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Diabetes Specialist Nurse: Inpatient Outpatient Facilitator

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024
Fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity until October 2025

The aim of our department is to provide a high standard of care to all patients with diabetes, with a view to improving both health and quality of life, whilst promoting self-management. The Diabetes Specialist Nurses work across three different teams supporting patients seen in the Diabetes Centre, Inpatients and out in the community. This post will predominantly be based in the Elsie Bertram Diabetes centre for outpatients and requires knowledge and skills in supporting and managing patients with all types of diabetes who use various technology to help manage their condition. There is also potential to work with our other specialist teams in inpatients. A flexible approach will be welcomed as you may be involved in late clinic or weekend cover.

We are looking for a nurse who is kind, caring, flexible, self-motivated and reliable, in addition to being passionate about diabetes and nursing. You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team including Diabetologists, Dieticians, Clinical Psychologists, Podiatrists, community nurses, GP surgeries, mental health teams, etc. so will require good communication skills and good organisational skills.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing a service that will ensure patients with diabetes under our care are informed, educated, reviewed, and supported.

The team currently work with new technology available within diabetes, such as insulin pumps and Hybrid closed loops, CGM and relevant Apps, including bolus advisors, etc. As part of this role, you would be required to provide education, training and ongoing support to our patients and colleagues on diabetes technology that we currently offer, to help promote independence and self-management in and out of hospital.

Other main duties include:
  • Manage your own case load of patients.
  • Regularly refer to and liaise with wider MDT members.
  • Review and assess patients to provide individual plans of care based on clinical need and patient preference.
  • Provide education and equipment to patients and their families.
  • Provide education and support for patients and staff with the use of new technologies used in diabetes management.

Appropriate training will be given, and you will be required to work towards completing our DSN competencies within the Trust.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Implement Trust and Directorate evidence-based procedures, policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Contribute to local policy making within the agreed Trust strategy.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Trust in professional and trust business settings.
  • Develop policies and procedures for nursing practice for patients with diabetes.
  • To belong to diabetes interest groups at local and national levels, undertake presentations and disseminate information gained to unit staff.
  • Manage own caseload of patients.
  • Provide nurse-led clinics in specialist areas.
  • Act as mentor to local Diabetes Peer Supporters.
  • Ensure that communication links between the Diabetes Centre, Inpatient Wards and Primary Care are strengthened.
  • Provide clinical and managerial leadership and support to all nursing and clerical staff within the diabetes team
  • Assist with managing staff performance and development through a process of appraisal, which should include a cycle of constructive performance review and the establishment of a relevant personal development plan.
  • Document incidents on Datix and escalate as required.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC register
  • ENB 928 or equivalent
  • ENB 998 or equivalent



  • Significant experience at Band 5
  • Some experience in a position relevant to the speciality



  • Good communication and interpersonal skills


  • Teaching experience

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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