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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified nurse looking to take a new step in your nursing career? This is an exciting opportunity to join the Acute Diabetes Team as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse, to assess, develop and implement programs of care providing specialised advice on specialist diabetes care.

Informal visits/chats always welcome - contact us today to discuss the position in more detail or organise for you to come and visit!

Main duties of the job

To provide and maintain a high standard of evidence based, patient centred care. To demonstrate good interpersonal skills and to develop practical skills required within the speciality, whist reflecting the philosophy of care.To deliver patient care on a daily basis, using the systems in place in the department for a multi-disciplinary approach to patient-centred care delivery, which builds on the philosophy of greater involvement of patients and their relatives/carers by using the Trusts patient and public involvement strategy.Experienced Band 5 post holders will also provide effective clinical and managerial leadership of the department, in the absence of the senior members of the team, which empowers staff to deliver patient- centred, evidence based nursing care

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • Relevant accredited registration qualification.
  • Postgraduate or post registration study obtained through Master's or equivalent level of experience or willingness to undertake.
  • Demonstrates evidence of ongoing continuous personal developments.



  • Significant experience in a relevant subject
  • Proven experience as a Band 5 in a patient care setting
  • Experience of triaging and assessing patients in pressured situations

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Road




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