Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse

  • Permanent – full-time
  • Brighton

Website nhs_scft Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Job summary

Due to retirement, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse to join us working in Brighton, Hove, Lewes, High Weald and the Havens in East Sussex. This is a great opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team of consultants, nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, psychologists and support staff, and contribute to the development of this innovative and well-regarded service. The role offers excellent prospects to further develop enhanced clinical and service improvement skills, as well as experience of working within a team integrating physical and psychological support, with our patients at the centre of all that we do. We welcome applications from experienced and enthusiastic registered nurses who are able to travel between Crowborough, Uckfield and the south coast near to Brighton. This is a full-time position and applications from part time job shares that match service need will be considered. SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBTQ+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

We encourage registered nurses to get in touch if they wish to discuss the role prior to applying.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse will work in partnership with patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in a community setting, aiming to improve outcomes for patients. This includes the development of clinic-based care, home visits and patient education programmes for diabetes management. You will also establish and maintain effective working relationships with health professionals in both primary and secondary care.

A varied role, you’ll make use of your specialist clinical skills along with providing leadership and support to less experienced members of the nursing team in order to ensure the provision of high-quality care to patient living with diabetes.

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