Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

This band 6 Diabetes Specialist Nurse role will include the following:

To provide specialist nursing advice, in a format appropriate to theindividual's needs/abilities, to professionals, people with diabetes and carers in all aspects of diabetes care.

Provide advice using evidence based/patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate routine and specialist interventions with the support of a management plan.

To be accountable for safe and appropriate advice around medications used commonly within the speciality of diabetes care.

To support the diabetes team in planning, development and evaluation of diabetes services across the locality.

To be a resource for specialist advice and information across theorganisation,

Main duties of the job

It is an opportunity for someone with an enthusiasm for diabetes and a wish to extend their knowledge in this field. The successful candidate will work alongside and be supported by a highly skilled multidisciplinary team including Consultants, Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Podiatrists and Dietitians.

This post will be responsible for covering a number of clinics for people with diabetes both in LUHFT sites and also as part of the integrated community service. This will involve supporting people with diabetes managing their condition and education to support their self management. The post holder will support the senior diabetes specialist nurses and take referrals from Consultant clinics, Specialist Diabetes clinics and from ward discharges.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdfFollow us on Social Media:Facebook - Liverpool University Hospitals CareersInstagram - @LUHFTcareersTwitter - @LUHFTcareers

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will work mainly in a clinical, patient facing role. Your job plan will include some time for training, service development, project work and CPD.

You will have at least one community clinic per week and a mixture of face to face, virtual Attend Anywhere and telephone clinics.

There will be some diabetes inpatient component to this role, including supporting people new to insulin and providing education to people with diabetes and their families/carers whilst inpatients.

The post will include responsibility for a mixed caseload including people with Type 2 and support to develop of skills in managing people with Type 1 diabetes.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / Midwife
  • Post-basic specialist Qualification relevant to speciality
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Recordable specialist qualification
  • Independent Nurse Prescribing
  • ECDL



  • Post registration experience
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Involvement in audit


  • Participation in research
  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change



  • In depth specialist knowledge



  • Teaching / assessment skills Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Leadership & motivation skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Evidence of audit and change management ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team



  • Diplomatic
  • Assertive and confident
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Able to travel between sites
  • Flexibility

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Liverpool Hospital

Prescot Street


L7 8XP

Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Julie Brake


Date posted

03 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Royal Liverpool Hospital

Prescot Street


L7 8XP

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