Diabetes Specialist Nurse

  • Fixed-term – full-time
  • Tooting

Website StGeorgesTrust St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job summary

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for fixed term 1 year Maternity cover band 6 DSN cover .
  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary diabetes care team in hospital.
  • Provide education, advice and support to inpatients and outpatients with diabetes and their carers, under the supervision of the Diabetes Specialist Nurses.
  • The role of this will include supporting patients in a variety of clinics such as pregnancy and diabetes clinics and new patient clinics.
  • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team to promote integrated care for inpatients within the diabetes care.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high standard of diabetes care. To act in a consultative role to patients, relatives, and health professionals on the management of diabetes mellitus.
  • The post holder will utilise skills to assess and identify inpatient needs and implement delivery of appropriate individualised care for people with diabetes.
  • The post holder will take daily responsibility for managing a defined caseload, with the support of existing nursing and medical staff.
  • Specialist holistic advice and education will be provided for in patients and their carers, referring on as appropriate for follow up care on discharge.

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