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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time, permanent Band 7 Diabetes Specialist Nurse. The successful candidate will be based in the Diabetes Education Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and work within an established multidisciplinary team of Diabetologists/Endocrinologists, diabetes specialist nurses and dietitians to provide specialist diabetes care to patients attending outpatient departments, as well as supporting colleagues providing inpatient care. The role will include taking a lead on an area of the service, nurturing, and supervising less experienced colleagues within the team.

Main duties of the job

To provide an autonomous nursing service for patients with diabetes, using advanced clinical skills and knowledge of the speciality

To manage the nursing caseload for patients with diabetes, who have multiple and complex needs including complex Type 1 and 2 diabetes, diabetes technologies including continuous glucose monitoring and hybrid closed loop insulin pump therapy, ante-natal and transition within the outpatient diabetes service.

To take responsibility for own evidence-based practice and implement and add to the body of knowledge that supports nursing practice within diabetes.

To lead and innovate diabetes related nursing practice, both within the Trust and through local networks.

To contribute to the development of diabetes guidelines, protocols, and policies for the Trust

To develop all staff within the multidisciplinary team, providing support, advice, formal and informal education.

To actively contribute to and participate in the delivery of Trust-wide multi-disciplinary mandatory training and teaching.

To work flexibly in response to service needs, to provide cover to all service areas when required.

About us

Our vision: Exceptional patient care provided by exceptional people.

Our mission: To bring our people communities and partners together - providing patient care we can all be proud of., We all play a part in achieving this, by living up to the values we promise to our patients and each other. As members of staff we will always be guided by our Proud to CARE values:

Leading the Chesterfield WayThe Healthcare Assistant is a vital role within our organisation. Leading the Chesterfield Way supports the Trust's priorities and ambitions - and sets out the behaviours and characteristics that leaders are expected to adopt and that all staff can role model, to make the Trust an even better place to work and to support the delivery of exceptional patient care. It provides a framework for leadership and supports individual progression through appraisal, career progression and personal development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job description and Person Specification in the attachments section on this page. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and what the main responsibilities and duties are, along with the criteria that are required for the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • oCurrent NMC professional registration o3 years post registration experience oEvidence of recent continuing professional development oNon Medical Prescriber / willing to undertake


  • oAccredited training in insulin pump therapy oAccredited in structured diabetes education (e.g. DAFNE DESMOND)



  • oExtensive experience as a qualified nurse and working in the speciality of diabetes. oWorking to senior practitioner/expert nurse level as identified in the Integrated Career and Competency Framework for Adult Diabetes Nursing (Trend 5th Edition 2020). oExperience of initiating and supporting patients using continuous glucose monitoring and subcutaneous insulin pumps oEvidence of multi-disciplinary team working and able to work autonomously. oEvidence of developing and delivering teaching packages to complex patient groups and all levels of health care professionals. oDemonstrate experience of line management of staff.


  • oExperience in similar role

Skills & Knowledge


  • oAbility to demonstrate leadership skills oAbility to develop colleagues and effectively impart knowledge to others oAbility to prioritise and manage own workload oAbility to write reports and undertake presentations oUnderstanding of Evidence based practice and its application in practice oKnowledge and ability to undertake clinical audit and the setting of standard oAbility to demonstrate knowledge of current NHS initiatives and specific to the field of diabetes oKnowledge of the NMC Code oAbility to demonstrate a sound knowledge base and competence in clinical practice


  • oKnowledge, and understanding of: oharm free care and patient safety oquality/clinical governance oevidence based practice opatient safety oUnderstanding of current issues in healthcare oEvidence of working with outside agencies

Personal Attributes


  • oAbility to work autonomously oAbility to motivate others by being a positive role model oEnthusiasm and commitment oGood interpersonal skills oAbility to work flexibly and resourcefully to meet the needs of the service and the Trust oCommitment to high clinical standards when working with patients oProfessional appearance and manner oInitiative, tact and diplomacy


  • oHas an interest in personal professional development, improving knowledge and skills

Demonstrates our Proud to CARE Values


  • Compassion, Ambition, Respect, Encouragement

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Top Road, Calow


S44 5BL

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