Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

The post-holder works as an expert practitioner and is responsible for the delivery of patient-focused programmes of care, which address the complex and changing health and well-being needs of the client group in his/her clinical area.

The post-holder displays excellent communication and leadership skills and is responsible for the day-to-day line management of the team for which he/she is responsible.

Provide advice and support to junior staff in all aspects of care delivery and maintain high standards of care in diabetes nursing.

Provide evidence base education for patients and significant others and promote self-management at home and during their hospital stay.

Main duties of the job

Demonstrate specialist expertise and professional knowledge acquired through post registration academic, clinical, leadership and management development. Works as a role model for professional practice.

Work with lead nurse and matron, utilising the umbrella of Clinical Governance to maintain/improve and develop high standards of patient care. Place the patient's experience at the core of service delivery. Monitor and audit the quality of care through a range of strategies, including risk management, incident reporting, complaints, research and effectiveness monitoring, and clinical audit.

Works collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to develop and maintain a standard of care in relation to teenage and young adult patient group.

Works both as independent practitioner and as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team.

Leads maintenance of patient advise line in line with agreed service provision.

About us

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Date posted

26 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6398561NCG

Job locations

Melrose House

London Road

Reading

RG1 5BS


Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details on the job role, please refer to the Job description & Person Specification attached.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details on the job role, please refer to the Job description & Person Specification attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Pt 1/12) ((RSCN (Pt 8) if appropriate))
  • ENB 998/Slice, Diabetes course, or equivalent

Desirable

  • Advance history taking and non-medical prescribing course

Experience

Essential

  • 5 years post-qualification, of which 2 years must be in speciality - and the use of diabetes technology
  • Experience in facilitation, teaching, assessing and coaching
  • Experience in insulin pump therapy
  • Experience in managing team, workload and budget

Desirable

  • Experience of Leadership/Management

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in working with Adults
  • Experience in working in outpatient settings

Desirable

  • Diabetes nurse with experience in CGM/Flash glucose monitoring
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Pt 1/12) ((RSCN (Pt 8) if appropriate))
  • ENB 998/Slice, Diabetes course, or equivalent

Desirable

  • Advance history taking and non-medical prescribing course

Experience

Essential

  • 5 years post-qualification, of which 2 years must be in speciality - and the use of diabetes technology
  • Experience in facilitation, teaching, assessing and coaching
  • Experience in insulin pump therapy
  • Experience in managing team, workload and budget

Desirable

  • Experience of Leadership/Management

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in working with Adults
  • Experience in working in outpatient settings

Desirable

  • Diabetes nurse with experience in CGM/Flash glucose monitoring

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Melrose House

London Road

Reading

RG1 5BS


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Melrose House

London Road

Reading

RG1 5BS


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Lead Nurse

Justina Bangura

justina.bangura@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

01183228980

Date posted

26 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6398561NCG

Job locations

Melrose House

London Road

Reading

RG1 5BS


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