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Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
The Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Team are looking for an experience Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse to join their team for a 1 year secondment.

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person to join our forward thinking and innovative diabetes team. The post holder will provide clinical management of diabetes in childhood and adolescence to enable Children and Young People (CYP)with diabetes to reach their optimum level of health, independence, social and psychological/emotional well-being,

You will be involved in empowering newly diagnosed CYP and their families to self- manage a complex condition by supporting them with structured education. They will recognise and adapt to each child and family's individual circumstances and requirements and continue to provide support until the age of 19yrs, when they will be supported to transition to the young person's clinic.

You will have knowledge of the different types of treatment available to support the management of diabetes, including close loop insulin pumps, and recognise when a CYP may benefit from these.

Whilst working as part of a multi- professional team, the post holder will be involved in continuous improvement for care provided in hospital and community settings such as schools. This will be supported by attending regular network meetings to ensure the care provided follows the local and national guidelines.

Main duties of the job

A Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse supports children, young people and their families with their ongoing management of diabetes, within both hospital and community settings. They will work as part of a multi- disciplinary team, including consultants, dietitians and psychologist ensuring that current, evidence based information and advice is available.

You will be responsible for ensuring the planning, delivery and evaluation of care to meet the personalised health and wellbeing care needs of patients, They will have an active role in the delivery of structured education to families, schools, nurseries and other agencies.

About us

We have 10000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the job description to gain a fuller understanding of this role.

You would be joining a team of experienced and forward-thinkingSpecialist Diabetes Nurses, Consultant Paediatricians with a specialist interest in Diabetes , Specialist Dietitians, psychologist and Administrative staff alongside working within a large supportive Children's MDT.

Our Specialised Nursing Team provides specialist advice and guidance to staff working across many areas in and out of hospital to ensure that Children and Young People (CYP) can remain out of hospital, where clinically possible. This covers a busy general paediatric department that includes inpatients, outpatients, MDT clinics, group education sessions and can encompass community visits to the CYPs home and school. We are well established within the childrens and young peoples division in the Hospital and work closely with all members of the MDT.

We have three smaller services which are linked together working as one wider team which will provide lots of opportunities to put your stamp on service development opportunities.

You would be joining a team of experienced and forward-thinking Specialist Diabetes and Endocrine Nurses, Consultant Paediatricians with a specialist interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Specialist Dietitians and Administrative staff alongside working within a large supportive Children's MDT.

You will have an exciting opportunity in the continual development and progression of our Complications of Excess Weight service.

The service, originally funded by NHS England, is one of the 15 national sites delivering specialist clinics for children aged between 2 - 18 years who are experiencing health complications related to severe obesity.The service is led by a Consultant Paediatrician with a specialist interest in endocrinology, a specialist nurse, health coach and dietitian and will have access to physiotherapists and clinical psychology.

We are committed to the continuing professional development of our team and will provide you with learning and development opportunities as part of your role. We are devoted to your wellbeing, with a number of Trust initiatives available to support staff.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • To provide specialist diabetes advice, support and education for the child/young person 0-19years, and their families/carers upon diagnosis.
  • Provide ongoing care and establish professional trusting relationships with individual patients, families/carers. Support the child/young person and family with their ongoing management of diabetes, within both hospital and community settings.
  • Support during planned transition to adult services.
  • Have an active role in the delivery of structured education to schools, nurseries and other agencies.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • RN8 or RNC Children's Nursing Posts
  • Degree in Paediatric Nursing, Specialist Practitioner degree or equivalent
  • Relevant courses/qualification in relation to care of child/young person with diabetes
  • Experience of working as a paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Community Nursing Experience


  • Non- medical prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive experience of care for the child/young person with diabetes
  • Knowledge of treatment options for child with diabetes.
  • Awareness of changes within Nursing practice
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Evidence of clinical competence in area of speciality


  • Knowledge of ethical issues
  • Knowledge of Leadership and Management
  • Research and Development
  • Experience of mentorship and ability to identify learning and development needs

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital



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