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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT
North Derbyshire
£35,392 to £50,056 a year pro rata (Development opportunity for B6-B7)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Community Diabetes Nurses are a small friendly team of specialist nurses. We support management of patients with Diabetes across North Derbyshire.

This includes a mixture of face to face nurse led clinics, remote consultations and education. This is a very varied role working with adults of different ages, to maximise their quality of life, living with Diabetes.

This role is suitable for development from Band 6 to band 7 once competencies are met or as a Band 7 role depending on experience and skillset.

Main duties of the job

Provide a comprehensive service to adult patients with diabetes referred to the service

Work in collaboration with GP's and consultants within North Derbyshire area

Work with other members of the DSN team to support the delivery of community based education to individuals and groups within North Derbyshire to promote high quality support for adults with diabetes

Work as part of the team to deliver training to a range of professionals to support with their care of people with diabetes

Be responsible for maintaining competency to practice through maintenance of professional registration, continuous professional development activities and maintain a portfolio of evidence of learning beyond registration.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account
  • To perform comprehensive nursing and diabetes assessment with/for patients.
  • To be responsible for formulating a diagnosis and developing, planning and delivering an effective individualised treatment programme in partnership with patients.
  • To continually evaluate patient progress, reassess and amended treatment as appropriate as part of an individualised treatment programme in partnership with patients
  • To be responsible for assessment and management of clinical risk within own case load
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of professional and clinical work
  • To communicate in timely verbal and written reports and discharge summaries to other agencies as appropriate
  • To communicate effectively with patients, to gain informed consent to treatment and agree expected outcomes.
  • Review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence based practice and national/local protocols non-medical prescriber (for band 7).
  • Motivate patients and where appropriate carers to enable agreed treatment programmes are adhered to

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse or Registered Nurse for learning disability or RMN (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of post registration training in Diabetes


  • Non-Medical Prescriber or willingness to undertake relevant training
  • Teaching/mentor qualification C& G730 ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Diabetes qualification



  • Good understanding of the national diabetes agenda, prevention and treatment
  • Evidence of working clinically at a senior level

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Walton Hospital

North Derbyshire

S40 3HW

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