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Young Adult Diabetes Specialist Pump Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
27 May 2024
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated DSN to join the innovative Barts Health NHS Trust Young Adults Diabetes Service.

This exciting new post has been developed to improve diabetes care and outcomes for young people (age 16-25) with diabetes across North East London. The post holder will support young adults who may be struggling with a range of difficulties related to living with diabetes, as they make the transition to adult services. The work will mainly be with young adults living with Type 1 diabetes using or about to start on diabetes technology, including insulin pump therapy.

The post holder will have scope to develop the service, with the support of more senior colleagues and in collaboration with service users.

The post will have a base at Mile End Hospital, but will involve working across all of the Barts Health sites (Whipps Cross Hospital, Newham University Hospital, the Royal London Hospital, and St Barts Hospital), and ensuring that standardised, high quality care is delivered across the Trust.

We welcome applications from qualified diabetes specialist nurses with a strong interest in working with this patient group.

In addition to being a member of the core young adult MDT the successful candidate will join the wider Barts Health diabetes service, and will be well supported in this highly-regarded service, by more senior clinicians.

Main duties of the job

  • Work across all sites at Barts health, with the young adult diabetes teams, providing clinical care.
  • Attending MDTs for the young adult services across Barts Health
  • Support patients converting to or commencing injectable and other therapies including insulin pumps and required to audit the outcomes of care against standards and initiate change as necessary.
  • Contribute to the young adult clinical governance meetings
  • Deliver structured diabetes patient education programmes.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of diabetes nursing by acting as a credible role model, educator and expert clinician.
  • Support patient peer support groups
  • Provide clinical care and contribute to the development of training packages, interdisciplinary care pathways, protocols and audits.
  • Provide education and support for primary and secondary care health professionals in relation to diabetes care.

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.

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



  • oFirst level NMC registration
  • oMentorship qualification
  • oUniversity diabetes course or equivalent level of knowledge or experience


  • oTeaching and assessing (ENB998) or equivalent level of knowledge or experience
  • oGraduate in nursing or health related studies
  • oRecognised certificate in counselling



  • oPost-registration experience
  • oExperience of working with young people with diabetes
  • oExperience of supervision of junior staff / nursing students
  • oExperience of patient education to support self-management
  • oExperience working with diabetes technology


  • oParticipation in Nursing Research and Audit
  • oExperience in the management of diabetes in the community or primary care or of working on a diabetes ward

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Mile End Hospital


E1 4DG

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