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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Nurse to join our dynamic, forward thinking diabetes team. Supported by the Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Nurse Consultant, you will be working with the wider diabetes multidisciplinary team to provide specialist diabetes support, advice and education for patients with type 1 and complex type 2 diabetes as well as other healthcare professionals. We are seeking a nurse who has a positive approach and is committed to making a difference.

You will need to demonstrate a keenness to work in the field of diabetes, effective communication and teamwork. Experience of supporting patients and carers with diabetes management would be an advantage but not essential as training and development in role can be provided.

This role will be based cross site between the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton and The Princess Royal Hospital , Haywards Heath. However, a job share to cover each individual site would be considered.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide specialist care to people with diabetes in the adult setting. Although, the predominant focus will be on assessing, implementing and evaluating care in the inpatient setting, the post holder may also provide specialist advice where required to patients, carers and other members of the multidisciplinary team and also to people with diabetes requiring specialist podiatry intervention within our hospital podiatry clinic.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide on-going specialist education and training for patients, carers and staff around management of diabetes as well as promote self-management strategies and provide opportunities for health promotion.

The post holder will contribute to the implementation of evidence based practice in line with national and local diabetes strategies and guidelines and will be given the opportunity to support service development or audit projects within the department.

Person Specification

shortlisting criteria


  • oRGN/RN current NMC registration.
  • oFirst level degree
  • oRelevant Post registration Qualification/Demonstrable post registration experience.


  • oInvolvement in the care and management of patients with diabetes.
  • oTeaching qualification or equivalent e.g. ENB 998

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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