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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Diabetes Specialist Nurse to join the Diabetes Specialist Nursing Team at Royal Papworth Hospital.

The successful applicant will work with the team and other members of the multidisciplinary team, in the support, education and management of people with diabetes. They will be working in a tertiary setting caring for people with complex cardiac or respiratory conditions, as well as those undergoing Cardiothoracic Surgery or transplantation. The successful applicant will be responsible for joint management of the diabetes caseload and should expect to work across the Royal Papworth Hospital site.

They will also be expected to contribute to the organisation and delivery of ongoing diabetes education and training for other health care professionals and be expected to participate in the development and instigation of local diabetes care strategies and guidelines. There will be the opportunity to develop or enhance their knowledge and skills in specialist service areas i.e. Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes, steroid induced diabetes in transplant patients.

Good communication and time management skills are essential, including supporting busy clinics, receiving and managing referrals and the ability to work on your own initiative and with a diverse group of people

Main duties of the job

*The post holder is responsible for providing high quality diabetes care to patients.

*Responsible for assessing, planning, and implementing specialist nursing care programmes in collaboration with the Diabetes and clinical teams.

*Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to staff.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse.
  • Level 3 diabetes qualification, or willingness to complete.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Teaching or mentoring qualification.


  • Degree
  • Advanced clinical assessment or willingness to undertake.
  • Willingness to undertake non-medical prescribing course in the future.



  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of diabetes.
  • Demonstrate expert nurse skills.
  • Evidence of mentorship and preceptorship role.
  • Experience of teaching staff and patients.
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate good information technology skills including EXCEL.
  • Ability to work and manage own workload unsupervised.
  • Flexible and adaptable to facilitate service needs.
  • Ability to work in and liaise with a multidisciplinary team.


  • Experience in diabetes.
  • Experienced with insulin pumps and sensor technology.
  • Knowledge of structured education programmes e.g. DAFNE and DESMOND.
  • Experience in audit and presentation.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Cardio/thoracic experience.

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
  • Able to work at the weekend if, and when diabetes service expands to 7-day cover.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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