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Diabetes Specialist Nurse: Inpatient Outpatient Facilitator

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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This is an opportunity to join the diabetes specialist nurse team at the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The aim of the department is to provide patients with a high standard of care with a view of improving both health and quality of life. The Diabetes specialist nurses work across three different teams supporting patients seen in the diabetes centre, inpatients and out in the community. This role will predominantly support patients in the community either undertaking nurse led clinics in GP surgeries or in their homes however, there will be opportunities to work with the other teams. The role would also involve giving group education to patients but also teaching to practice nurse's and GP's.

Main duties of the job

Working autonomously undertaking nurse led clinics within a variety of settings including GP surgeries, patients own homes, care homes and telephone clinics. Undertaking one to one education but also group education to improve patient's knowledge to assist them to make informed decisions about their diabetes care. Working closely with practice nurses and GP's to identify gaps in knowledge and deliver training where required. Supporting patients with lifestyle choices and dietary requirements to make better decisions to improve their health. This role can allow for career furthering opportunities including but not restricted to independent nurse prescribing which will allow you to change and prescribe medications with the aim to improve patients' diabetes and overall health.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Implement Trust and Directorate evidence-based procedures, policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Contribute to local policy making within the agreed Trust strategy.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Trust in professional and trust business settings.
  • Develop policies and procedures for nursing practice for patients with diabetes.To belong to diabetes interest groups at local and national levels, undertake presentations and disseminate information gained to unit staff.
  • Manage own caseload of patients.
  • Provide nurse-led clinics in specialist areas.
  • Act as mentor to local Diabetes Peer Supporters.
  • Ensure that communication links between the Diabetes Centre, Inpatient Wards and Primary Care are strengthened.
  • Provide clinical and managerial leadership and support to all nursing and clerical staff within the diabetes team
  • Assist with managing staff performance and development through a process of appraisal, which should include a cycle of constructive performance review and the establishment of a relevant personal development plan.
  • Document incidents on Datix and escalate as required.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register
  • ENB 928 or equivalent
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Continuous up-date to KSF evidence portfolio
  • Proof of continuous update in specialist areas.


  • Independent Nurse Prescribing
  • Have, or be working towards a relevant Degree qualification



  • Significant experience at Band 5
  • Some experience in a position relevant to the speciality



  • Ability to provide high quality patient centred care
  • Ability to work without supervision and on own initiative

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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