Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Location
Beckenham, London (Greater)
Salary
£45,024 - £50,806 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Posted
13 Jan 2022
Closes
06 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Priority consideration will be given to Bromley Healthcare staff formally identified as being at risk.

Please note that for positions that require you to drive as part of your job role we will be asking for evidence of business insurance. 

 

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the multi-disciplinary Diabetes Service with Bromley Healthcare, based at Beckenham Beacon.

It is an opportunity for someone with an enthusiasm for diabetes and a wish to extend their expertise in this field.  The successful candidate will work alongside a highly skilled multidisciplinary team including Consultants, Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Dietician.

 

Main duties of the job

The post will include responsibility for a mixed caseload including people with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. They will be involved in the development of the Diabetes Service within Bromley Healthcare and will need to show empathy and sensitivity to the needs of the patients, have good communication skills, together with a friendly, polite and professional attitude.

The successful candidate will need to be confident in delivering education to groups and ideally have experience of structured educations programmes e.g. DESMOND/ DAFNE.  They will need excellent clinical, organisational, IT and communication skills.

Car driver essential.

Whatever your role with Bromley Healthcare you will be part of a dynamic, committed team of staff delivering up to date high quality services to the population of Bromley.   We believe in innovation and encourage staff to work in new and effective ways.  We advocate lifelong learning and support professional and personal development of all our staff.                                                                                                        

Working for our organisation

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. 

Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, access to EAP, high street discounts, Blue Light Card eligibility, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.

The successful applicant will have contact with patients and service users. It is expected that in early 2022, being vaccinated against Covid 19 will become a legal condition of employment unless an exemption applies. We will ask therefore for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To provide an expert diabetes nursing service, giving support, advice and information about diabetes to patients and their significant others in the diabetes centre, hospital or home plus community and primary care settings.
  •  Act as an expert resource, providing clinical advice and support to others involved in providing care for people with diabetes, in both primary, secondary care and community settings.
  • Work as an independent practitioner and demonstrate specialist skills and knowledge through expert nursing practice.
  • Practice advanced clinical skills and maintain a high professional standard of care and expertise, acting as a role model for other health care professionals
  •  In conjunction with Consultant Diabetologist/ Head of Diabetes Service assess referrals to the diabetes centre, prioritise and decide when patients need to be seen and by whom (i.e. Consultants and Nurses) and refer patients to other services (Podiatry, Dieteticsetc).
  •  Assess, advise and take appropriate action for walk-in patients, emergency and routine phone calls from GPs, practice nurses, district nurses, hospital based staff and patients.
  • Be responsible and accountable for managing a varied case load of patients, including patients with multiple medical conditions and complex needs, prioritising the workload as appropriate.
  • Organise and undertake comprehensive assessments and interpret clinical data including blood biochemistry for the treatment for people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Develop, implement and evaluate specialist programmes of care which meet the varying and 
    complex needs of the individual patient. Facilitate individual patient care treatment plans.
  • Under agreed guidelines, protocols and Patient Group Directions, undertake the initiation and stabilisation of insulin and oral hypoglycaemic therapies.
  • Provide treatment in emergency situations, including the administration of glucogen for severe hypoglycaemia. If ineffective to organise emergency treatment.

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse, RGN/RN (Adult). Diploma/degree in nursing or equivalent.
  • Teaching experience

Desirable criteria

  • Nurse Prescriber
  • Post registration Diabetes Qualification.

Training

Essential criteria

  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development with post registration training/experience in diabetes.

Experience

Essential criteria

  • Substantial post registration to include specialist diabetes experience.
  • Experience in developing and delivering teaching programmes.
  • Previous experience as a Diabetes Nurse.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in community, primary care settings.

 

We are passionate about caring for our service users, and their family and friends, and the wellbeing of our colleagues. That's why it's a requirement for everyone joining Bromley Healthcare in a regulated/patient facing role to have been fully vaccinated against Covid19 or to hold a qualifying exemption. Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of vaccination status is provided.

You can get a flavour for what its like to work for Bromley Healthcare by viewing the following YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXqdJm17dcbXnfvh98qlJ0g

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme.

Bromley Healthcare is fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, in a work environment where all colleagues feel supported, nurtured and celebrated. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. At Bromley Healthcare, diversity and inclusion is one of the key strands of our People Strategy, and we are fully committed to promoting diversity in all we do to make real and lasting change. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion /belief, sexual orientation or age. We are especially keen to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation across Bromley Healthcare, especially at senior levels.   

 We look forward to welcoming you to a rewarding career with Bromley Healthcare.  

 All offers of new employment with Bromley Healthcare are subject to a six month probation period

Bromley Healthcare CIC is an NHS community provider and part of the NHS family.

But we are a little different; we like to think that we stand out from typical NHS organisations as Bromley Healthcare CIC is actually a co-owned social enterprise, co-owned by its employees. This means that our staff remain on NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and are members of the NHS pension scheme (providing you are eligible), if not we can offer the Nest or Scottish Widows pension schemes.

 

IMPORTANT:

  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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