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Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Diabetes Specialist Nurse looking to take a new step in your career? This is an exciting opportunity to join the Acute Diabetes Team as a Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Main duties of the job

This will be a permanent role within the Acute Diabetes Team for an experienced Diabetes Specialist Nurse to assess, develop and implement programmes of care providing highly specialised advice on specialist diabetes care.

Practise in compliance with your respective code of professional conduct and within your scope of practice. Being responsible and accountable for decisions, actions, and omissions at this level of practice.

The post holder will work in line with The TREND Integrated Care and Competency Framework for Adult Diabetes Nursing to Senior Practitioner or Expert Nurse level.

Liaise with non-specialist teams in the development of management plans for patients with complex diabetes related problems including recurring hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia fear or unawareness, renal disease, partial sight, diabetic foot disease, preconception planning and pregnancy.

Provide the diabetes service within outpatient and inpatient settings within speciality areas.

Lead specialist for defined caseload.Non-medical prescriber practicing within the Prescribing Competency Framework.Line management and mentor Band 6 DSNsSupport strategic development and operational delivery of care Works independently and as part of MDT within inpatient and outpatient settings.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • Relevant accredited registration qualification.
  • Independent Medical Prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Demonstrable certificate of qualification relevant to the post.e.g DAFNE trained or equivalent or willingness to undertake



  • Significant experience in a relevant subject
  • Proven experience as Band 6 DSN
  • Experience of triaging and assessing patients in pressured situations

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Road




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