Clinical Specialist Practitioner - Diabetes

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

CCICP Community Diabetes Specialist Nursing service is looking for a Diabetes Specialist Nurse who possesses clinical expertise within diabetes to competently manage a clinical caseload within local and national guidelines with a key focus on clinical governance. The service embraces new technologies for all adults in their journey with diabetes, including pregnancy and young persons. Working autonomously you will support complex patients in developing skills and knowledge to self- manage their diabetes and support the service in ensuring all clinical governance aspects are managed .

Main duties of the job

The role involves responsibility for clinical delivery and requires an ability to make a comprehensive assessment of priorities to ensure quality of patient care.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate successful team working to support the service agenda in meeting the challenges of evolving diabetes care.

You will have a keen eye for detail and lead to ensure all clinical governance requirements are in place.

We have a fantastic team and are proud to have been awarded our Trust Public Choice award in 2019. We value team work and are looking for an individual who shares our passion for diabetes, is forward thinking and committed to continual personal development.

The post holder will be based in the Crewe Locality but will be required to work across CCICP organisation footprint.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Date posted

14 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

412-COMM-1893-C

Job locations

Crewe & CCICP

Infinity House

Crewe

CW1 6ZQ


Job description

Job responsibilities

SERVICE DELIVERY

    • Supports the planning and development of clinical protocols for specialistarea.
    • Works autonomously to manage his/her own caseload of patients whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team without direct medical supervision.
    • Enables patient choice and involvement and initiates appropriateaction.
    • Coordinates and develops patient care pathway and liaises across organisationalboundaries.
    • Undertakes specialist assessment and plans specialised programmes of care and provides highly specialised advice to patients, relatives and carers.
    • Ensures each patient is placed in the correct treatment pathway at the appropriate time and necessary investigations and treatments are organised.
    • Provides clinical advice and support to healthcare professionals within and across organisational boundaries.
    • Provides clinical advice in accordance with current evidence basedpractice.
    • Undertakes nurse/practitioner -ledclinics.
    • Participates in case conferences in relation to future management or discharge arrangements.
    • Ensures patients and their families are given appropriate oral and written information regarding planned care.
    • Maintains accurate patient records and ensures all relevant information is documented in the patients medical and nursing records.
    • Work as an independent non medical prescriber (adhering to Trust policy) with the ability to initiate and adjust medication within your field of expertise.
    • ParticipatesinMDTwithconsultantsandspecialistregistrarstodiscusscomplexcase management

GOVERNANCE

    • Be a member of relevant professional association and attend/present at regional/national meetings and conferences as required.
    • Identify personal learning needs and take steps to pursue personal developmentplan
    • Maintain practice within the context of the professional guidelines for the relevant professional body and policies laid down by theTrust.
    • Maintain a comprehensive personal profile and demonstrate appropriateprofessional development to Post Registration Education and Practicestandards.
    • Evaluate professional performance and identify implications forpractice.
    • Ensurethepromotionofsafety,wellbeingandinterestsofpatients,staffandvisitorsto the department.
    • Ensure compliance with Trust policies, procedures and guidelines for self and others, by taking action/alerting senior management team if practice appears to contravene policy, or if concerned about any aspect of patientcare.

MANAGERIAL/LEADERSHIP

    • Manages own caseload, and coordinates patient journey across business groups and organisational boundaries.
    • Works in close collaboration with other health care professionals across organisational boundaries to ensure service meets patients needs.
    • Supports the management of the Clinical Team in the day to day delivery/management of services including co-ordination, delegation, and supervision of the team to facilitate effective service delivery.
    • Assists with the recruitment and initialising of newstaff.
    • Acts as a clinical supervisor to staff within thedepartment.
    • Acts as a mentor to pre and post registration nurses, assisting in meeting their learning needs.
    • Lead/supportinthedevelopmentoflocalpolicies,protocolsandproceduresinaccordance with local and national standards in relation to specialist area ofexpertise.
    • Ensure a healthy, safe and secure working environment, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining accurate documentation and reporting anyconcerns.

RESEARCH

    • To participate/take the lead for clinical audit and development of knowledge within specialist field of practice.
    • To carry out research in relation to specialist area of practice taking into account local and national guidance
    • Undertakes evidence based practice and ensures dissemination of relevant research and best practice
    • Supportsandadvisesjuniorstaffwhomaywishtoundertakeauditandresearchinspecialist field

EDUCATION/LEARNING

    • Lead/support the development, planning and delivery of a range of specialist educational and training programmes for healthcare professionals, patients and carers.
    • Lead in the teaching and development of healthcare professionals, patients andcarers.
    • Provides clinical supervision and mentorship to junior or new clinical nurse specialists / practitioners/nurses / medical staff as required.
    • Identifies assists and meets the educational needs of the patient and theirfamily.
    • Maintains own professional development, skills and competencies through participation in training and development activities.
    • Maintains and updates evidence based knowledge and skills.
    • Fulfils all mandatory training requirements for the trust and assists others within the department to do so.
    • Undertakes health promotion across organisational boundaries.
    • Take responsibility for own learning and development by recognising and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn, including full participation in KSF/appraisal, supervision, action learning and by maintaining a professional/personal portfolio of learning.

This job description is an outline of the role and function. It is not intended to describe all specific tasks.

