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Paediatric Diabetes Nurse

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum plus 5% HCAS
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
The Paediatric Diabetes department is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who has a genuine interest in caring for children with diabetes to join the team on a fixed-term basis. Whilst experience in this area would be an advantage, it is not essential as we will offer tailor-made support and training. If you do not fully meet the criteria for this post, we would consider offering a Band 6 developmental role instead to the right candidate.

We are well-established service consisting of two Consultants, two Paediatric Diabetes specialist nurses, a Paediatric Specialist Dietitian and dedicated clerical support. This is primarily a community-based role with aspects of acute hospital care and is based in the hospital.

You will provide specialist paediatric diabetes care management for all children and young people across West Essex and specific areas within East & North Hertfordshire in collaboration with the wider team and multi-disciplinary teams.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and keen to learn, organised and able to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team.

We are very friendly, hardworking and committed team and informal visits are encouraged.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the provision of holistic specialist diabetes nursing care in the hospital, home or community setting with the support existing Band 7 Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses/Paediatric Specialist diabetes dietitian and the wider children's diabetes MDT.
  • Provide support and advice to children, young people and their families from diagnosis through to discharge/transition to adult services. (0-19yrs)
  • To support CYP in optimising diabetes control using diabetes technology including insulin pumps and Continuous glucose monitoring devices
  • Support the implementation of the Paediatric Diabetes Best Practice Tariff and NPDA with the wider Children's Diabetes MDT team.
  • Provide teaching and education to other colleagues within health and from other agencies
  • Support and deliver a formal teaching programme for children, young people and their families with the wider multidisciplinary team
  • To ensure that all children and young people have individual care plans in conjunction with the multi- disciplinary team.
  • To work towards acting as a source of specialist advice for children, young people and families on the nursing care and management of diabetes, including the provision of basic dietary advice and the management of acute complications.
  • Work closely across the primary and secondary care providers to establish and maintain best practice for transition in to adult diabetes service.
  • Undertake relevant training and professional development to enhance and develop within the role

About us

Our Organisation

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description and person specification. This is available to download at anytime

Person Specification



  • Experience of working within paediatric nursing as a Band 6 Registered Sick Children's Nurse
  • Experience of working with children with long-term conditions including families with psychosocial needs
  • Experience of caring for children with diabetes



  • RN Child or RSCN
  • Has undertaken or is willing to undertake a course in the care of children with diabetes
  • Degree Level Edcuated

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital


CM20 1QX

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