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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Diabetes Specialist Nurse (Band 7)

Job Reference: 825-SCHT3735

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Specialist Nursing Diabetes - Adultss
£40,057 to £45,839 pro rata pa

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

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28.5 hours per week, Band 7, Diabetes Specialist Nurse,

fixed term or secondment to 1 November 2022, working across Shropshire 

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity that has arisen to work within a well-established community diabetes team here in Shropshire, supporting people with Diabetes to make positive life choices that enhance their lives and health?

Are you a Diabetes Specialist Nurse working in either an acute or community setting?

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Do you have a passion to work to champion the care of people with Diabetes?

Would you like to live surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Shropshire and the Shropshire Hills?

If so, then this is an opportunity of a position for you!

An opportunity has arisen due to maternity leave for a Band 7 Diabetes Specialist Nurse.

You should be a Registered Nurse with a qualification in Diabetes and have an interest in working with people with Diabetes. 

Applicants should possess an in-depth clinical knowledge of diabetes, which should be supported by recent experience and qualifications.

We are a dynamic and forward-thinking multidisciplinary team comprising of staff in nursing, dietetic and educator roles and work collaboratively with our colleagues in secondary care. We can offer you the opportunity to work alongside expert staff to help you further develop your clinical and leadership skills. You will lead on the implementation of new initiatives including education programmes, projects, quality audits, and other service developments.

You will be required to demonstrate comprehensive assessment skills, knowledge of evidence-based practice, and critical appraisal skills in applying theory to practice. The successful candidate will apply proven clinical skills to support a caseload of people with Diabetes and complex needs and be able to work autonomously to deliver high quality patient care. You must be able to organise and prioritise your work and support any urgent enquiries for patient care.

You will be responsible for delivering nurse–led clinics in community settings for the management of complex patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including the initiation of insulin and use of new technologies.

You will work alongside and build relationships with the local GP surgeries, secondary care diabetes colleagues and community interdisciplinary teams, delivering high quality diabetes care across different settings.

The team delivers a broad range of education to other Health Care Professionals and Structured education to people with Diabetes, including as a DAFNE Centre and delivering X-Pert Health, which you will be involved in. You should have teaching experience and feel comfortable in using these skills.

You must be self-motivating, organised, computer literate and able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with a commitment to advancing Diabetes Care through collaborative working with the multidisciplinary teams and personal development.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to work flexibly within a team.

Support towards CPD will be given, including attending external courses and conferences as the service allows.

You must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

  • With any enquiries, please contact Julia Morgan-Williams Adult Diabetes Service Lead, on 07812508886 or 


We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and flexible working options. We enable you to have choices about balancing your working life with commitments outside of work. Our Working Flexibly policy enables you to request a flexible working option that suits you and we have a range of employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

*** Important information regarding DBS checks *** If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, you are required to pay the fee for the DBS check which is £50.00 for an Enhanced check and £30.00 for a Standard check

Staff who are new to the NHS will normally start on the bottom increment of the payscale advertised. From 1st April 2019 new starters to the NHS or those promoted to a new role will be subject to pay progression arrangements as contained in Annex 23 of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions.

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