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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Diabetes

Job Reference: 196-NM6311

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Diabetes and Endocrine
St Thomas Hospital, London
£44,347 - £50,549 p.a inc

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic experienced diabetes nurse to join the Diabetes and Endocrine Day Centres (DEDC) at Guy’s & St Thomas Hospitals. Ideally the candidate will have experience in working with women with diabetes who are pregnant or management of people with diabetes and cancer treatment would be an advantage but not essential as we are looking for the successful candidate who has a passion for delivering and progressing excellent diabetes care as part of a multi-disciplinary service.


The successful candidate will join a relatively large diabetes nursing team that provide specialist care across integrated clinical pathways. The diabetes nurse team is divided into sub teams that work across in-patients, specialist out-patients (type 1 diabetes and complex type 2 diabetes management) and the community/intermediate care setting.


As a department we are very patient focused supporting innovation and service development to continually improve care for people with diabetes. Diabetes services we provide including management of; complex co-morbidities particularly oncology, vascular foot and renal management; intensive and routine management of people with type 1 diabetes plus gestational diabetes pre and post-natal clinics. We are also responsible for providing Southwark community integrated diabetes service and provide structured education programmes DAFNE and DESMOND. There is an active diabetes research team integrated with our clinical services. We also provide a career development pathway for Band 6 nurses that are interested in becoming DSNs.


The successful post holder will be required to work as part of the integrated team and will get the opportunity to further develop their diabetes skills across all areas. Fundamentally the nurse will be required to;

  • Assessing people with diabetes
  • Agreeing and reviewing the diabetes treatment plan
  • Working closely with multi-disciplinary diabetes teams in the hospital and community/intermediate care setting
  • Provide support and advise to healthcare professionals on quality evidence diabetes care as per guidelines
  • Provide structured education groups providing knowledge and skills to people with diabetes to support their self management
  • Deliver formal and informal diabetes education to health professionals
  • Support the development of an integrated diabetes nurse service across primary and secondary care to promote a seamless diabetes care pathway for people with diabetes
  • Undertake evaluate and clinical audit to improve patient care and clinical outcomes
  • Support an integrated nursing team and work across primary and secondary care settings to provider as required for patient care

The nursing team in the department includes, pre-assessment clinic nurses, diabetes, endocrine, lipid, research nurses and Adult Inherited Metabolic Disease nurses. The nurses work very closely with dieticians, podiatrists, doctors and psychologists.

If you enjoy working in a busy progressive environment that is continually striving to improve care for the population it services, multidisciplinary team work, are flexible, dynamic, self-motivate and reliable in addition to being passionate about diabetes and nursing, this post will suit you. The diabetes specialist nursing team is supportive, friendly and keen to further develop diabetes nursing.

Closing Date: 27th August 2019

Interview Date: 12th September 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information regarding our service contact:

For further information regarding our service contact:

Diabetes Nurse Consultant: Anna Reid

Matron: Rosarie Atkinson: 0747 102 1123.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Camfield

Diabetes Advanced Nurse Practitioner Siobhan Pender


Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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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.

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