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Nurse Specialist - Diabetes

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Diabetes Nurse Specialist to join our inpatient team within the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS trust hospitals.The Diabetes specialist inpatient team are a small team, based between the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital.The aim of the service is to improve diabetes care for inpatients, it is a 7-day service providing across site cover, including evenings and bank holidays.

The team offers a support service to all inpatient wards and departments to help optimize diabetes management whilst patients have intercurrent illnesses. The team deliver advice based upon their knowledge and expertise of managing complex diabetes cases, as well as, offering education to staff and patients.

The post holder should be able to work autonomously and as part of a team, utilizing their clinical assessment skills to ensure patients are suitably managed whilst in hospital. This will involve liaising with the multi-disciplinary team on a daily basis and will frequently act as a resource for hospital staff, advocating good practice and using clinical expertise to help maintain high standard of clinical excellence. The post holder will demonstrate:o effective communication skillso good organisational skillso the ability to prioritise their work in a fast paced environmento an innovative mind seto good IT skills
  • Interview Date Thursday, 13 June 2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

Main duties of the job

o Provide comprehensive, evidence-based diabetes advice to healthcare professionals within the Newcastle upon Tyne Foundation Trust

o Offering comprehensive, evidence-based diabetes advice and education to patients/relative/carers about management of their diabetes in hospital and in community.

o Work as a highly-skilled independent practitioner recommending treatment based on expert clinical knowledge

o Provide comprehensive evidence-based specialist clinical training to other professionals

o Work as part of the diabetes multi-disciplinary team at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman hospitals

o Contribute to the development of service improvement projects

o Take part in in-house training provided for the role

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.

Within the sphere of specialist practice:
  • Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.
  • Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
  • Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
  • Contributes to training and education within specialist area.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • oRegistered nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • oCurrent NMC registration
  • oDiploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area prepared to take degree level study
  • oMeets Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (formally Mentorship) if relevant to role
  • oCurrent driving licence if relevant to role


  • oDegree in health related subject

Knowledge & Experience


  • oSome post registration experience within related specialist area of practice
  • oExtended clinical practice underpinned by training supervision & assessment
  • oKnowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • oHas understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • oEvidence of on-going continuous professional development


  • oResearch or audit experience
  • oEvidence of contribution towards education and training programmes

Skills & Abilities


  • oGood IT skills
  • oEffective report writing skills
  • oAble to work independently and as a member of a team
  • oEffective organisation and time management skills


  • oChange management skills and involvement in project work

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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