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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2020.

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 824-BANK-1524

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Services
Merton, London
£16.96 to £20.91 PH Basic

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Due to service expansion we are looking to recruit more Bank Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN) Both at a Band 6 & 7 level.

We are a unique community provider as we manage people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and are an initiating centre for Freestyle Libre. We also deliver DAFNE & DESMOND structured education.

So what do you need to join our team?

  • Relevant post registration training and experience in the management of patients with Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
  • Ideally be an Independent Nurse Prescriber or demonstrate a willingness to achieve this qualification
  • Be a great a team player who is willing to work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to deliver the best care possible for our patients
  • Have a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality, safe, patient care and be a good role model in reflecting the Trusts core values
  • Be competent to offer guidance and supervision to members of the clinical team

why join CLCH Bank? This is what one of our Bank nurse’s has to say!

I left my DSN role within general practice in April of this year with a view to retiring. I was keen to continue within my diabetes educator role delivering the DESMOND programme and contacted CLCH to enquire re the possibility of occasional sessions. However, with the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, group education had been suspended. As a result, CLCH were quick to offer me the possibility of helping out with DSN clinics as an alternative on the bank and I duly joined, agreeing to work two days a week in my 'semi retired' capacity. At the time I had some concerns about undertaking clinical work as I care for a very elderly vulnerable parent. However, I was quickly reassured that Morden clinic was a safe working environment and I would be conducting mainly telephone consultations. The intermediate diabetes team have been extremely supportive, particularly during such a challenging time, not only in terms of managing new ways of working around COVID 19 but also the significant changes taking place within the diabetes team with regard to senior nurses taking on new roles in addition to new junior nurses requiring support.

CLCH have recently offered me the opportunity of switching to a permanent contract which affords me the benefits of paid annual leave and sick pay if needed. I was initially concerned that I would lose the flexibility that I needed in my personal life. However, CLCH have taken a flexible, practical approach to my situation which has proved mutually beneficial. Whilst I fully appreciate that the needs of the service need to be a priority, I feel respected as an individual and a professional.

We are based in Morden (at the end of the Northern line) and work within the London Borough of Merton. Morden Underground station is just around the corner and Wimbledon Station 1.5 miles away. We are also on many bus routes, with a tram station very nearby.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BME and LGBT networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

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.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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