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Diabetes Senior Specialist Transition Nurse

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work with Diabetes Services?Rotherham Diabetes Specialist Nurse Team are searching for a dynamic, motivated Diabetes Specialist Nurse who will be responsible for working in partnership with young people, providing advice and support to help them to manage their condition.The Diabetes Transition Specialist Nurse role is an exciting, autonomous post and the post holder will have a sound knowledge of diabetes care with excellent communication and negotiation skills. The ability to challenge practice is essential.The role of Diabetes Transition Nurse includes working collaboratively with the, Adult, Paediatric and Obstetric Diabetes teams to provide a seamless service for young people.The post holder will be able to work autonomously, be flexible and be able to use digital and social media as part of their role. They should also have experience with diabetes technology such as Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose SensorsThe post holder should be a non- medical prescriber/willing to work towards the prescribing qualification,.The post holder will also be required to deliver educational packages to health care professionals and patients around effective diabetes management.The successful applicant will not only have excellent clinical skills, but will be able to demonstrate the ability to work and make decisions autonomously in a clinical setting but also to function within a multi-disciplinary teams.

Main duties of the job

Develop skills and support young people with the use of Diabetes technology.To scope, design and review the clinical transition pathway for young people embarking on transition to adult services, improving care and outcomes for all young people moving into adult services.To work alongside the Clinical Leads in Paediatric, adult diabetes and obstetric services.To support the Young Peoples diabetes service and attend the MDT young peoples clinic.To support the Diabetes obstetric service and attend the MDT Diabetes in pregnancy clinic.To demonstrate improved clinical outcomes for young people with diabetes by developing best practice to ensure that young peoples specific needs are met, to reduce variation in service delivery and reduce risk for young people transferring between paediatric and adult services.To liaise with paediatric and adult services to develop practice to ensure that young people who have diabetes have a positive experience throughout the service.In collaboration with the paediatric and adult diabetes MDTs, actively advocate for young people in their preparation for transition and during the transition period to adult services.Contribute to clinical governance within the Trust in transitional and obstetrics care using national and local guidance and benchmarking of services.To liaise with all appropriate agencies ensuring seamless and continual care to promote a positive pregnancy outcome.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Please state NMC pin



  • Experience of multi-professional working



  • An awareness of Policies, practices and procedures in regards to diabetes care e.g. NHS national policies, standards, requirements and directions that relate to measuring and improving the quality and safety of patient care
  • Ability to deliver individual and group education using a range of techniques
  • Demonstrable understanding of professional accountability and clinical governance
  • Ability to use IT to support clinical practice, enhance audit, and present work outcomes
  • Experience or awareness of diabetes technology


  • In depth understanding of the management of diabetes
  • Knowledge of the maternity care needs of pregnant people with diabetes



  • Registered Nurse educated to degree level
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification / or willing to undertake (within 12 months)
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development


  • Post-graduate qualification in diabetes or equivalent portfolio as evidence.
  • DAFNE and/or DESMOND educator and/ability to deliver diabetes structured education programmes
  • Relevant teaching qualification, or recent experience of delivering education programmes
  • Registered Childrens Nurse

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

120 Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2TY

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