Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

The Diabetes Specialist Nurse will be a highly specialised (advanced, expert,) autonomous practitioner managing a locality area within the geographical catchment area of Bedford Hospital. They will act as a specialist resource working alongside and supporting community staff to meet the needs of people with diabetes in all community settings within the allocated locality including GP surgeries, Nursing Homes, hard to reach groups etc. He/she will play a lead role in helping practices implement evidence based practice and will contribute to the provision of a range of services to those with diabetes, participating in the management and delivery of treatment plans as necessary.

The post holder, as a member of the Integrated Community Diabetes Service (ICDS), will deliver training and education packages to both patients and Health Care Professionals across primary and secondary care

Main duties of the job

  • To act as a resource and role model in expert practice facilitating and supporting the delivery of direct specialist diabetes patient care for all members of the Primary health care team, nursing and residential homes. Voluntary organisations and other agencies.
  • To provide clinical supervision for other Health Care Professionals (GP's, Practices nurses, District Nurses, Nursing/ learning disability homes) in designated area of community.
  • Be the responsible lead in Diabetes Service development within the given locality, this may include services for the elderly, housebound etc. To evaluate service delivery; identify areas for improvement and plan the future development.
  • To provide Specialist Diabetes Triage /Assessment clinics within the community setting

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.

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

418-AHP3128-SJ

Job locations

Bedford Hospital

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK429DJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities.

  • Works as an autonomous, advanced specialist practitioner. Plans and prioritises own work load, organises own patient caseload and will have full responsibility and accountability for diabetic management decisions made.
  • To act as a resource and role model in expert practice facilitating and supporting the delivery of direct specialist patient care for all members of the Primary health care team, nursing and residential homes. Voluntary organisations and other agencies.
  • In conjunction with the Clinical lead and Diabetologists, will lead on the diabetes related issues in primary care services within their allocated locality.
  • To undertake complex specialist assessments of patients to include nursing, social and psychological assessment taking into account the patients self-management skills and knowledge using relevant practical experience.
  • Produce specialised management plans through the analysis and interpretation of the specialist assessment which can be complicated in nature.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities.

  • Works as an autonomous, advanced specialist practitioner. Plans and prioritises own work load, organises own patient caseload and will have full responsibility and accountability for diabetic management decisions made.
  • To act as a resource and role model in expert practice facilitating and supporting the delivery of direct specialist patient care for all members of the Primary health care team, nursing and residential homes. Voluntary organisations and other agencies.
  • In conjunction with the Clinical lead and Diabetologists, will lead on the diabetes related issues in primary care services within their allocated locality.
  • To undertake complex specialist assessments of patients to include nursing, social and psychological assessment taking into account the patients self-management skills and knowledge using relevant practical experience.
  • Produce specialised management plans through the analysis and interpretation of the specialist assessment which can be complicated in nature.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or ENB 998 or equivalent

Desirable

  • Post registration qualification in Diabetes
  • Evidence of Masters level studies
  • Independent Nurse prescriber

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in working in the field of Diabetes
  • Ability to plan own workload and work autonomously
  • Previous experience of delivering education sessions/ programmes

Desirable

  • Has specialist experience in diabetes
  • Broad range of clinical experience in diabetes.
  • Post registration experience working in a community post

Knowledge

Essential

  • Good understanding of diabetes
  • Has knowledge of professional and National issues and policy relating to diabetes
  • Shows an awareness of the importance of service development and the implementation of change.

Desirable

  • Demonstrates an excellent understanding of diabetes
  • Has in depth knowledge of professional and National issues and policy relating to diabetes
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or ENB 998 or equivalent

Desirable

  • Post registration qualification in Diabetes
  • Evidence of Masters level studies
  • Independent Nurse prescriber

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in working in the field of Diabetes
  • Ability to plan own workload and work autonomously
  • Previous experience of delivering education sessions/ programmes

Desirable

  • Has specialist experience in diabetes
  • Broad range of clinical experience in diabetes.
  • Post registration experience working in a community post

Knowledge

Essential

  • Good understanding of diabetes
  • Has knowledge of professional and National issues and policy relating to diabetes
  • Shows an awareness of the importance of service development and the implementation of change.

Desirable

  • Demonstrates an excellent understanding of diabetes
  • Has in depth knowledge of professional and National issues and policy relating to diabetes

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

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bedford Hospital

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK429DJ


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bedford Hospital

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK429DJ


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Nurse - Diabetes

Julia Pledger

julia.pledger@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

01234792297

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

418-AHP3128-SJ

Job locations

Bedford Hospital

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK429DJ


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