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Diabetes Specialist Nurse - Community Diabetes

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join Dudley Community Diabetes Specialist Nursing Team. The team works closely with the Acute Team as part of a specialist MDT approach to managing Diabetes.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication/interpersonal skills/clinical skills & be able to demonstrate the ability to work & make decisions autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team which includes consultants, GPs, dietitians, podiatrists & other specialist services.

The Diabetes Specialist Nurse will work closely with the local diabetes population delivering services in patient's homes, clinics & care homes. They will be expected to manage their own caseload effectively to deliver specialist diabetes care as well as presenting diabetes structured education.

The successful applicant will have a valid UK driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance. They will be expected to support the Lead Nurse in the continued transformation of service delivery.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will:
  • Work as part of the diabetes specialist nursing team, supporting consultant diabetologists & wider Trust staff in the management, care & education of the patient with diabetes
  • Be responsible for specialist assessment, providing support & education to patients with diabetes/ their families/ carers ensuring a high quality service is provided
  • Be a member of the multi-disciplinary team & exercise a high degree of personal & professional autonomy utilising skills/knowledge/ assessment indecision making
  • Contribute to service improvement in the clinical field monitoring & improving standards of care in accordance with the local & national policies & NICE guidance
  • Liaise with other members of the diabetes team and Diabetes Nurse Specialists in Dudley
  • Support the Lead Nurse, Matron & Medical Head of Service in developing & monitoring diabetes services & the quality of care experienced by patients with Diabetes

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person Specification



  • First level registration
  • Evidence of undertaking a recognised course of study in teaching and assessing
  • Educated to 1st degree level or evidence of study at degree level.
  • Evidence of professional development and regular study since qualification


  • Up to date practice assessor certificate/evidence of being on the Live Mentorship Register
  • Post registration experience working in an acute and community setting
  • Non medical prescribing



  • Must have recent nursing experience as a senior staff nurse or above within a diabetic related environment
  • Experience of regularly managing a team of staff and other resources during shifts, within the acute setting
  • Experience of close liaison with members of multidisciplinary team

Knowledge and Training


  • Knowledge of current clinical development, evidence based practices and professional issues affecting nursing and diabetic services.
  • Commitment to evidence based practice
  • Keen to develop own skills and develop nursing practice.


  • Developed and implemented safe systems of work to ensure health and safety of staff, patient and visitors
  • Understanding of leadership theory and practice.
  • Evidence of having implemented teamwork practices.
  • Knowledge of effective people management practices
  • Knowledge of clinical audit and effectiveness systems.
  • Projects/research undertaken on own initiative or as part of previous nursing posts held
  • Willing to undertake specialist diabetes competencies.

Communication & Relationship Skills


  • Ability to demonstrate negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Effective leadership skills.
  • Evidence of having developed team-working skills
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work within a team and develop others
  • Skilled practitioner who can act as a role model
  • Effective communication skills, verbal, written and IT.

Physical Skills


  • Must have a valid UK driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Brierley Hill HSCC

Brierley Hill



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