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Senior Nurse Diabetes, Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
14 Aug 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Senior Nurse Diabetes, Band 6 (30 hours a week)

Are you an energetic, compassionate registered nurse who has an interest in delivering excellent patient care. Then come and join our friendly, supportive, dynamic team at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We put patients and their families at the heart of everything we deliver. The Band 6 Specialist Diabetes Nurse will be an exciting opportunity, and you will be working with a supportive and compassionate team. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers a countywide Diabetes and Endocrinology service in a variety of clinic-based locations. We are looking for a compassionate Nurses to join our team to help deliver high standard of care and engage well within a multidisciplinary team.

You will be working with a fully established specialist nurses diabetes, dietetic specialist team and Speciality doctors. The lead band 7 Specialist Nurse Diabetes will be supporting with induction and offer regular supervision. You should also be able to evidence consistent development of your knowledge, in order to provide patients with advanced treatment options .

Main duties of the job

The candidate should communicate effectively and actively participate in Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings to aid patient care, joint treatment sessions, case conferences and specialist interest group meetings.

Established knowledge and skills in the field of diabetes, utilise diabetes specialist skills and competencies to encourage patient to self-manage, maximize rehabilitation potential, to ensure understanding of medication, diabetes as a life-long diagnosis, long term management of their condition, blood glucose & possible complications. The candidate should show good leadership skills, be responsible for mentoring junior staff and help them in achieving and maintaining competencies.

The candidate would be able to manage the countywide outpatients through clinic, including the administrative activities including dictating letters, organizing patient's follow-ups. Also, to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess, diagnose, plan and offer a range of treatment options deliver, evaluate and amend the treatment plan, to make recommendations for appropriate and timely management in an outpatient and inpatient setting. Supporting admission to and discharge/transfer from hospital.

Work closely with the Lead nurse, Matron and Clinical lead to ensure the operational delivery of high-quality care, clinical safety & effective clinical governance, ensuring appropriate cross county cover for diabetes nursing care within given resources.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services mainly from two large district general hospitals, Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. We remain the major provider of secondary care services in the area and analysis shows that for Gloucestershire we are the leading acute healthcare provider by a significant margin.

Our vision is 'Best Care For Everyone' and Our People & Organisational Development Strategy will ensure we have the right number of staff with the required skills to be successful, through effective recruitment, retention, education, recognition & reward. We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:

- Caring

- Listening

- Excelling

Gloucestershire is one of multi-cultural county and we believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to advance the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population. We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity.

Benefits include holiday entitlement as per NHS service, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, Occupational health services and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Brief description is mentioned above. For detailed job description, please see the attached Job Description & Personal Specification document.

Additional Contact:

Vinod Mani

Matron - Diabetes, Dermatology, Rheumatology Endocrine and Medical Day Unit


Phone: 07815010032

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing Midwifery Council
  • Diabetes Nursing Qualification e.g. Certificate in Diabetes Care or equivalent.
  • Currently working as a diabetes specialist nurse practice.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative and Flexible
  • Teaching / Mentor Qualification


  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Advanced IT skills that include the use of hospital IT systems and patient portals
  • Ability to switch between different activities and unpredictable demands to prevent hospital admissions and accelerate hospital discharges
  • A person who is able to be flexible, self-motivated and forward thinking.

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Great Western Road



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