Diabetes Specialist Nurse – Inpatients, Colchester



Are you looking to work with a dynamic, forward thinking team? Are you looking for a challenging, fulfilling post? Do you have experience in working as a specialist Diabetes Nurse or Dietitian with a passion for innovation, service development and educating others? Or do you have an interest in Diabetes and want to develop into a specialist role? An exciting opportunity has arisen in this post which involves working in secondary care, managing a clinical caseload, utilising expert skills in diabetes technologies and delivering various patient and health professional education sessions.

North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) is an award winning, progressive service, consisting of a team of 3 diabetes consultants / endocrinologists, 20 Specialist diabetes practitioners with varying backgrounds in nursing, dietetics, mental health, podiatry and health coaching and an excellent admin team to support. We provide specialist diabetes care to the 21,000 people living with diabetes across North East Essex, in the form of specialist diabetes clinics to the most complex cases, young persons, pre pregnancy, antenatal, insulin pump and MDT foot clinics, numerous diabetes structured education courses and a strong emphasis on up skilling and supporting primary care via education sessions, mentorship and in practice support. We pride ourselves on our close collaborative working with multiple local community services, lifestyle services, health in mind, pharmacy and the CCG. We are an enthusiastic, friendly team and strive to provide a patient centred, safe, effective and high quality service. Regular CPD is scheduled for the team and on an individual basis to support ongoing evidenced based practice and encourage audit and research within the service.

This post would ideally suit an innovative team player who is able to work as an autonomous practitioner and enjoys a varied workload. A minimum of 2 years post registration experience and a basic knowledge of diabetes gained from relevant role/ basic study and experience is ideal but less experience will be considered for a development post. You should be able to demonstrate effective group facilitation and presentation skills. An understanding of training and development initiatives in diabetes would be desirable. Qualification as a DAFNE educator, as well as experience in insulin pump therapy and CGMS are desirable but not essential. Excellent organisation and communication skills are essential. Additional training required for the post will be provided for the right candidate. Candidates with less experience will also be considered and pay grade adjusted depending on interview and evidence of experience.

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