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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Part Time
Diabetes Specialist Nurse (Band 7)

Fixed term 12-month secondment up to 30 hours per week.

The post holder will join our established multi-disciplinary specialist team at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.

The diabetes team work 6 days a week (including weekends) to provide expert diabetes nursing care and to facilitate safe weekend discharges.

The current team provide specialist diabetes care across 4 divisions within both inpatient and outpatient services within the Bristol site.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual who will be committed to developing services to ensure people with diabetes receive high quality care.

Main duties of the job

You will need an in-depth clinical knowledge of diabetes, which should be supported by recent experience/qualifications and the ability to initiate and titrate injectable treatments and oral diabetes medications competently.

Experience in most aspects of diabetes care and the ability to work autonomously within a supportive multidisciplinary diabetes team is essential. You will have on going responsibility for a patient caseload and will be expected to make informed clinical decisions, working within a comprehensive range of services including a large ante natal and insulin pump service.

The post holder will be line managed by the Lead diabetes CNS.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN.1st Level or relevant children's qualification
  • Current NMC Registration
  • 1st Degree in nursing or health related subject
  • Relevant accredited post registration at level 3
  • Qualification in Teaching and Assessing
  • Evidence of Masters level academic study or willingness to work towards Masters (in relevant health related subject)


  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Management Qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice within diabetes
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Substantial current diabetes speciality experience
  • Evidence of recent teaching experience


  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects
  • Experience and knowledge of advanced practice/protocols
  • Experience of running autonomous diabetes clinics
  • Experience of diabetes in pregnancy
  • Experience of insulin pump therapy

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly effective communication skills - verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives including in situations of conflict or distress
  • Gain credibility, influence colleagues including influencing clinical change if appropriate
  • Strong organisational skills - prioritising complex situations
  • The ability to lead and influence change
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and utilise audit data to improve quality
  • Clinical expert in defined area of work
  • Able to advise and implement improvement to the quality and efficiency of care for patients
  • Ability to act as facilitator, mentor and supervisor to colleagues
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work, and to support others
  • Knowledge of national and local specialty specific issues
  • Information technology skills
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Initiative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Marlborough Street



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