Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist Band 7

2021-11-15 16:14:112024-08-10Nursdoc
Job Type Contract
Area Guernsey, Channel Islands
Job Sector Nurse - Dialysis
Salary £35.00 P/h
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser Social
Telephone 0330 555 5000
Job Ref MR151121d
Nursdoc have an exciting opportunity for a contract on the wonderful Island Of Guernsey in The Channel Islands for 3-6 months (maybe extendable)
Nursdoc pay for accommodation and also travel (aeroplane or Ferry (if taking car))
Nursdoc also can pay into your limited company due to different legislation in The Channel Islands.

The post holder:

• Is a specialist nurse caring for patients and their families who require diabetes supportive care. Offers a telephone support service for clients after hours and at weekends and Bank holidays

• Works collaboratively with multi-professional teams in Primary Care, Secondary Care, in the community and in all care settings (including domiciliary visits).

• Applies research-based practice to achieve the optimum ‘best clinical practice’ in Diabetes care.

• Acts as a clinical leader for Diabetes to health care workers, patients and their carers in all clinical settings.

• Provides clinical leadership in Diabetes care by using strategies such as teaching and auditing services.

• Follows and contributes to the development of policies and procedures relating to Diabetes nursing.


Nurses are key professionals in the expert care of those affected by Diabetes. The ongoing development of Diabetes nursing services locally ensures the achievement of best practice standards and locally and nationally agreed guidelines. The roles of the nurses in this service are diverse and multi-faceted.

The Diabetes Care Nursing Team is proactive in the improvement of quality of care and service experienced by patients and their families within the hospital and community setting, focusing on patients with Diabetes and its complications. By using an interdisciplinary approach the team works alongside primary and secondary care clinicians and other members of the multidisciplinary team to manage complex patient care, patient and family communication and care planning needs. These services are supplemental to, and coordinated with, existing departments such as the Community Nursing Team, Dieticians, Tissue Viability, the Discharge Planning Team and voluntary agencies.

The Diabetes Nursing Team provides physical, symptomatic, social and psychological support to patients, families and carers. They ensure patients have a holistic assessment and facilitate individual treatment and care plans to meet assessed need.

The team is encouraged to maintain and improve knowledge and skills to ensure expert high quality care and participate in clinical audit and research.

The team provides expert clinical leadership and advice which supports health professionals in the delivery of diabetes care and symptom control and are active in delivery of education and training to support and develop practice.


REPORTS TO: Manager Rapid Response Reablement

RESPONSIBLE TO: Service Manager Adult Community Health & Well Being

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Director Hospital and Community Services


Clinical Responsibilities

• Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and co-ordinate individualised patient care based upon principles of best practice.
• Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance the effectiveness of care.
• Manage a defined caseload in Diabetes care delivering individualised patient care based upon principles of best practice.

• Continues to maintain up to date, efficient, and safe practice in emerging technologies, e.g. insulin pumps, continuous blood glucose monitoring

• Model the role of a competent practitioner through professional clinical leadership and demonstration of competent practice in Diabetes nursing.

• Reflect on practice as a means to explore experiences, which lead to new understandings and appreciations.

• Act as a patient advocate when necessary, encouraging participation in decision-making, thereby enabling informed choice of treatment options.

• Act as a clinical leader for Diabetes nursing provision to health care workers, patients and their carers in all clinical settings.

• Practices in accordance with the descriptors for an experienced/ proficient nurse as documented in the Integrated Career and Competencies Framework for Diabetes Nursing (Trend 2014)


• Work collaboratively across professional and organisational boundaries – with particular emphasis on the management of complex situations.

• (a) Maintain electronic clinical records, and clinical and service data, via the Diamond Audit System
o (b) Initiate and disseminate clinical and service reports locally and for the States of Guernsey.

• Provide advice on the purchasing and commissioning of resources for Diabetes care services.

• Co-ordinate resource management to ensure effective and economic usage.

• Initiate, apply and evaluate policies, procedures and standards for the Adult Community Services.

• Participate in the Hospital Services IPR programme.

• Participate in clinical supervision as a supervisor and as a supervisee.

• Actively participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings related to service area.

