Diabetes Specialist Nurse
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Diabetic Specialist Nurse looking to work within the Primary Care setting.
GPS Healthcare and Solihull Health Partnership, two PCN’s within Bsol, are working together to offer a fantastic opportunity for a DSN to work as part of their joint team, in a full time permanent role.
Main duties of the job
The DSN needs to be able to initiate GLP1 and Insulin, along with holding the non-medical prescribing qualification.
The DSN would be expected to complete all the work coming out of group consultations eg referrals insulin uptitrations etc and ideally not refer it back to the original team as this will be your main role.
The successful candidate will have access to and be competent in both EMIS and Systmone to allow smooth working and will be supported by a care co coordinator.
GPS Healthcare has 40,400 patients across 6 sites in Solihull
We are rated CQC Good and are an Investors in People registered practice
We have close practice links with Birmingham and Solihull CCG (BSol) and high QOF achievement
We have developed multidisciplinary teams around frailty, respiratory, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and lifestyle medicine and our Nursing team are integral to all and leading in some of these areas. We are also excited to start multi-agency Group Consultations for our population. A focus for our team is on health inequalities and we have a nurse-led childhood immunisation programme and housebound covid vaccination programme for our under-served communities plus an MDT looking after Asylum Seekers in our area. Anyone joining the nursing team will be supported in their development in any of these areas - and we are always open to new ideas! We are in the process of setting up peer support across all of the Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Solihull as we have an ethos of shared learning and innovation and envisage working more closely together in the new Integrated Care System (ICS).
To manage a varied caseload of patients with additions of working with present diabetic services and referring those to clinics as needed. You will see patients in GP surgeries, at home and in group consultations and individual patient clinics.
To support patients with diabetes within a variety of care settings, ensuring a cohesive, holistic and evidence-based approach to the management of diabetes care to include lifestyle interventions and careful amendment of medication to match with significant lifestyle medication made by patients.
You must have achieved the Non- Medical prescribing qualification V 300, active on NMC Register. To prescribe safe, effective and appropriate medication defined by current legislative framework and prescribe within local formulary.
You must have:
· Competence in GLP1 initiation
· Competence in Insulin initiation and titration
· Prescribing qualification essential
Supported by the nursing team within the practice, the Diabetic Specialist Nurse will deliver care within the boundaries of their role and in accordance with specific practice guidelines and protocols.
As autonomous prescribers the nurse is responsible for the care delivered, demonstrating critical thinking and skills in clinical decision making.
They will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients and support the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.
· To provide diabetes specialist nursing skills, knowledge, and expertise in clinical practice, in order to act as a resource for other staff.
· Demonstrates good understanding of Type II diabetes and disease progression
· To support partnership working with PCNs to deliver integrated care and reduce inequality.
· Work with patients to both support compliance and concordance and adopt health promotion
· Strategies that promote healthy lifestyles and apply principles of self-care.
· To work collaboratively with the ICS and work equally across SHP and GPS practices for their diabetic patients.
· To run group consultations for high risk diabetic patients joined with GPS and SHP patients.
· To identify and plan preventative measure and anticipatory care needs including emergency management.
· Monitor and review the aims of nutritional care plans and recommend change or intervention to facilitate achievement of appropriate aims.
· To ensure patients, carers and health care professionals are given verbal and written information where possible regarding planned diabetes care.
· Flexible to the needs of the service, covering one session a week of extended hours after 6:30pm, this will be needed for group consultations for working age patients
· To work collaboratively with the care coordinator to ensure high risk patients identified and called, consented and brought to table top monthly MDT meeting.
· Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children
· Advise, support and where appropriate administer vaccinations for patients travelling abroad
· Provide specialist education, training and support to other staff / students.
· Undertakes research and leads clinical audits in own specialist area and be pro -active in generating and managing batch reports for GPS Healthcare.
· Review patient data to work with the nursing team, to achieve focused patient healthcare
· Active participation in achieving QOF, UO and Enhanced Services targets and recall demands
· To maintain mandatory training and remain current in practice, attend annual updates in areas of clinical practice
· Support and encourage development of the nursing team within GPS Healthcare
· Attend GPS Nurse Team meetings
· Liaise with Operational Support Team for Recalls, QOF and Enhanced Services
· Liaise with Operations team regarding new services that Practice Nurses can be involved with and how this may be implemented
· To have regular communications with the Lead Nurse and nursing team
· To attend regular team meetings at site
· To attend regular prescribing meetings within GPS and externally
· Attend external meetings as appropriate to role and development
Konwledge and Skills
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).