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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/12/2021.

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 349-WTWA-3618469

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
mft, manchester
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a pro rata

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within MFT, for a dynamic, driven, and conscientious Band 7 Diabetes Specialist Nurse to deliver care to patient with diabetes in the South Manchester and Altrincham areas. As part of this service the diabetes nurse specialist will monitor and improve standards of care through, supervision of practice, clinical audit, evidence-based practice, teaching and supporting professional colleagues and the provision of skilled professional leadership. As part of this developing role the post holder will work closely with a team of diabetes nurse specialists working across 4 sites

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who can drive improvement and support development of the existing service . The successful candidate will work alongside a team of Nurse Specialists, consultants and other Allied Health professionals within the Diabetes multidisciplinary team at Wythenshawe, Withington, Trafford and Altrincham Hospitals The successful applicant will be a valued member of the MDT and work within the acute and community setting to deliver nurse led clinics, The post holder will work within the values and beliefs of MFT to ensure a high quality, efficient and caring service is delivered. The post holder will be committed to providing high quality care to patients and helping them to make the right decisions about their treatment options, with the skills to guide and advise them throughout their treatment journey, this role could be for you

The post holder must demonstrate excellent knowledge of new diabetes technology including insulin pumps and CGM systems etc.

They should be able to demonstrate leadership skills and be an excellent communicator with a solution focused personality. The post holder will have undertaken a non-medical prescribing module .

We will also ensure that you have tailored, individual personal development plans with support for further training.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Karen Ankers

Job title: Lead Diabetes Nurse

Email address:

Telephone number: 0161 291 5089

From 11th November 2021, it has been a mandatory requirement for Care Home workers to have had first and second COVID-19 vaccinations or to evidence medical exemption in order to comply with Government legislation.

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England who have face to face or incidental contact with patients must have had their first and second vaccinations for COVID-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement.

This mandatory requirement may apply to this position. If it does apply, you will be asked to provide evidence of vaccinations / exemption as part of the employment checks if you are offered the position.

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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