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Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cancer Prehabilitation

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist with highly specialised knowledge in Diabetes and an interest in Cancer to join our team.This post is a new role and to our knowledge is the first of its kind in the UK. We are expanding and developing our cancer Prehab2 Rehab service, supporting patients on the Suspected Cancer Pathway, prior to, during and following treatment. The Prehab2Rehab service adopts a 'whole system' approach to its design and delivery, working across departmental and organisational boundaries. The successful post holder will work to support people who have Diabetes or raised glycaemic levels, across their cancer pathway. The aim is to reduce variation and improve quality of care and outcomes for people by improving their general health, lifestyle and wellbeing.You will work closely as part of a small but ambitious team and will work with colleagues across all parts of the health care system including public health, pharmacists, GPs, allied health professionals, cancer clinical nurse specialists, ward nursing teams, pre-operative assessment nursing team, anaesthetists/perioperative medics, and surgeons. All members of the wider team will be instrumental in making this service a success and will have the opportunity to help shape the service. You must be willing to work in an agile way, across hospitals, community, and primary care settings. Supporting research and service evaluation will be instrumental in your role.

Main duties of the job

Lead direct patient care and management of people with complex diabetes or raised glycaemia requiring intervention, on the suspected cancer pathway in conjunction with the Multidisciplinary Teams.

Establish, deliver and evaluate the impact of nurse led clinics.

Work closely with the cancer specialist nurses, tumour site teams, perioperative and prehab team to optimise glycaemic management, ahead of forthcoming cancer treatment

You will manage your own case-load, refer and discharge patients to other team members and specialist departments as required.

Instruct people in the use of insulin delivery devices, insulin pumps and blood glucose meters and support the use of download technology to analyse data where appropriate

Apply relevant research to the role to ensure evidence-based practice

Participate and contribute to nursing and multidisciplinary research and clinical audit

Initiate audit opportunities to ensure continuing improvement in services for people with diabetes on the suspected cancer pathway.

Actively contribute and be accountable for collection of activity data and information to support quality outcomes for the service

Support clinical staff to utilise appropriate forms, charts and documentation

Work with secondary care colleagues to support the development and implementation of pre-operative and post-operative diabetes pathways, protocols and guidelines

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • First Level nursing registration
  • Relevant MSc or equivalent
  • Evidence of Specific skills and knowledge in Diabetes Nursing and/or cancer
  • Evidence of teaching and education relevant to Diabetes and/or cancer
  • Currently or has in last few weeks experience of clinical duties with people with Diabetes


  • Independent prescriber
  • Experience of leading research and or audits

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Maes-Y-Coed Road


CF14 4TT

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