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Diabetes specialist nurse

Band 7

Main area
Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Band 7
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
  • Home or remote working
37.5 hours per week (Cross site working and move toward 7 day working)
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Chorley and South Ribble Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum/pro rata for part time
Salary period
31/10/2021 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Diabetes Specialist Nursing Team within LTHTR. This is a full time position.

The applicant must have prior diabetes experience and knowledge especially in managing patients on insulin pumps. This will include patient assessment, ordering of supplies, pump initiation and patient management.  A non-medical prescribing qualification is a pre requisite. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team which will involve cross site plus community visits.

 This post requires you to be flexible, and have excellent self-management, organisational and teaching skills. Staff and patient education is paramount to the role. You will be involved in research and audit both locally and nationally. A car driver is essential.

Main duties of the job

Our diabetes service is progressing towards the super 6 model of diabetes care and 7 day working. We use new technologies that allow remote review of Blood glucose results using the libre sensor, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with access to Libre View, Tidepool and Diasend.  Our specialist clinics include a joint post-transplant diabetes clinic with the renal transplant specialist nurses, an insulin pump service which includes a drop in facility, specialist foot clinics, ante natal, complex type 1 and inpatients. We have automatic inpatient alerts to the DSN to enable prompt review of inpatients, plus an automatic e-referral system to the DSN via the Northwest Ambulance Service following patients who experience a severe hypoglycaemic episode.

We use a selection of virtual, face to face and telephone clinics to support our patients with diabetes.

If you would like to be part of this fantastic multi-disciplinary team, and influence exciting developments in our service then come and join us!

Working for our organisation

We have 9000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients.  Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You’ll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you’d never have done.  

You’ll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Feel like this role could be for you? Looking for some more information? Please don't hesitate to download and read through our detailed job description and person specification for a more in depth view into this role!

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • • NMC Registered Nurse
  • • Diploma in Nursing
  • • Degree in nursing, health or related subject or willingness to work towards
Desirable criteria
  • • A non-medical prescribing qualification or a willingness to work towards.
  • • Teaching qualification

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Minimum 3 years’ experience working as a diabetes specialist nurse
  • • Evidence of extensive professional clinical knowledge, skills and experience
  • • In depth knowledge of managing patients with type 1 diabetes on insulin pumps
  • • High level of knowledge and skills in developing and managing the insulin pump service
  • • Experience of working with service users and carers
  • • Experience of partnership working across a range of agencies and professional boundaries
  • • Experience of standard setting participating and leading clinical audit within own area
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience in stakeholder engagement
  • • Financial and resource management experience
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne Byrne
Job title
Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Diabetes
Email address
Telephone number
01257 245350