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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
West Cornwall
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A post has arisen for a band 6 to work as part of the Diabetes Specialist Nursing Team.

The successful candidate will work to enhance their diabetes skills and provide advanced assessment and support to the whole health community. We are looking for a registered nurse who is enthusiastic about the field of diabetes, wanting to improve your knowledge and make a difference of patients in the community.

Previous diabetes expertise is essential with proven evidence of working with patients with diabetes at a senior level

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide expert specialist nurse led and intermediate clinics and support staff, patients and carers. Managing an on-going patient case load of people with Diabetes using nurse led clinics, GP cluster clinics, ward reviews in community and acute hospital settings and domiciliary visits, throughout the whole patient pathway working towards agreed standards and targets as determined by the DSN lead.

To assist with the professional leadership and management of the Cornwall Adult Diabetes Nursing Service in conjunction with Clinical Nurse Specialist Diabetes and Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist to provide the highest possible standards of care to the patients and their families

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live her. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increase the numbers of people who use out services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full information of the roles and responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education/Qualification and Relevant Experience


  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Professional qualification - RN level 1
  • Diabetes specialist course (ENB 928 or Diabetes degree module) or willingness to undertake
  • Relevant diploma or evidence of working towards this, or equivalent experience
  • Non- Medical Prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Substantial Post Registered (RN) experience.
  • Employed at a senior level within an adult care acute / community setting for 2 years caring for people with Diabetes
  • Proven teaching & counselling skills
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Skills and Aptitude


  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisation skills.
  • Time management awareness
  • Computer Literacy

Knowledge and abilities


  • Knowledge of current issues in Diabetes care
  • Ability to work as team member & autonomously
  • Motivated, reliable, flexible, organised & innovative.
  • Ability to cope under pressure

Personal Qualities


  • Willingness to undergo training and development as required
  • Flexible approach to working

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



West Cornwall

PL31 2QN

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