Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Intermediate Care
Band 6
14.25 per week
Job ref
North and West Dorset
£10,094 to £13,519 p.a.
31/01/2018 23:59





An exciting opportunity has arisen for a nurse to join the community diabetes nurse specialist team within Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. This is a training post and will allow the successful applicant to further specialise in the exciting, expanding and challenging field of diabetes. We are a small, friendly and supportive team, delivering up to date research-based care in a beautiful part of the country. 

We are a nurse led unit but work closely with the other diabetes care providers in Dorset, including the acute hospital trusts and community nursing teams, as well as community hospitals and residential care homes. We work to support primary care in delivering excellent diabetes care to people closer to home and reduce the need for secondary care referrals.

Working in the specialty of diabetes is challenging and rewarding and often requires innovative thinking. The successful applicant will eventually run joint clinics with a practice nurse where patients, and their diabetes treatment plans will be reviewed, evaluated and if necessary new treatment plans made. A large part of the role will be teaching both informally and more formally to patients and other health care professionals.

The successful applicant will need to have some experience in the field of diabetes, be confident  teaching groups of either patients or other health professionals, have excellent interpersonal skills and be innovative, enthusiastic and happy working autonomously. The role is in the community covering areas of North and West Dorset, therefore, being a car owner and driver is essential.

 In return we can offer you

• Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development

• You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training.

• Monthly pay plus flexible working patterns

• NHS pension scheme

• Generous holiday entitlement

• NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

This is a part-time post for 14.25 hours per week with the possibility of maybe more hours in the future.

Interviews will be held 26th February


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Catherine Cross; Diabetes Nurse Specialist Team Lead for North and West Dorset. or 07585 995 061

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277149