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Diabetes Specialist Practitioner

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has emerged to introduce a progressive role to support adult diabetes services in the acute sector.

We are looking for two Band 7 Diabetes Specialist Practioners (Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Dietitian, Pharmacist or Podiatist) to join our team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT).

Band 7 role requires you to act as an autonomous expert practitioner in forming decisions and complex management of Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes across inpatient and outpatient settings. We are seeking an expericned DSP with an interest in inpatient to lead this aspect of the diabetes service at Charing Cross Hospital. Both posts will require onsite working Monday to Friday with occassional cross site working.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team with consultants, podiatrists, dieticians and other professions, the diabetes nursing team and Diabetes Specialist Practitioners perform a crucial role in making a difference to patients with diabetes across inpatient wards and Northwest London service provider. The changing landscape of diabetes care provision is exciting, dynamic and lends the way for exploring more creative ways of working.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist diabetes practitioner advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients/clients and relatives/carers without supervision in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team in line with local and national targets and in accordance to NHS standards and guidelines.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for adults with diabetes, through the development of individual care plans in partnership with the patient, their family and relevant others - including structured education.
  • Deliver on a set of roles and responsibilities held within a defined portfolio of service responsibilities and maintain high standards of care in diabetes, demonstrable by benchmarking and audit, as stipulated in local and national guidelines.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Current NMC Registration (Nurse).
  • or HCPC Registered Podiatrist
  • or Current HCPC Registration (Dietician).
  • or GPhC registration as a pharmacist - non-medical prescriber or working towards.


  • DAFNE/BDEC training or similar
  • Non-medical/independent prescribing course.



  • Initiation and adjustment of medications including insulin therapy
  • DAFNE (dose adjustment for normal eating) or Equivalent Certified.
  • Developed and demonstrable leadership skills


  • Motivational speaking

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Relevant clinical experience in the area of Diabetes, including experience of insulin dose adjustment.
  • Able to supervise and support junior members of the team
  • Advanced computer literacy including Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Knowledge of writing protocols and standards
  • Clinical experience of caring for patients using insulin pumps

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


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