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Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Diabetes Specialist Nurse to join our dynamic diabetes specialist nursing team in Herefordshire.

The successful candidate will work 30h/week as part of the multidisciplinary team across primary and secondary care with the aim of:
  • Providing and supporting high quality holistic individualised diabetes care to patients with complex diabetes needs in the community, their families and/or carers.
  • Preventing hospital admission
  • Promoting a greater understanding of diabetes and empowering patients, their families and carers and other agencies and professionals involved with the patient through education, support and counselling.
  • Nurturing collaboration and shared decision making

You will be responsible for managing a caseload of patients with complex diabetes needs, using evidence based practice and patient centred goals to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

You will also be responsible for providing supervision and professional leadership to junior members of the DSN team.

Main duties of the job

  • To work closely with both primary and secondary care to ensure a safe and effective patient pathway is in place for people with increasing frailty and complex diabetes needs.
  • Working as part of a wider Multi-Disciplinary Team, you will be involved in the assessment, review and complex care planning, employing the use of diabetes technologies, where appropriate, for people with complex diabetes needs, in order to provide seamless, integrated care.
  • Representing diabetes specialist nursing team and attending multidisciplinary meetings and diabetes clinics in hospital and the community
  • Conducting patient reviews in a wide range of settings, depending on service and clinical needs.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered nurse NMC Registration
  • Evidence of relevant post registration qualification (e.g. Postgraduate Diploma in a Diabetes related field or equivalent post-graduate course in Specialist/Advanced Clinical Practice)
  • Recognised Teaching qualification/training
  • Independent Prescriber (or willing to work towards)
  • Advanced/Motivational communication skills training


  • To have or working towards a MSc/ Masters qualification



  • Significant experience of working autonomously within Diabetes in secondary and/or primary care
  • Experience of trainee supervision and teaching
  • Experience of delivery of diabetes training to professional groups
  • Experience in delivering patient advocacy
  • Experience in contributing to research, audit and evidence-based care

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Evidence of effective team working across professional and organisational boundaries
  • Significant post registration experience, including experience of working in diabetes clinical specialty both community and secondary care
  • Advanced knowledge of the range of presentations , diagnosis and current management options within the speciality area
  • Highly developed specialist clinical skills underpinned by theory and experience

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford County Hospital

Union Walk, Hereford



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