Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust
Children’s Diabetes Nurse Specialist
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Were looking for an enthusiastic and experienced childrens nurse to join our team as a band 6 Childrens Diabetes Nurse Specialist. As a specialist diabetes nurse you will be an active member of the childrens diabetes MDT working to deliver, develop, evaluate and audit the service in line with Best Practice Tariff. We are offering this rewarding position to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of children and young people aged 0 -19 years in our area with diabetes.We have a friendly and dynamic team, consisting of a band 7 lead nurse post, band 6 nurse specialists, a Health Care Assistant and administrative staff. We work as part of a wider MDT, including Dieticians, Psychologists and Consultants with a special interest in Diabetes
Main duties of the job
This post is full time, based at Darlington Memorial Hospital, with a requirement to travel throughout the region, both to hospital sites, community settings including patients homes.
This role will utilise specialist clinical skills to provide assessment, advice, care and education to children and young people with Diabetes and their families, empowering them to self-manage this lifelong condition. You will hold an individual caseload, and undertake nurse led clinics, working as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure a holistic approach to Diabetes.
This role will require you to work independently in schools and colleges to train staff in the care of the child or young person with diabetes, as well as supporting the inpatient teams in developing skills in the care of children with Diabetes.
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We provide hospital services from two acute sites – Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients’ homes.
At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
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