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Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work in a dynamic, exciting and innovative diabetes team?

We are looking for a highly motivated nurse, who is passionate about diabetes, to make a major contribution to the care of patients with diabetes in secondary care in City and Hackney.

You will be a registered nurse with desirable post registration nursing course in diabetes . You should have experience in managing and caring for patients with diabetes either in a hospital or community setting.

You should have proven teaching as well as the ability to demonstrate initiative, innovation, effective communication skills and the ability to organize your own caseload.

You will work alongside the existing Diabetes team in the diabetes service within primary and secondary care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist in the delivery of a specialist nursing service for people with diabetes:
  • To provide specialist nursing Diabetes care to patients with diabetes in the inpatient and outpatient setting (primary and secondary care)
  • To provide specialist nursing advice and support to patients and their families and carers following diagnosis and thereafter.
  • To liaise closely with defined GP practices and community nurses to ensure current recommended practice is effectively delivered.
  • To ensure continuity of high standard evidence based nursing care, assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating care plans for a defined caseload of patients in secondary care.
  • To manage own caseload of patients under supervision from a senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse.
  • To follow up patients under supervision from a senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse, providing relevant information enabling patients and their carers to make informed choices regarding treatment.
  • To refer patients presenting with complex diabetes associated problems on to a senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse or senior Diabetes Dietitian using integrated patient care pathways.
  • To develop and participate in the on-going education of people with diabetes, ensuring timely referral to participate in appropriate structured education programmes.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Demonstrating understanding of Trust Values



  • NMC Registered
  • Evidence of CPD in relation to Diabetes
  • RGN Level 1


  • Diabetes certificate/ diploma from a University

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent Written and oral communication skills
  • Patient centered approach to care and holistic care
  • Counselling skills
  • IT Skills (Fully conversant with Word/PowerPoint/Excel)
  • Teaching experience



  • Experience of working with patients with Diabetes either in the community or hospital setting

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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