• Comply with the principles contained in the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2017, concerning improper disclosure, misuse or breach of confidentiality in respect of information held on computer systems or otherwise.

Training and education

• Assess all aspects of on-going education needs for the Nurse Specialist role and act on identified requirements.

• Support the development of colleagues in diabetes care medicine.

• Develop and contribute to teaching programmes that will enhance the skills of other health and social care professionals in the provision of diabetes care.

• Provide relevant teaching, information and support to patients and carers that promotes and facilitates independence.

• Actively participate in health promotion programmes.

• Evaluate educational materials for patients and health care staff – develop, implement and evaluate additional materials as required.

• Mentor students placed in the department for clinical experience.

• Provide induction and supervision to newly appointed diabetes care team members.

Research and development

• Identify and utilise formal evidence (research findings) and other sources of ‘best practice’ to underpin optimum clinical practice, procedures and standards of care.
• Engage in and facilitate nursing research (using local resources where available) and disseminate findings locally and beyond through a variety of media.
• Set, implement and audit standards of patient care through the implementation and continuous evaluation of quality improvement initiatives.
• Collaborate with clinical trials and promote recruitment to current clinical trials.
• Participate in clinical audit and lead the nursing aspects of the audit programme.
• Establish and maintain professional networking relationships with all relevant Diabetes care professionals, agencies and organisations.

Health and safety

• Maintain the welfare and safety of self and others by complying with the Health and Safety at Work (General Ordinance) Guernsey 1987.

• Report promptly any accidents and untoward incidents, including injuries or threat of injuries to oneself or others and complete the relevant accident of incident documentation.

• Participate in the Risk Management strategies by accurately completing the necessary patient documentation and audit forms.

• Ensure that all staff under his/her supervision observe safe moving and handling policies, procedures and guidelines including location and effective use of equipment. Safely undertake approved moving and handling techniques.

• Ensure that all staff under his/her supervision understands the content and principles contained within the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Do Not Resuscitate Policies. Be proficient in basic life support techniques and know the location and effective use of resuscitation equipment.

• Ensure that all staff under his/her supervision pay due regard to fire safety regulations and content of Hospital Services policies including location and effective use of equipment.

• Ensure that all staff under his/her supervision understand and comply with the policies and procedures laid out in the approved Infection Control Manual.

• Ensure safe use and maintenance of department equipment giving due regard to associated risk, health and safety and decontamination procedures.

• Ensure that all staff under his/her supervision adheres to statutory regulations: i.e. policies, department safety procedures and COSHH.

• Understand the purpose of the Major Incident Procedure and in particular the role of own work location.

• Attend mandatory update sessions for Fire Safety, Safe Moving and Handling, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Anaphylaxis as defined in the appropriate policies.


• In accordance with States of Guernsey legislation and the procedure for the Registration of Health and Social Care Professionals (COR001), all nurses and midwives who are States of Guernsey employees, contractors, agency workers or in any other capacity are practising as a nurse of midwife are required to have effective registration with the (UK) Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
• In order to maintain effective registration with the NMC you must adhere to the Council’s requirements for Revalidation.

• You must proactively manage all aspects of your Revalidation requirements including keeping an up to date portfolio and proactively seeking out opportunities for reflection, continuing education and professional growth. You must be proactive and cooperative in the appraisal and confirmer processes.

• You must assist colleagues with relevant aspects of their Revalidation. This includes but is not limited to teaching, providing support and opportunities for Facilitated Reflective Practice, participating in professional discussions and providing constructive feedback. Depending on your level of experience and seniority the organisation may also require you to act as a Confirmer.

• If you are unable to meet any aspect of the Revalidation requirements or this element of your Job Description or you require additional support it is your responsibility to escalate this immediately to an appropriate senior nurse of midwife.

This job description gives an outline of the duties which the post holder will be expected to undertake but it is not intended to be comprehensive, as other duties may arise from time to time. It will be subject to review to ensure that it continues to reflect the current duties and responsibilities of the post holder.



First level Registered Nurse
Diploma in relevant area
Recognised teaching qualification

Relevant first degree

Double Vaccinated

Would you like to be able to work flexibly, choosing shifts that would fit around your schedule?

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