National DAFNE Training Development Lead

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Your base site is North Tyneside Hospital, North Shields, home/remote working will be an option although it is expected that the post holder will attend base site as and when required.

Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (DAFNE) is an internationally delivered self-management structured education (SE) programme, in insulin dose adjustment for adults with type 1 diabetes. DAFNE is recognised by NICE as the gold standard SE programme for type 1 diabetes.

DAFNE is delivered by 112 specialist diabetes teams across the UK, Republic of Ireland and Crown Dependencies. It has been adopted by overseas teams in Australia/New Zealand, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident, highly motivated, enthusiastic healthcare professional (HCP) with specialist knowledge/experience in diabetes, SE and intensive insulin therapy to join the team. Responsible for taking a leading role in the development of DAFNE patient and HCP training programmes and be able to demonstrate a capacity to design coherent education courses, linking taught components to work based practice.

The successful applicant will be experienced in training, coaching, behaviour change techniques and patient empowerment models.

High levels of personal and professional motivation are required to generate new ideas and initiatives to drive innovation and bring about change required to meet the developing needs of the person living with diabetes and their healthcare team.

Developed interpersonal and communication skills are essential to develop and maintain effective relationships with key members of the DAFNE programme team and internal and external stakeholders.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for taking a leading role in the design and development of the DAFNE training portfolio for people living with diabetes.

The post holder will develop and deliver DAFNE training to healthcare professionals from national and international diabetes specialist teams on effective delivery of courses within the DAFNE portfolio for people living with diabetes.

They will develop and maintain robust assessment criteria and on-going quality assurance programmes for DAFNE educators and doctors.

Working collaboratively with the national director, operations manager and Executive Board to anticipate future training requirements and develop innovative training solutions to meet evolving diabetes healthcare needs.

The post holder will be responsible for managing a team of national DAFNE trainers to ensure ongoing provision of high-quality healthcare professional training.

The post holder will be able to apply a problem-solving approach with flexibility to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities and needs to support the programme director to achieve the strategic aims of DAFNE.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

319-6372956PM

Job locations

North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH


Job description

Job responsibilities

Take a leading role in the development of DAFNE patient and healthcare professional trainingprogrammes and associated resources and curricula. To deliver DAFNE training to healthcare professionals on how to deliver the DAFNE patientcourses as DAFNE educators/doctors and embed DAFNE within a specialist diabetes service;carry out a tutor role to provide professional development support and educator assessment. To contribute to external audit of DAFNE services in the UK and Republic of Ireland (RoI). To assess, advise and support specialist diabetes teams who are implementing the DAFNEProgramme. Support the delivery of the national DAFNE Programme strategy; particularly, but notexclusively, areas relating to Educator activity. To be a member of the National DAFNE Executive Board Provide support and advice on educational and clinical aspects of DAFNE to the NationalDirector helping them to succeed. Public figurehead / spokesperson for DAFNE educators Work with national director and operations manager in developing, implementing qualityassurance for the national DAFNE programme. To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of acollective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadershipstyle which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promoteownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working andcollaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Take a leading role in the development of DAFNE patient and healthcare professional trainingprogrammes and associated resources and curricula. To deliver DAFNE training to healthcare professionals on how to deliver the DAFNE patientcourses as DAFNE educators/doctors and embed DAFNE within a specialist diabetes service;carry out a tutor role to provide professional development support and educator assessment. To contribute to external audit of DAFNE services in the UK and Republic of Ireland (RoI). To assess, advise and support specialist diabetes teams who are implementing the DAFNEProgramme. Support the delivery of the national DAFNE Programme strategy; particularly, but notexclusively, areas relating to Educator activity. To be a member of the National DAFNE Executive Board Provide support and advice on educational and clinical aspects of DAFNE to the NationalDirector helping them to succeed. Public figurehead / spokesperson for DAFNE educators Work with national director and operations manager in developing, implementing qualityassurance for the national DAFNE programme. To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of acollective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadershipstyle which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promoteownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working andcollaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • o Highly developed specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and experience in diabetes, intensive insulin therapy and structured education at a level equivalent to masters level.
  • o Degree in Nursing or Dietetics or equivalent experience
  • o Current professional registration
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • o Highly developed specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and experience in diabetes, intensive insulin therapy and structured education at a level equivalent to masters level.
  • o Degree in Nursing or Dietetics or equivalent experience
  • o Current professional registration

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

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

National DAFNE Operations Manager

Becky Hedgecock

becky.hedgcock@northumbria-helthcare.nhs.uk

01913499660

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

319-6372956PM

Job locations

North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH


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