working knowledge of treatments
  • Evidence of recent teaching experience
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of leading on service development


  • Minimum of 5 years of paediatric diabetes specialist nurse experience
  • To have completed Diabetes course at masters level

Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrates excellent team work and commitment to Multi-disciplinary working.
  • To have ability to work independently and as a member of the team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Demonstrate a high degree of motivation and initiative
  • Flexibility / adaptability to meet the needs of a changing service
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm when faced with challenges
  • Experience in managing staff rosters


  • Current Driving License and use of a car for work

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin Street



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