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Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: J11-A-21-40499

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Diabetes Service Job Ref (626)
King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor
£24.61 Per Hour

Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Employer: NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Location: King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor

Service: Diabetes Service

Salary: £24.61 per Hour Bank Holiday pay £38.68 per hour

Placement: Until January 2022

Please see the attached job description prior to applying for the role.

Job Title: Registered Nurse Community

Band: 7

Trust: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Location: King Edward VII Hospital Windsor/Community Based

Pay Rate: Day £24.61 per hour, Bank Holiday rate £38.68

Working Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday Part time would be considered for the right candidate.


The post holder will work as part of the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Specialist Community Diabetes Nursing team based at the King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor to provide and facilitate a comprehensive nursing service for all people with diabetes and their carers within East Berkshire.

Working individually and as part of the multidisciplinary team to support the provision of the current diabetes service within the community and at the Diabetes Centre Outpatient department based at the King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor.

It will also support the delivery of community diabetes services across Berkshire and an inpatient diabetes service as required.

Areas of clinical service provision across the whole team include insulin initiation and management, emerging therapies, insulin pump therapy, care of gestational diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy, care of young adults and provision of diabetes care within a secure mental health facility.

Areas of education provision include Type 1 and Type 2 patient education, people with diabetes using insulin pump therapy and bespoke programmes for other areas as the need arises.

An integral part of the role is to focus on promoting a close working relationship between primary and specialist service providers to implement local and national guidelines for diabetes through positive leadership, communication, and expert knowledge of diabetes to support best practice and high standards of diabetes care throughout the Trust.

The post holder will support local GP surgeries and Primary Care Networks.

Duties include:

  • Lead, assess, develop, and implement specialist nursing care programmes within agreed protocol guidelines,
  • Develop work procedures, protocols and practices underpinned by a theoretical framework.
  • Promote clear patient centred individualised care plans that are agreed and tailored to each person with diabetes.
  • Be involved in direct patient contact, giving highly specialised advice, support, and counselling to those newly diagnosed or with long-standing diabetes.
  • Interpret results (biomedical, blood glucose monitoring and continuous blood glucose monitoring) analyse and initiate appropriate action.
  • Triage referrals, undertake skilled assessment, manage own caseload, refer, and discharge patients to other team members and specialist departments.
  • Provide support and advice to community nurses and other professional and voluntary organisations as appropriate.
  • Facilitate a model of seamless diabetes nursing care across the integrated care pathway.
  • Supervise other nurses and healthcare assistants working in the speciality.
  • Participate in research, undertake clinical audit, and initiate audit opportunities and evaluate outcomes.
  • Perform invasive procedures relevant to the role and within competency.
  • Act as the patient’s advocate.
  • Actively contribute and be accountable for collection of activity data and information to support quality outcomes for the service.
  • Support the service management to deliver effective and efficient services for people with diabetes in East Berkshire.
  • Diagnose, prescribe, and manage medicines according to own competency.
  • Use advanced communication skills to negotiate, influence and challenge practice in all settings.
  • Act as mentor/preceptor to trainee specialist nurses and the other specialist nurses within the team.

Essential skills:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Up to date clinical and scientific knowledge of the management of diabetes mellitus
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills including negotiation, ability to challenge and change management.
  • Able to use initiative, be flexible to change and demonstrate time-management skills.
  • Demonstrable use of evidence-based nursing to develop practice and make decisions
  • Demonstrable use of reflective practice to evaluate clinical effectiveness
  • Ability to manage information, write reports and processes.
  • Demonstrable understanding of use and place of technology within diabetes management.
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Valid driving licence
  • Use of vehicle for work purposes

Previous Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years post registration experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Please note:

From 1 April 2022 it will become a legal requirement for health and social care staff who have direct, face-to-face contact with patients/service users to provide evidence of a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine unless they are exempt.

This requirement also extends to non-clinical staff not directly involved in patient/service user care, but who may have direct, face-to-face contact with patients/service users in the course of their work.

Applicants who fall within the scope of the legal requirements will be asked to evidence their vaccination status, or valid exemption, as part of the recruitment process.


NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

As an equal opportunities organisation, NHSP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective bank members and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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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