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Young Adult Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc
Closing date
28 May 2024
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic & highly motivated DSN tojoin the Barts Health NHS Trust Young Adults Diabetes Service. This mobile service comprises of a Dietician, Clinical psychologist, Youth Worker, Social Prescriber, & administrator.

This post has been developed to improve diabetes care & outcomes for young people (age 16-25) with diabetes across North East London. The work will be with young people with all types of diabetes & will have a focus on the very high risk young people e.g those with a very high HbA1c, those that struggle to engage, those with learning disabilities, homeless.

The post holder will have scope to develop the service, with the support of more senior colleagues & in collaboration with service users, & to take a leading role in the future of diabetes services for young adults across North East London. They will be working with the young adult Social Prescriber and Youth Worker.

The post will be based at Mile End Hospital, but involves working across all of the Barts Health sites (Whipps Cross Hospital, Newham University Hospital, the Royal London Hospital, and St Barts Hospital), & ensuring that standardized, high quality care is delivered.

Along with being a member of the core young adult MDT, the successful candidate will join the wider Barts Health diabetes service, & will be supported in this highly-regarded service, by a more senior clinician.

For informal discussion please contact Dr Myuri Moorthy on

Main duties of the job

The post is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative service that aims to improve diabetes care and outcome in young people with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) across Barts Health. The post holder will be part of a core Young Adults diabetes team that will support diabetes transition and young adults services across Barts health.

The post holder will develop specialist skills enabling them to provide management plans, treatment advice, and support for young adults (age 16-25) with diabetes and their carers.

The post holder will work across all sites providing specialist care and support for these young people, their families and the site based clinical diabetes teams.

The post holder will be a clinical and educational resource for patients and health professionals and will ensure a smooth transition from paediatric to adult care occurs in terms of diabetes care.

The post holder will be a good team player always striving to improve the care of people with diabetes.

The post holder will support the young adult diabetes youth worker and social prescriber

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Experience as a DSN
  • Experience of change management and service improvement
  • Service Planning and Development
  • Experienced in CSII management


  • Experienced in drafting and implementing local policies and advising and ensuring that staff implement these
  • Experience in developing and setting up a new service



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective teaching and public presentation skills
  • Well established leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Effective multi-disciplinary team working
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritize care
  • Familiar with computer systems and IT skills
  • Effective negotiation & persuasion skills
  • Developed skills in audit and research
  • Conflict Management
  • Able to initiate and implement change and carry out objectives/projects



  • Knowledge of Diabetes Management Principles
  • Knowledge of common diabetes drugs



  • Relevant First Class degree
  • Registered General Nurse NMC registration
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • MSc or willingness to work towards
  • DAFNE trained
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber
  • Course in Young Adult / Transition



  • Able to work autonomously
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Highly motivated and able to motivate others
  • Able to support others
  • Assertive where necessary calm under pressure
  • Able to act as the patient's advocate
  • Able to accept/respond to constructive criticism
  • Good time keeping record

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Mile End Hospital


E1 4DG

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