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Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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As a team we are working hard to ensure we put children, young people (CYP) and their families at the heart of everything we do.

The post holder will be an experienced Children's nurse who has good knowledge and understanding of the management of childhood diabetes and shows commitment to working with and supporting children, young people and their families. The applicant will ideally have a minimum of two years post qualification and community experience. You will work within the well-established, innovative, multi-disciplinary team providing holistic care to all our clients.

The candidate will work cross-site within East Kent.

Main duties of the job

To work within the Children's Diabetes Team, providing expert nursing care, support and advice to children and young people following the diagnosis of diabetes.

To work under the direction of the specialist nurses, supporting a caseload of patients across East Kent.

To work in partnership with the children, young people and their families offering advice, emotional and practical support and liaising with other professionals.

To participate in the Out of Hours telephone on-call service for children, young people and their families ensuring they have access to specialist diabetes advice (pro-rata)

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Child branch
  • Two years post qualification


  • Mentorship/ENB 998
  • Experience of teaching



  • Recent paediatric experience
  • Demonstartes teaching skills/experience


  • Previous experience in paediatric diabetes grade 5/6
  • Experience of caring for Children with diabetes
  • Evidence of on-going professional development

Personal attributes


  • Clear communication e.g. written application
  • Reference to Trust values


  • Evidence of good of good time management
  • Evidence of good working relations

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital

Kennington Road


TN24 0LZ

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