Job description

Job responsibilities

SERVICE DELIVERY

    • Supports the planning and development of clinical protocols for specialistarea.
    • Works autonomously to manage his/her own caseload of patients whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team without direct medical supervision.
    • Enables patient choice and involvement and initiates appropriateaction.
    • Coordinates and develops patient care pathway and liaises across organisationalboundaries.
    • Undertakes specialist assessment and plans specialised programmes of care and provides highly specialised advice to patients, relatives and carers.
    • Ensures each patient is placed in the correct treatment pathway at the appropriate time and necessary investigations and treatments are organised.
    • Provides clinical advice and support to healthcare professionals within and across organisational boundaries.
    • Provides clinical advice in accordance with current evidence basedpractice.
    • Undertakes nurse/practitioner -ledclinics.
    • Participates in case conferences in relation to future management or discharge arrangements.
    • Ensures patients and their families are given appropriate oral and written information regarding planned care.
    • Maintains accurate patient records and ensures all relevant information is documented in the patients medical and nursing records.
    • Work as an independent non medical prescriber (adhering to Trust policy) with the ability to initiate and adjust medication within your field of expertise.
    • ParticipatesinMDTwithconsultantsandspecialistregistrarstodiscusscomplexcase management

GOVERNANCE

    • Be a member of relevant professional association and attend/present at regional/national meetings and conferences as required.
    • Identify personal learning needs and take steps to pursue personal developmentplan
    • Maintain practice within the context of the professional guidelines for the relevant professional body and policies laid down by theTrust.
    • Maintain a comprehensive personal profile and demonstrate appropriateprofessional development to Post Registration Education and Practicestandards.
    • Evaluate professional performance and identify implications forpractice.
    • Ensurethepromotionofsafety,wellbeingandinterestsofpatients,staffandvisitorsto the department.
    • Ensure compliance with Trust policies, procedures and guidelines for self and others, by taking action/alerting senior management team if practice appears to contravene policy, or if concerned about any aspect of patientcare.

MANAGERIAL/LEADERSHIP

    • Manages own caseload, and coordinates patient journey across business groups and organisational boundaries.
    • Works in close collaboration with other health care professionals across organisational boundaries to ensure service meets patients needs.
    • Supports the management of the Clinical Team in the day to day delivery/management of services including co-ordination, delegation, and supervision of the team to facilitate effective service delivery.
    • Assists with the recruitment and initialising of newstaff.
    • Acts as a clinical supervisor to staff within thedepartment.
    • Acts as a mentor to pre and post registration nurses, assisting in meeting their learning needs.
    • Lead/supportinthedevelopmentoflocalpolicies,protocolsandproceduresinaccordance with local and national standards in relation to specialist area ofexpertise.
    • Ensure a healthy, safe and secure working environment, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining accurate documentation and reporting anyconcerns.

RESEARCH

    • To participate/take the lead for clinical audit and development of knowledge within specialist field of practice.
    • To carry out research in relation to specialist area of practice taking into account local and national guidance
    • Undertakes evidence based practice and ensures dissemination of relevant research and best practice
    • Supportsandadvisesjuniorstaffwhomaywishtoundertakeauditandresearchinspecialist field

EDUCATION/LEARNING

    • Lead/support the development, planning and delivery of a range of specialist educational and training programmes for healthcare professionals, patients and carers.
    • Lead in the teaching and development of healthcare professionals, patients andcarers.
    • Provides clinical supervision and mentorship to junior or new clinical nurse specialists / practitioners/nurses / medical staff as required.
    • Identifies assists and meets the educational needs of the patient and theirfamily.
    • Maintains own professional development, skills and competencies through participation in training and development activities.
    • Maintains and updates evidence based knowledge and skills.
    • Fulfils all mandatory training requirements for the trust and assists others within the department to do so.
    • Undertakes health promotion across organisational boundaries.
    • Take responsibility for own learning and development by recognising and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn, including full participation in KSF/appraisal, supervision, action learning and by maintaining a professional/personal portfolio of learning.

This job description is an outline of the role and function. It is not intended to describe all specific tasks.

Person Specification

Qualifications, experience and interpersonal skills

Essential

  • Masters or working towards
  • Proven post registration experience working in diabetes
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable

  • knowledge of diabetes technologies
  • evidence of participating or completing audit
  • evidence of contributing to teaching

Experience and interpersonal skills

Essential

  • Mentoring junior colleagues
  • Recent diabetes related study / webinars
  • Application of evidence based practice

Desirable

  • Evidence of higher level practice
  • Participation in MDT meetings
  • Member of diabetes patient / HCP group

Experience and interpersonal skills

Essential

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Competent diabetes clinical caseload management skills
  • Demonstrates analytical and reflection skills in the process of change

Desirable

  • knowledge of interpreting flash glucose monitoring data and supporting patient with initiation
  • evidence of participating or completing in audit
  • evidence of contributing to teaching
Person Specification

Qualifications, experience and interpersonal skills

Essential

  • Masters or working towards
  • Proven post registration experience working in diabetes
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable

  • knowledge of diabetes technologies
  • evidence of participating or completing audit
  • evidence of contributing to teaching

Experience and interpersonal skills

Essential

  • Mentoring junior colleagues
  • Recent diabetes related study / webinars
  • Application of evidence based practice

Desirable

  • Evidence of higher level practice
  • Participation in MDT meetings
  • Member of diabetes patient / HCP group

Experience and interpersonal skills

Essential

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Competent diabetes clinical caseload management skills
  • Demonstrates analytical and reflection skills in the process of change

Desirable

  • knowledge of interpreting flash glucose monitoring data and supporting patient with initiation
  • evidence of participating or completing in audit
  • evidence of contributing to teaching

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

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

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Crewe & CCICP

Infinity House

Crewe

CW1 6ZQ


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Crewe & CCICP

Infinity House

Crewe

CW1 6ZQ


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Michael Porter

michael.porter@mcht.nhs.uk

01270826315

Date posted

14 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

412-COMM-1893-C

Job locations

Crewe & CCICP

Infinity House

Crewe

CW1 6ZQ


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