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Diabetes Specialist Nurse - Band 6

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Swinton, Salford
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum inc.
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Diabetes Specialist Nurse who is passionate, highly motivated and who demonstrates the Vision of our Trust within our Integrated Diabetes team, to support a period of maternity leave.

The post holder will work across both acute and community settings, ensuring the integration of care for patients whilst also expanding the knowledge and skills of the successful applicant.

You will be an enthusiastic and experienced nurse with a warm personality and great people skills. You will need to be adaptable to change and be able to influence new ways of working.

You will be willing to undertake relevant training and be able to demonstrate innovative practice.

You will be responsible for providing high quality evidence-based care for people with diabetes, their families, and carers.
  • To work as an integral member of the Diabetes team.
  • Support the provision of specialist Diabetes nursing knowledge, advice and education to other nursing staff, the wider multi-professional team, allied health professionals and patient.
  • Support the provision of education and training for nursing, allied health professionals and other health care professionals to promote insight into the specific needs of adults, including health promotion.
  • The post holder will be part of a team who provides high quality Diabetes nursing care.
  • Required to work flexibly to support the needs of the service, including 7 days working.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high-quality patient centred system of care and education to enable people with diabetes manage their condition effectively.

To provide the highest standard of holistic care for patients through the utilisation of enhanced clinical skills and advice in the assessment and management of patients in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team to improve and maintain the quality and safety of patient care.

To contribute to the delivery and development of the Diabetes service using effective evidence-based practice in line with agreed national standards for clinical practice.

To continuously improve clinical care standards in line with the clinical governance framework to ensure the highest quality of care is provided in safest manner.

To provide specialist advice and support to clinical staff within Salford Care Organisation on the management and care of patients within their own area of specialist practice and to facilitate the effective delivery of care to patients.

To always act as a resource and role model for the profession.

To provide education and training to clinical staff and internal /external agencies.

Support GP surgeries and Primary Care Networks in their management of people with diabetes to reduce variation in Primary Care through practice support and education.

Support the management of acute hospital admissions, including safe inpatient management and support/education for other health care professional colleagues within the inpatient setting.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

We respect the value of difference. So, our aim is to employ people representative of the communities we serve. Regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, trans status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, all are welcome.

We continually review our recruitment processes to ensure they are supporting us achieving an inclusive and representative team.

We recognise that many people find interviews daunting and the conventional interview approach, of unseen questions, often impacts performance on the day. We are therefore piloting sending interview questions, to candidates, in advance.

This vacancy is within one of our pilot areas therefore if you are invited for interview you will receive your interview questions in advance of your interview date. Feedback on this process will also be requested to help our teams understand and evaluate your recruitment experience.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on Part 1 of the NMC
  • oEducated to diploma/degree level or equivalent level of education.
  • oEvidence of further professional study


  • oDiabetes related qualification /evidence of study
  • oNMP V300

Continuous Professional Development


  • oAble to demonstrate evidence of CPD.
  • oAble to demonstrate prior interest in diabetes via CPD evidence.


  • oAttendance at conferences, forums, study days or meetings related to diabetes management e.g., Diabetes UK Annual Conference, local diabetes training.
  • oAttendance at modular courses related to diabetes management e.g., insulin initiation, insulin pump therapy, carbohydrate counting.

Previous Experience


  • oEvidence of post registration experience.
  • oEvidence of diabetes care experience.
  • oExperience of training or mentoring nurses and other health professionals
  • Experience delivering patient/staff education


  • oExperience of working in the community
  • oExperience of designing audit/research projects
  • oExperience of liaising between primary and secondary care
  • oExperience of working within a multi-disciplinary team

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • oUp to date clinical or scientific knowledge of the management of diabetes mellitus
  • oAble to set priorities and organise own time.
  • oDemonstrable use of evidence-based nursing to develop practice.
  • Demonstration of excellent interpersonal skills


  • oAble to manage own consultations.
  • oParticipates in an active teaching role both formal and practical.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Care Organisation - Swinton Gateway

100 Chorley Road

Swinton, Salford

M27 6BP

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