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Diabetes Specialist Nurse (Band 6)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Nurse/Diabetes Nurse to join our small, dedicated diabetes team to deliver specialist advice, education and services at Airedale NHS Hospital Foundation Trust.

It is an opportunity for someone with an enthusiasm for diabetes and a wish to extend their knowledge in this field. The successful candidate will work alongside and be supported by a highly skilled multidisciplinary team including Consultants, Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Dieticians and Podiatrists.

Main duties of the job

Providing safe care to patients in line with NICE guidelines and other local and national guidance relevant to role.

Provide comprehensive evidence-based specialist clinical care, training and consultancy to both people with diabetes and other professionals providing care, in a range of settings including the diabetes centre, GP practices patients' homes and other care settings.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner with access to advice and support from senior colleagues.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services.

We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information and full details of the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Registered Nurse
  • Teaching/assessor/mentor qualification


  • Relevant post qualification study at Master level



  • Thorough understanding of the NHS Constitution and its implications
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience working with dose adjustment protocols or similar
  • Knowledge of national and local diabetes clinical practice guidelines
  • Problem solving complex clinical / care issues


  • Leadership course/qualification



  • Ability to work independently and autonomously
  • Practice within guidelines and protocols to ensure deliver of high quality diabetes care


  • Previous diabetes experience
  • Experience is delivering teaching programmes.

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton road


BD20 6TD

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