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Diabetes Nurse

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSNs) are crucial in providing good patient care and promoting self-care management. DSNs work wholly in diabetes care and may be employed in a variety of care settings. A DSN is often the first point of contact for people, referring them to other specialist services.

The successful applicant will be part of a multidisciplinary team that supports change and service development, ensuring individuals with diabetes receive a consistently high standard of care.

Structures are in place for clinical governance, continuous professional development and evidence based practice.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver evidenced based diabetes care working in Chirk.

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join the diabetes specialist department.

The post will initially be based in the Diabetes Centre with a focus on delivering specialist nurse led clinics as well as providing expert knowledge and support to community and primary care colleagues, patients and carers. The development of this role is evolving as the approach to delivering diabetes care moves towards an integrated model of care designed to improve quality and efficiency.

He/she will require up to date knowledge and skills in the field of diabetes care and management.

The post is offered as a band 6, you will act as a role model to other members of staff. You will be required to use your extended knowledge and skills to manage and treat patients with a range of diabetes related conditions as well as your advanced communications skills to negotiate and plan individualised care for patients and carers' of those with diabetes. The post holder must be highly motivated and able to develop and sustain relationships with MDT, primary and community colleagues and external agencies whilst working together towards achieving a seamless approach to diabetes care and management. A passion for educating patients, carers and colleagues is essential.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • oRGN Level 1 oNMC current registration oDiploma module in diabetes to Post Grad Level or equivalent oWillingness to undertake further training as required


  • Educated to a degree level or willing to work towards



  • oSignificant post registration experience o oExperience working in the field of diabetes oEvidence of teaching or presenting


  • oBroad nursing experience across all disciplines within nurses oExperience in research work

Skills and Knowledge


  • oExcellent communication and organisation skills oAbility to work independently and to carry own caseload oExtended role of Nurse oGood record keeping skills/documentation skills


  • oKnowledge of research skills oComputer skills

Personal Qualities


  • oMulti-disciplinary team-working oProfessional in appearance and approach oFlexible oAbility to travel


  • Ability to speak Welsh oGood interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Chirk Community Hospital

St Johns Street


LL14 5LN

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