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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse to join the team at UHCW.

A Diabetes Specialist Nurse requires expertise in the management of diabetes in both hospital and community settings. The role is educational and advisory with the aim of providing specialist diabetes care to the person with diabetes, their carer and training for healthcare professionals.

The role involves working autonomously as well as within the multidisciplinary team to achieve targets set out within National guidelines.

Main duties of the job

Accountable for own actions in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice.

Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

Act as a role model to nursing staff by delivering high quality care.

To manage and organize a specific caseload of patients and prioritise referrals.

To accept referrals from other health disciplines and refer patients to health professionals independently.

To assist patients to achieve individualised goals of diabetes management to maintain their physical wellbeing.

To advise medical and nursing staff on the most appropriate treatment for their patient based on clinical assessment and clearly defined policies and protocols.

To convert patients to insulin therapy on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

To advise patients on adjustment of their oral hypoglycaemic agents or insulin treatment to optimise control of their diabetes.

To select, carry out and interpret the results of specific tests and take appropriate action.

To assist in the strategic planning of services within the diabetes unit providing specialist advice for future services.

To help develop and update existing guidelines and protocols within the diabetes service.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To identify training needs and develop training programmes for all grades of staff.

To participate in the development of suitable materials to facilitate the education of staff and patients.

To be up to date in technological advances and techniques for equipment used by patients for insulin therapy and glucose monitoring.

To be innovative in the use of treatment regimes.

To attend meetings and represent the diabetes team.

To participate in MDT meetings.

For further details of the job role please see attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


Paybody Annexe

2 Stoney Stanton Road



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