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Trainee Diabetes Nurse Specialist | Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 14 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Dependent on experience
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 21 July 2024
Location: Dorchester, DT1 2JY
Company: Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 6365661/405-24-NM321DIA


Are you looking for a role as a specialist nurse in Diabetes?

This is an exciting opportunity for a fixed term role for 12 months as a trainee Diabetes Nurse. You will work closely with and be supported by an experienced team of Diabetes Nurse Specialist providing high quality diabetes management for patients at Dorset County Hospital.

The post holder would be expected to work 25 hours per week, alongside the specialist team and you would be expected to support the Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialists to carry out all relevant forms of patient care, particularly around education and support to patients, nursing and medical teams.

The main duties of the role will be to support the diabetes nurse specialist team in the delivery of high quality diabetes management to patients at Dorset County Hospital.

The post holder will:
• Assist in the assessment of the needs of people with Diabetes, identify actual potential problems and implement effect care planning, thereby reducing the risk of complications.
• Assist in the provision of education and support to those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes and their families, in turn encouraging and empowering self-management of their condition.
• Communicate effectively with patients, their relatives and the multi-disciplinary team.
• Ensure that appropriate support and follow-up is available for patients and their carers on discharge from hospital.
• Support the provision of specialist diabetes nursing care and advice to individuals attending secondary care diabetes clinics.
• Support the diabetes team in the education of nursing, medical and midwifery team throughout the Trust.

More information can be found in the job description attached.

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.​

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us atRecruitment@dchft.nhs.ukif you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

This advert closes on Sunday 30 Jun 2024

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