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Diabetes Nurse Consultant - Conquest Hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic individual to join us at East Sussex NHS Trust to drive, champion, and defend gold standard care for people with Diabetes. The post-holder will provide clinical, strategic, and professional leadership for Diabetes and Endocrinology nursing, ensuring that the care delivered to all our patients is safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive both now and in the future. The post-holder will be a source of expertise and operate with a high degree of autonomy whilst also working closely and collaboratively with senior medical colleague

The patient will be at the centre of everything you do. You will lead well-established, supportive, and collaborative multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to ensuring high quality care of people with Diabetes at ESHT. You will be responsible for the professional leadership of the Diabetes and Endocrinology nursing workforce, and demonstrating a supportive, person-centred, and motivational approach with a 'can-do' attitude.

We are looking for an outstanding nurse leader who has the vision and commitment to deliver high quality clinical care to patients, whilst developing robust nursing practices and embedding clinical governance systems within the Division, aligned to relevant professional, national and local strategies and policy frameworks including CQC Compliance and other compliance frameworks/requirements.

Main duties of the job

To lead, manage and continue to develop at the forefront of innovative diabetes specialist practice, inspiring colleagues to implement such practice and service developments.

To work with colleagues to implement the East Sussex better Together integrated diabetes service. To promote and develop robust partnership working to ensure true integrated care across the CCGs.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (part 1 NMC Register) o
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • First level degree or equivalent oMaster's degree
  • Independent Non-Medical Prescriber oCounselling certificate
  • Recognised University Teaching Training
  • An approved qualification in Multidisciplinary Diabetes Management
  • Substantial experience at senior level in clinical diabetes nursing practiced material. oEvidence of continuing professional practice
  • Proven track record of achievement in changing clinical practice, teaching in clinical practice, academic achievement, and professional staff development.
  • Extensive diabetes nursing care experience
  • Experience of staff management oEvidence and experience of leadership qualities

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD

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