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Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 349-MCH-3651714

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
paediatric diabetes
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum

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.

Are you a paediatric nurse, with an interest in diabetes?

Do you have the enthusiasm, interest, and energy to be part of delivering excellent care to CYP & families with all forms diabetes within the largest Children's Hospital in the UK?

The Children's Diabetes team at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH) is pleased to be able to offer a permanent band 6 Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist post.

You must be passionate about paediatric diabetes and achieving optimum health outcomes for children, young people and their families living with this long term condition. Experience within diabetes is desirable but a full training and a comprehensive induction package will be offered.

The established multi-disciplinary team comprises of doctors, nurses, dietitians, psychologists psychiatrists and a podiatrist working to provide a seamless service across, primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care environments. Care is delivered in the home, school and within inpatient and outpatient settings. An established insulin pump service has been in place since 2006 with approximately 50% of our current caseload on insulin pumps. Service performance and outcomes are continuously being measured as part of Best Practice Tariff. We fully participate in the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit and are able to benchmark ourselves against similar services.

The team provides support to families Monday-Friday from 08.00 - 17.00 with out of hours service available for families.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Carol Metcalfe

Job title: Advanced Specialist Practitioner and Team Lead for Paediatric Diabetes

Email address:

Telephone number: 0161 701 0667

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.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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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