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Band 6 Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 290-ASM-028

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Diabetes & Endocrinology
St Mary's Hospital, London
£36,481 - £44,044 pa inc

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of 10,000 people, providing care for over a million patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 11 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

We are looking for 1 Band 6 Diabetes Specialist Nurse to join our team working at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT) which is comprised of five acute hospitals. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team with consultants, podiatrists, dieticians and other professions, the diabetes nursing team perform a crucial role in making a difference to patients with diabetes.

The diabetes service at ICHT is a comprehensive acute service, offering outpatient clinics specialising in ante-natal care, insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring, type 1 diabetes, structured education for type 1 diabetes, transition clinic for young adults, specialist foot care , lipids and complex type 2 diabetes for obesity, liver and HIV. In addition to working as part of the MDT in these clinics, diabetes specialist nurses are expected to run their own clinic lists to provide support to patients where needed.

Post-holders will also need to support patients with diabetes on inpatient wards, (these can be elective and non-elective patients) based on an e-referral system ensuring timely discharges are achieved and links with community diabetes teams are maintained. The DSN will also have a significant role to play in patient/carer and staff education and training. The post-holder will be required to cover any of the other sites in the event of an emergency though will be based on 1 site in the Trust.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, motivated and passionate about improving diabetes care for patients and should come with a minimum of 3 years post registration experience.


    • RGN level 1, minimum 2 years post registration
    • Knowledge and practice of diabetes nursing for inpatients and outpatients
    • Evidence of working with people with diabetes
    • Has understanding of the National Service Framework for Diabetes

Interview date: Provisionally – July, 2019

For an informal conversation or visit about this post please contact:

Carol Jairam: 0203 312 1073 /

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


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Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number).

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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