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Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist and Diabetes Course Coordinator

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a passionate paediatric diabetes specialist nurse looking for a new challenge? The Diabetes team at Birmingham Children's Hospital seeks a dedicated Band 7 nurse to join one of the UK's largest paediatric diabetes units, serving over 350 children.

This hybrid role involves delivering expert nursing clinical practice and leading the 'Management of Childhood Diabetes Course (MCDC),' validated at Level 6 by Birmingham City University. The MCDC is a flexible, work-based learning program for healthcare professionals entering the paediatric diabetes field. The successful candidate will have protected time for both clinical and educational duties.

You will provide high-quality clinical practice, lead and develop the MCDC, and engage in innovative diabetes care practices. Working as part of a supportive team, you will contribute to national and international diabetes guidelines and participate in our 7-day service for children, young people, and families.

We seek someone with paediatric diabetes nursing experience and a passion for education. Teaching experience is preferable, but we will support you in attaining a PG Cert in professional teaching if needed.

Join us in a leading paediatric diabetes unit, be part of a supportive team, and engage in diabetes care advancements. If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and eager to advance diabetes care through innovative practice and education, we welcome your application. Embrace change and deliver world-class care with us

Main duties of the job

  • Provide an expert level of nursing practice for Paediatric diabetes, using advanced skills, to shape and develop high quality Paediatric diabetes service across the trust.
  • Design, develop and co-ordinate all aspects of the Management of Diabetes Course (MCDC) in collaboration with Birmingham City University and the diabetes MDT.
  • Support the co-ordination of the Diabetes Nursing team, including nursing staff management and planning for service delivery.
  • Promote excellence in nursing practice through the delivery of advanced nursing care to children and their families.
  • Participate as part of the MDT in facilitating educational programmes for other Trust wide professionals.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration - R.S.C.N/RN child branch
  • Qualification in the management of childhood diabetes course
  • Knowledge, experience and competence in paediatric diabetes nursing, significant band 6 level experience
  • Evidence of completion of leadership development package, or equivalent leadership role


  • 1st level degree or equivalent
  • Short courses at Masters Level and willingness to work towards an MSc

Knowledge and experience


  • Demonstrate experience of working with children and young people with Diabetes
  • Expert knowledge of paediatric diabetes
  • Proven experience of teaching HCP's, children and young people
  • Proven ability to manage own and team members workload
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of local and national policy/reviews relating to service provision for children requiring diabetes care

Analytical and judgment skills


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the audit/research process, and relevance to clinical practice
  • Evidence of application of clinical judgement and decision making to ensure patient careand safety
  • Self-motivated and creative thinker
  • Ability to prioritise workload

Professional and managerial


  • Competent to assess, manage and instigate insulin therapies and titrate insulin accordingly
  • Competence and experience in blood glucose management
  • Is able to initiate, manage, troubleshoot devices including but not limited to insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to educate and present in a variety of formats


  • Experience of presenting at local, national, and international conferences

Personal skills and attributes


  • Ability to act as a positive role model
  • Demonstrable evidence of team working
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required
  • Professional appearance and attitude
  • Can demonstrate the ability to work with children, young people, and families from all social backgrounds
  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of the Trust

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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