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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
The Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service has an opportunity for an experienced nurse with an interest in diabetes to join our team. You should have a desire to enhance your knowledge and skills in diabetes within an inpatient setting.

We require a motivated and enthusiastic nurse with excellent communication and leadership skills to supplement our team. We will provide support, training and guidance to enhance your skills within the role of a Diabetes Specialist Nurse.

Main duties of the job

Assess, plan and implement treatment plans for people with diabetes whilst an inpatient. Contribute to the organisation and delivery of specialist education and training to other health care professionals, carers on all aspects of diabetes management. To have the ability to work autonomously in the provision of a specialist, evidence based and high quality service for people with diabetes. and with the support of nursing and medical colleagues.

You will work closely with the Consultants, Clinical Nurse Specialist's and other multidisciplinary team members, playing an important role in the delivery of effective care and management of inpatients with diabetes.

You must be able to work autonomously, organise your workload effectively and adapt to, as well as drive change at a local level.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Registration and Qualifications


  • Current NMC registration
  • First level degree
  • Post basic qualification in diabetes or equivalent portfolio of evidence
  • Recognised teaching qualification


  • Non-Medical prescribing or willingness to undertake

Skill and Experience


  • Experience of working in the field of diabetes and good clinical knowledge
  • Evidence of proactive involvement in the mentorship of nurses
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, evidence of development of own skill and knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Fairfield General Hospital

Rochdale Old Road



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