Diabetes In-Patient Nurse

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse to join the established Diabetes Multidisciplinary Team at Bedford Hospital.

The ideal candidate will have recent experience at band 6 in acute medicine, and some exposure to diabetes care in the in-patient setting.

They will be based at the North Bedfordshire Diabetes Centre and their remit will concentrate on the management and care of people with diabetes in hospital, working closely with both the Out-Patient Diabetes Specialist nurses and the Integrated Community team. The post holder will be working as part of the multidisciplinary team, participating in appropriate evidenced based programmes of education and care for people with diabetes whilst in hospital. They will increase diabetes awareness by disseminating knowledge and skills to other healthcare professionals and people with diabetes and their family/carers.

The inpatient Diabetes Nurse will provide professional and specialist clinical knowledge to all healthcare professionals involved with the management of inpatient with diabetes.

The post holder will contribute to the development of a high quality local service for people with diabetes.

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan and implement ongoing evaluated pathways of care and education programmes for people with diabetes and their families and carers, including both newly diagnosed and those with long standing diabetes.

Along with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, plan and implement a timely and safe discharge from hospital. Where appropriate liaise with the community diabetes specialist nurse to provide ongoing support for the patient once discharged.

To discuss treatment issues, plan care and advise others on the management of people with diabetes. To include careful assessment and development of an individualised treatment plan under the guidance of the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse.

Under the supervision of will advise patients, carers and health care professionals on the adjustment of insulin and oral hypoglycaemic agents. In accordance with current Trust guidelines, maintaining patient safety.

Teaches clients and carers specific skills i.e.; home blood glucose monitoring, correct injection technique and day to day management of diabetes, enabling them to manage their diabetes more effectively

Act as a member of the multidisciplinary team, is a key member of the Think Glucose team, attending regular review meetings.

To report significant clinical incidents to relevant managers, to use the hospital incident reporting system.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

The Diabetes Nurse will be based at the North Bedfordshire Diabetes Centre with a specific remit for the management and care of people with diabetes in hospital.

The post holder will work as part of the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nursing Team and as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will participate in delivering evidenced programmes of education and care for people with diabetes in a hospital setting.

The post holder will increase diabetes awareness by disseminating knowledge and skills to other health care professionals and people with diabetes and their family /carers, thereby improving the day to day and long term management of diabetes through enhanced self-care.

The post holder will contribute to the development of a high quality local service for people with diabetes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

To assess, plan and implement ongoing evaluated pathways of care and education programmes for people with diabetes and their families and carers, including both newly diagnosed and those with long standing diabetes.

2.Along with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, plan and implement a timely and safe discharge from hospital. Where appropriate liaise with the community diabetes specialist nurse to provide ongoing support for the patient once discharged.

Give advice and information to the person with diabetes and their carers so that they may understand their condition and control it more effectively.

To discuss treatment issues, plan care and advise others on the management of people with diabetes. To include careful assessment and development of an individualised treatment plan under the guidance of the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse.

Under the supervision of will advise patients, carers and health care professionals on the adjustment of insulin and oral hypoglycaemic agents. In accordance with current Trust guidelines, maintaining patient safety.

Undertake health promotion including weight management, physical activity and smoking cessation advice

Teaches clients and carers specific skills i.e.; home blood glucose monitoring, correct injection technique and day to day management of diabetes, enabling them to manage their diabetes more effectively

Act as a member of the multidisciplinary team, is a key member of the Think Glucose team, attending regular review meetings and ensuring that any significant change in practice resulting from the meetings are initiated.

To report significant clinical incidents to relevant managers, to use the hospital incident reporting system.

Willingness to adapt to the needs of the diabetes inpatient nursing service which may include participating in 7 day working initiatives.

Responsibilities continued:

Education and Training:

  1. Assists in the development of and delivers in house training sessions to doctors, qualified nurses and other health professionals under the supervision of the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse related to the management of the person with diabetes in hospital.

  1. Participates in education sessions about diabetes for both pre-registration and post basic students.

  1. Will liaise with other specialist nurses to share in best practice and bench marking.

Professional:

  1. Participates in the implementation of specific policies and protocols in the relation to diabetes care and management in hospital.

  1. With other members of the inpatient team, initiates and undertakes regular audits to monitor the effectiveness of new initiatives. To highlight any concerns regarding patient safety arising from these audits

  1. Maintains accurate and up to date computerised records within the Diabetes Database.

  1. Maintains accurate and up to date entries into patients medical records.

  1. Attends and participates in inter departmental meetings both clinical and non-clinical.

  1. Aware of current research in diabetes care. Contributes to and undertakes research and audit projects within the department as necessary.

  1. Belongs to appropriate professional associations and bodies.

  1. Keeps up to date by attending relevant conferences and meetings and by reading general nursing and diabetes related journals.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered general nurse

Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience in acute and ward setting
  • Recent experience at Band 6

Desirable

  • Experience of diabetes care in an in-patient setting

Personal skills

Essential

  • Team worker
  • Organised and able to manage own time
  • Ability to work a varied shift pattern where required covering a 7 day service

Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in current post

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

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Diabetes Centre

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK42 9DJ


Employer's website

https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/working-here/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Claire Springall

claire.springall@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

07787692407

Date posted

08 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

418-NUR1711-KF

Job locations

Diabetes Centre

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK42 9DJ


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