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Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse

Employer
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crewe
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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As a specialist nurse you will participate in the strategic planning, development and delivery of a Diabetes and Endocrinology service, working in partnership with other specialist nurses in both acute and primary care.

The post holder will devise, initiate and further develop educational programmes for all grades of staff in all areas of diabetes management.

As a registered nurse you will be expected to consistently meet the performance standards as set out in the Code of Professional Conduct (NMC 2015).

Main duties of the job

Provide advice, information, education and support to patients and/or relatives of people with diabetes.

Ensure effective communication throughout the trust to develop and build working relationships with other health care professionals to facilitate best practice in the management of patients with diabetes.

Keep clear and concise records of all actions taken and support given within your role as a specialist nurse.

Ensure attendance and participation in the specialist nurse group meetings.

Ensure confidentiality is maintained without compromising patient care.

Effectively manage the day to day provision of the diabetes service at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals observing budgetary limitations and standing financial instructions.

Ensure appropriate forecasting to take account of future service development.

Network internally and externally with other professionals and specialist nurses to identify best practice.

Collaborate with the Lead Nurse and members of the Nursing Strategy Groups during regular reviews of nursing standards and trust policies.

Collaboration with the Lead Consultant and Divisional Lead nurse and other members of the diabetes service during the development of diabetes guidelines and policies.

About us

MCHFT provides a full range of local hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester boroughs (population 357K). The Trust provides high quality planned and unplanned/emergency care, cardiac and critical care as well as child health, maternity services, and intermediate care across our sites at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.

The Trust provides 500 beds and employs over 5,000 members of staff. An extensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools by our community arm, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, in collaboration with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FT and the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance. With the formation of Integrated Care Systems in July 2022 the Trust became a strategic partner in both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester 'places' and is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside partnership caring for a population of over 2.7million.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE. At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

SERVICE DELIVERY

Provide advice, information, education and support to patients and/or relatives of people with diabetes.

Ensure effective communication throughout the trust to develop and build working relationships with other health care professionals to facilitate best practice in the management of patients with diabetes.

Keep clear and concise records of all actions taken and support given within your role as a specialist nurse.

Ensure attendance and participation in the specialist nurse group meetings.

Ensure confidentiality is maintained without compromising patient care.

Effectively manage the day to day provision of the diabetes service at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals observing budgetary limitations and standing financial instructions.

Ensure appropriate forecasting to take account of future service development.

Network internally and externally with other professionals and specialist nurses to identify best practice.

Collaborate with the Lead Nurse and members of the Nursing Strategy Groups during regular reviews of nursing standards and trust policies.

Collaboration with the Lead Consultant and Divisional Lead nurse and other members of the diabetes service during the development of diabetes guidelines and policies.

GOVERNANCE

Utilise an evidence-based approach to the management of patients health and illness including the application of up to date research findings, relevant to the management of client group.

Participate in research mapped to service need, benchmarking and equipment trials (as appropriate) in order to improve effectiveness of patient care.

Disseminate research and audit findings through presentation to professional groups.

Contribute to the development and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to own area of work.

Participate in the clinical supervision of colleagues on an individual or group basis.

Promote the involvement of patients and their families with health related activities that contribute to the improvement of services.

Promote and evaluate practice to ensure patients equality, diversity and rights are maintained and that practice is professional, ethical and equitable.

Utilise the outcomes of care to revise subsequent management plans including evaluation of the patients response to care and the effectiveness of care provided.

Engage in clinical supervision, self-reflection, audit and quality initiatives that contribute to improvements in care and practice for patients and their families

Take part, within the divisional team to ensure the Trusts risk management processes are transparent and effective.

Liaise with other advanced practitioners within the Trust to achieve a corporate viewpoint on key professional issues.

Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and their families maintaining confidentiality of information, dealing with complex and difficult people and situations as they arise, including providing emotional support to patients, families and junior colleagues in dealing with distressing circumstances including sudden and unexpected death and the breaking of bad news.

Proactively monitor and report on quality standards within own area of expertise, e.g. identifying risks, benchmarking, audit, preparing and implementing of action plans to improve quality of services.

Work with Divisions and corporate nursing team to ensure that lessons are learnt from issues arising from risk reports/complaints etc., and that they are promptly and positively addressed.

Lead on the development and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines related to area of practice, and contribute to the development of other quality policies.

Ensure compliance with Trust policies, procedures and guidelines for self and others, by taking action/alerting senior management team if practice appears to contravene policy, or if concerned about any aspect of patient care.

All staff within MCHFT are required to comply with Infection Prevention and Control (IP& C) policies and procedures as appropriate to their role and responsibilities in their individual work setting. Staff are required to be personally accountable for their actions and be responsible for their own compliance in relation to IP& C polices, protocols or advice.

MANAGERIAL/LEADERSHIP

Provide advice, support and guidance to trust staff in the management of patients with diabetes, in accordance with the National diabetes strategy and Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust policies.

Develop and ensure the provision of comprehensive training and education programmes for all grades of trust staff in the assessment and management of diabetes care.

As a Specialist Nurse act as a role model for all health care professionals in the care and management of patients with diabetes.

Work within the Code of Professional Conduct NMC (2015).

Keep up to date with nursing and clinical developments and be responsible for own professional developments and education in liaison with the Specialty Consultant and the professional and service managers.

Develop and facilitate educational programmes within the Trust.

Actively discuss present performance/future needs and expectations with the Lead Nurse and Professional Manager using the individual performance review process. The post holder will identify and pursue own education and professional portfolio maintain own personal portfolio.

Assume responsibility for diabetes initiatives and educate health care staff in their roles in caring for patients with diabetes to enhance efficiency and minimize risk.

Participate as an active member of the team by managing own time/workload in conjunction with other members to meet service requirements.

To take an active part in the induction of new staff.

Update own research knowledge in current practices.

EDUCATION/LEARNING

Take responsibility for own learning and development by recognising and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn, including full participation in KSF/appraisal, supervision, action learning and by maintaining a professional/personal portfolio of learning.

Person Specification

Qaulifications and Knowledge

Essential

  • Recognised qualification at degree level
  • NMC Registration
  • Knowledge if Diabetes Framework and guidelines
  • Knowledge of common diabetes drugs
  • Experience within diabetes acute care


Desirable

  • Non Medical Prescribing qualification or willingness to work towards
  • Knowledge of audit and/or participated in projects


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills
  • Effective multidisciplinary team working
  • ICT skills


Desirable

  • Effective teaching and public presentation skillss
  • Able to initiate and implement change


Values

Essential

  • A commitment to quality and safety
  • A recognition of the importance of showing respect, dignity and compassion to patients
  • A listening, learning and leading approach
  • Must demonstrate the Trust's values around both raising concerns at work, and how to treat others who raised concerns


Behaviours

Essential

  • Must be willing to act as a role model
  • Must be willing to take personal responsibility
  • Must have the courage to speak up
  • Must value and appreciate the worth of others


Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road

Crewe

CW1 4QJ

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412-MED-8676

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