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Diabetes Specialist Nurse (Band 6 or 7)

Job Reference: 229-VW384-21

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Diabetes CNS
Band 6/7 £30,401 - £43,772 pa pro rata


Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we’d want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust – they tell us it’s a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

The fact that we’re rural hasn’t hampered our ambitious plans to be the best we can. We’re a “fast follower” in the NHS Digital Clinical IT Exemplar programme, we’ve just signed a multi-million pound deal with Philips to ensure we have the latest radiology equipment and we’re in the process of having three new wards built.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: “The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.”

Our values - Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time…all the time.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @wvtrecruitment Facebook@wyevalleyNHS

An exciting opportunity for a Diabetes Specialist Nurse OR a Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) to join our Diabetes Specialist Nursing Team has arisen. This post arises from the expansion of our service, to support with the provision of Flash Glucose Monitoring service to eligible patients in Herefordshire.

If a Senior DSN, the postholder will support the Lead diabetes specialist nurse in service delivery and developments and support of junior members in the team whilst also carrying a complex caseload and autonomous clinical practice.

Our team of DSNs works closely with members of the diabetes specialist team (consultants, diabetes dietitians, specialist podiatrist) to deliver a high quality diabetes service to patients across primary and secondary care.

This post considers either a band 6 Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) OR a Development Band 6/7 DSN role OR a band 7 Senior DSN role depending on experience and qualifications of successful applicant.

If you have no Diabetes Specialist Nursing experience this post would offer a band 6 Development opportunity into a Diabetes Specialist Nurse role, where we would support you to complete a postgraduate diploma in diabetes (willingness to complete this is essential). The expectation would be that you also completed WAND competencies band 6 within 12 months of appointment.

For a new to post Senior DSN the expectation is to have critical application of detailed knowledge in the field of diabetes and a postgraduate diploma in diabetes related field. Be an independent prescriber (or willing to complete training/qualification). Completion of WAND competencies band 7 within 12 months of appointment. Have management and leadership experience and responsibilities. Responsibility for developing and changing practice with advanced clinical responsibilities. Act as an accomplished educator.

If you are not yet a senior diabetes specialist nurse, but this is where you would like to develop your career towards then please consider this as a development role opportunity. This post can provide opportunity for development from a Band 6 Diabetes Specialist Nurse role to a Band 7 Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse role upon completion of a postgraduate diploma in diabetes related field and review of relevant experience aligned with national TREND-UK Integrated Career and Competency Framework for Adult Diabetes Nursing. This development opportunity will provide support to enable the postholder to achieve necessary academic qualifications and competencies to progress to band 7 post. Willingness to undertake postgraduate studies in a Diabetes related field (if not done so already) is essential. Once band 7 role achieved there will still be ongoing developoment support in the role.

The job descriptions attached are for Band 6 Diabetes Specialist Nurse and for Band 7 Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse post.


All correspondence relating to this vacancy including INVITATIONS TO INTERVIEW WILL BE BY EMAIL ONLY. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. If you have not received an email within 4 weeks of the closing date then assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Please ensure when completing your application form that your references cover the last 3 years and that they are provided by appropriate referees for example not work colleagues but from someone in a position of authority where you have previously worked.

Wye Valley NHS Trust operates a strict No-Smoking policy on-site.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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.

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