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Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024
Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Department - Paediatric Unit

Band 7 �43,742 - �50,056 per annum pro rata

Hours: 30h per week, 9 months Maternity Cover

Do you have the skills of a great Specialist Nurse
  • Qualifications And Knowledge: Do you have an NMC registration as a Children's Nurse with 4 years post registration experience and a Mentorship or equivalent qualification and in-depth understanding of National Guidance. Do you have the willingness to practice by using updated evidence and implement evidenced based guidelines?
  • Skills: Do you advocate for your patients and place them in the centre of the care you are providing? Do you have effective negotiation and analytical skills? Do you have effective communication skills and ability to perform well under pressure?
  • Experience:Do you love to work together with your multi-disciplinary team, are you able to demonstrate successful implementation of effective evidence- based practice?
  • Care and Integrity: do you continuously look for ways to improve care? Do you have initiative with safeguarding your patients?
  • Ownership: Do you feel the need to lead, to take responsibility, and to drive care forward whether working autonomously and as part of a Team?
  • Collaboration & Contribution:Do you enjoy contributing to the delivery of high quality evidenced based best practice. Do you enjoy listening and learning from your colleagues?

We are looking to interview on 11th June 2024

Main duties of the job

You will need to be a fantastic communicator, as we have a positive Paediatric Multi-Disciplinary team that work closely together to drive forward best practice. Our Nurses are truly valued by the Management and Medical Teams and effective joined up working is a real asset to our ability to provide holistic care. We will support you to develop into someone who can influence others and effectively manage change supporting the delivery of the Department, Divisional and Trust Agenda's.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their commitment to continuous professional development for themselves and their team: You will have the support of the Matron, the Paediatric Diabetes MDT, our Quality Lead Nurse and a Practice Educator to ensure that you and your team can deliver great care in a busy acute environment.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit to the Paediatric Unit please contact Panagiotis Siekkeris (PDSN),, Olivia Sutunc (PDSN),, on 01908 996522, or Charlotte (Charlie) Nunn (Divisional Chief Nurse Paediatrics) via email

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Demonstrates and establishes a relationship of trust with patients, carers and families.

Demonstrates expertise when dealing with complex patients with comorbid conditions and their families who require new skills to live with a chronic condition.

Adheres to health and safety Trust legislation and infection control policies.

Communicates and agrees with the patient, carer and family the determined plan of care, which can be complex and sensitive.

Consider and evaluates the impact (physically and psychologically) on the child and their family / carers. Offers advice and counselling with regard to the psychological implications or refers to other appropriate agencies where appropriate. Ensures, where appropriate, that the patient and their family remain in control over decision making regarding their health / illness.

Establishes a relationship of trust which demonstrates respect for the inherent dignity of the patient whatever age, gender or religion, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural group.

Diagnoses, symptoms and side effects of treatment in order to improve the effectiveness of care. Improve quality of care and patient quality of life experience through expertise.

Receives direct referrals from medical staff, nursing staff and patient self-referral. Reviews appropriateness of these referrals.

Ensures the rights of the child are acknowledged and respected. Acts as an advocate for the child. Is aware of legislation regarding children and young people.

To act as an expert practitioner in the management of the childs chronic condition, demonstrating advanced clinical skills and knowledge to professional staff and patients in diabetes and paediatrics.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Registered Children's Nurse
  • 4 years post registration experience
  • Mentorship or equivalent qualification


  • Qualification in speciality: Paediatric Diabetes
  • Degree in relevant health/education related field (or evidence of significant post-graduate study)
  • Non-Medical Prescribing Course
  • Leadership Course
  • Paediatric Intermediate Life Support qualification- PILS



  • Able to evidence ability to work independently and also within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to demonstrate successful implementation of effective evidence- based practice.
  • Good understanding of governance and all it entails.


  • A minimum of 3 years post qualification working in an acute paediatric speciality.
  • Detailed experience in facilitation/ teaching/ assessing/ coaching.
  • Evidence of effective specialist development within this field, with a working knowledge of current local and national guidelines relating to best practice for children and young people with diabetes.
  • Experience of managing a defined caseload and ability to work under pressure to manage workload and meet deadlines.
  • Experience of policy development.



  • Demonstrates ability to consistently place child and family at centre of care, working to ensure that the child can reach their full potential.
  • Work autonomously and within an effective MDT.
  • Can perform under pressure, able to demonstrate excellent management skills
  • Has effective negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills with particular ability to liaise effectively with multidisciplinary team.
  • Has the ability to continually develop relevant clinical skills in speciality, to have transferable skills that support this role.
  • Has excellent consultation skills, able to assess, plan and implement care, supporting informed choice and gaining consent where appropriate.
  • Has the ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise.
  • Can demonstrates effective use of Safeguarding to ensure safety and care of the child and young person.


  • Has the ability to work with all schools, health and social care and to enable effective transition to adult service.
  • Able to work with technologies and to educate and support children and young people in development of necessary skills to manage their condition using technology to assist.

Personal and people development


  • Able to work flexibly, either independently or as part of a team.
  • Assertive.
  • Pro-active.
  • Motivated and innovative.
  • Willing to contribute, collaborate and drive an effective quality agenda.



  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal, written and presentation.
  • Computer literate.

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations.

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Paediatric Specialist Nurses (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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