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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic senior Diabetes Nurse Specialist to help lead the Diabetes nursing team across University Hospital Dorset.

The diabetes specialist team are part of a specialist service providing high level care for patients with diabetes across Dorset. We are keen to rollout the new Hybrid Closed Loop technology for our patients and require a band 7 nurse to provide an integral role in the team for the future.

Applicants for this post will require specialist diabetes knowledge and experience in using technology in adult diabetes care. The post holder will join the service at an exciting time as we progress with the redesign of acute care across Dorset therefore it is essential that the successful applicant is forward thinking, and able to work cohesively.

The workload is demanding, and requires day-to-day interaction with a wide range of the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will therefore require strong resilience and advanced communication skills. The workload is also hugely varied in its nature.

We warmly welcome enquiries and discussion ahead of application.

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have now merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have about this at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse NMC Registration
  • Relevant diabetes specialty qualification (Postgraduate diploma in a diabetes related field) or equivalent experience.
  • Recognised Teaching qualification/training.
  • Evidence of continued professional development within Diabetes
  • NMP (Non-Medical Prescriber)


  • Counselling skills training
  • Obtained or working towards a qualification at Masters level in Diabetes Care



  • Significant experience of working autonomously within Diabetes
  • Experience of trainee supervision and teaching
  • Experience of delivery of diabetes training to professional groups.
  • Experience in delivering patient advocacy
  • Experience in contributing to research, audit and evidence-based care.
  • Experience in delivering service improvement.
  • Experience of working in an MDT and across organisational and professional boundaries.
  • Experience of working with patients with technology used in the area of Diabetes - pumps, sensors and hybrid closed loops.

Technical skills and competancies


  • Evidence of effective team working across professional and organisational boundaries.
  • Significant post registration experience, including experience of working in diabetes clinical specialty both community and secondary care
  • Highly developed specialist clinical skills underpinned by theory and experience
  • Experience of complex diabetes management, treatment initiation and adjustment (including insulin and non-insulin therapies) and diabetes sub speciality work (eg. insulin pump, antenatal, transition).
  • Evidence of planning and organisational skills.
  • Proven listening and counselling skills with the ability to manage complex situations and appropriately deliver sensitive and difficult outcomes.
  • Participate in teaching both to professionals and patients and evidence of development of teaching programmes.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage own caseload, work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Able to conduct and evaluate own projects
  • Proficient IT and presentation skills
  • Ability to write reports and maintain accurate records



  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current and national issues relevant to Diabetes.
  • Knowledge of quality standards and relevant NICE guidelines, CQUINs etc
  • Advanced knowledge of the range of presentations, diagnosis and current management options within the speciality area.
  • Ability to carry out and evaluate audit and research.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Castle Lane



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