Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
11 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals trust is delighted to advertise the post of a band 7 diabetes specialist nurse (DSN). This post will be based mainly at the Chorley site but cross site and community based working will be expected to meet the needs of the service.

The post requires extensive knowledge and skills in managing patients with all types of diabetes. This post requires you to be flexible, and have excellent self-management, organisational and teaching skills. You will be involved in research and audit and support the development of the insulin pump service. This will include patient assessment, ordering of supplies, pump initiation and patient management.

Our diabetes service is undergoing a period of change as we move towards the super 6 model of care and 7 day working. We use new technologies to support our patients with diabetes, for example the libre sensor and we use libre view and also have diasend in our clinics. We have automatic inpatient alerts to DSN, an automatic e-referral to the DSN via the Northwest Ambulance Service following a severe hypoglycaemic event and support diabetes hubs in the community.

We have recently started a joint post-transplant diabetes clinic with the renal transplant specialist nurses. We are hoping to develop virtual/remote/telephone clinics for our patients with diabetes.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to further develop your diabetes skills and be part of service development within the trust.

If you would like to be part of this multi-disciplinary team and exciting developments in the service come and join us!

Interview date: 20th November 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

01257 245350.
Lead diabetes Specialist Nurse Joanne Byrne.

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £30.20 and Enhanced DBS check £48.20. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

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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.

UK Registration

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