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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Diabetes Specialist Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 7
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
Forest Primary Care Centre
£45,024 - £50,806 inclusive of Outer London HCAS rate
Salary period
02/12/2021 23:59
Interview date
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

If you are looking for your next challenge then look no further, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join a dynamic Community Diabetes team serving the London Borough of Enfield.

We are looking for someone with skills and experience in diabetes and non-medical prescribing to join our team.

Diabetes care is provided to patients in the form of structured education, in community-based clinics and in their own homes throughout the London Borough of Enfield.

You will be a key member of the Community Diabetes team, responsible for the delivery of expert diabetes care. The team has close liaison with the local secondary care providers and primary care with the aim of providing a seamless journey for the diabetes patients.

Main duties of the job

You should have the ability to undertake advanced clinical assessments of patients with a diagnosis of diabetes providing appropriate clinical intervention, support, non-medical prescribing, and advice to patients and carers.

This role involves significant responsibility for clinical decision-making, advanced clinical practice and delivery of scheduled and unscheduled clinical care.

You will be capable of acting as an expert resource on diabetes and have close liaison with GPs, other members of the integrated community teams, and with social care partners is an essential facet of the role.

Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

To work as part of the Diabetes Nursing Team delivering care to a multi-cultural and diverse population, working to provide a high standard of Diabetes Specialist intervention. To provide Diabetes education for both people with Diabetes, relatives, carers and healthcare professionals throughout the Borough of Enfield. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RGN Adults (NMC) First degree
  • Further relevant training about Diabetes care
  • V300/100 Prescribing
Desirable criteria
  • Second degree
  • Masters
  • Other qualifications (must state which field)


Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 3years post qualification
  • Experience of providing patient education in an individual or group setting
  • Providing training and development to staff from a range of backgrounds and levels


Essential criteria
  • Negotiation and facilitation skills
  • IT skills RIO including spread sheets and databases
  • Data collection and monitoring


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of team working and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates and role models BEH Trust values.
  • Able to produce high standard care


Essential criteria
  • Any physical capabilities needed
  • Car driver for business use
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nneka Agbasi
Job title
Diabetes Clinical Lead
Email address
Telephone number
0208 702 3083
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