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Nurse Specialist - Diabetes

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual with excellent communication skills to join the existing Diabetes nursing team. The successful applicant will play a key role in the management care and support of patients with complex Diabetes within a busy outpatient and community setting.

Experience of working with patients with diabetes is required and full driving experienced is required.

Excellent communication skills are an essential component of this role, as is the ability to work flexibly as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Interview Date: 22 July 2024
  • Full and Part Time hours available
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Key aspects of the role include:
  • Promoting patient self-management skills through support, advice and education.
  • Providing specialist diabetes care including adjustment of medication and development of treatment plans.
  • Providing support and education to primary care staff.

Skills required:
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Time management.
  • Teamwork - as well as independently and within multi-disciplinary team.

This role will involve working with all aspects of Diabetes as well as advanced technology.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.

Within the sphere of specialist practice:
  • Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.
  • Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
  • Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
  • Contributes to training and education within specialist area.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context.
  • Knowledge of adult/child safeguarding.



  • Evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective report writing skills.
  • Good IT skills.


  • Change management skills and involvement in project work.



  • Some post registration experience within related specialist area of practice.
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training supervision & assessment.


  • Research or audit experience.



  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch).
  • NMC registration.
  • Diploma/Degree level study, or equivalent specialist study/experience.
  • Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development.
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements for mentorship if relevant to role.
  • Effective organisation and time management skills.


  • Evidence of effective leadership skills/knowledge e.g. Leadership course (LEO).
  • Evidence of contribution towards education and training programmes.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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