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Clinical Nurse Specialist Diabetes

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum/incl HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated nurse with an interest in Diabetes to join our established multidisciplinary diabetes team to help deliver high quality diabetes care to patients and healthcare professionals within the Trust.

You should be an excellent communicator and educator, have good organisational skills, work well as part of a team and want the challenge of gaining new skills and knowledge. You will be joining friendly, dynamic colleagues committed to providing high standards of care to patients with diabetes.

Applicants are expected to be registered on Part 1 of the NMC register. Internal and external diabetes training will be provided to ensure appropriate competencies and accreditation for diabetes education and DVW service delivery. Prior experience, accredited CPD in diabetes and evidence of specialist knowledge and independent diabetes working will be viewed favourably. Support will be provided in-post for continuing professional development, including but not limited to insulin pumps, independent non-medial prescribing and peer reviewed diabetes education delivery.

This post would suit any experienced nurse with experience in diabetes care and who wants to specialise in the field of diabetes and is looking for a new and exciting challenge with career progression opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will provide evidence-based diabetes care and advice to patients with diabetes with responsibility for a patient caseload. In conjunction with Diabetes CNS colleagues, the post holder will oversee the newly initiated Diabetes Virtual Ward (DVW) including identifying and onboarding suitable patients to the DVW. The post-holder will liaise with colleagues across the primary-secondary care interface to support safe and efficient diabetes management and transfer of care. The post-holder will disseminate diabetes education to patients and healthcare professionals across the Trust as part of regular staff training programme. The post holder may be asked to work flexibly within a 6-day working week in conjunction with other Diabetes CNS colleagues.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities,community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitalsprovide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for the main responsibilities of a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes

Person Specification

Please refer to person spec


  • Education and Qualification
  • Knowledge and Understanding
  • Experience
  • Skills/Abilities


  • Education and Qualification
  • Experience

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Pield Heath Road



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