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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
A exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Diabetes Specialist Nurse to join the Coventry community Diabetes Specialist Nursing team.

The Diabetes Nursing Team provides a service for both in-patients and out-patients across three sites University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Rugby St Cross Hospital and Newfield House in Coventry.

The successful candidate will share our commitment to patient centred care. They will be highly experienced, with advanced skills in managing complex diabetes patients in a variety of settings.

They will be able to make autonomous, evidence based decisions and lead by example to educate and support colleagues in primary and secondary care.

The post holder will work to proactively manage, coordinate and support an identified caseload of patients with diabetes. This will include patient and carer education, annual health checks and oversight of insulin management.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the direct management of a specialist caseload of patients in both a clinic setting and within the patients home.

To provide assessment and support to patients with complex diabetes needs and advise on appropriate diabetes management.

Apply expert knowledge, advanced skills/practice and autonomous decision making skills.

The role will involve empowering patients with the skills and knowledge necessary to attain independence in self-management.

The role will include operational and specialist responsibilities, providing support, training and advice to community staff, patients, carers and the wider multi-disciplinary team.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work proactively manage, coordinate and support an identified caseloads of patients with Including patient and carer education, annual health checks and oversight of insulin management.
  • To use advanced skills and expert knowledge to identify subtle changes in condition and take appropriate action.
  • Manage a team and support the daily operations.
  • Work collaboratively with In-patient and Out-patient services to deliver excellent patient focused care.
  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute towards corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.
  • Developed communication skills enabling maintenance of high quality service and ensuring timely management and resolution of unexpected events and situations. Ability to communicate with all members of the multi-professional teams.
  • A knowledgeable team member, supporting staff, service and policy development within a defined area/speciality.
  • A supportive resource for staff, advising on national, local and Trust policy and procedures/guidelines, ensuring that clinical governance is embedded.
  • Responsible for identifying and assessing complex clinical and non-clinical issues, implementing resolutions and monitoring/auditing.
  • Participating in the writing of protocols, guidelines, patient information and documentation required for service reviews.
  • Participating in providing training of identified staff groups.
  • Utilise and ensure others utilise IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data.
  • Support patients, carers and staff during difficult situations arising in the clinical setting.
  • Participating in clinic prep and nurse led clinics.
  • Inputting data and being involved in audits.
  • Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.

  • For further details please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    Newfield House

    Kingfield Road


    CV1 4DW

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