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Diabetes Specialist Nurse Facilitator

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Part Time: 35.5 hours per week
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum, pro rata
26/08/2019 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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We are seeking to recruit a Diabetes Specialist Nurse Facilitator to join our team at the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre here at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.  The Diabetes department is a dynamic area which has expanded in recent months to meet popular demand to become one of the largest  Services in this specialty in the UK.  The department supports a full range of specialist and general clinical services.

This exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work within the Diabetes team employed by NNUH.  This post provides an exciting opportunity for successful candidates to join the hugely successful work of the integrated service provided by the Diabetes Facilitator team. This team of specialist diabetes nurses predominantly provides community nurse led clinics within GP practices; supporting diabetes in care homes, a range of diabetes update teaching sessions for GPs and practice nurses; patient group education; and a telephone advice service. It is therefore essential that the successful candidate is a car driver who is willing to travel to various locations within Central Norfolk (North Norfolk, Norwich and South Norfolk) to provide this service with flexibility to integrate with the wider diabetes nurse teams at the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre when necessary. Mileage is reimbursed as per Trust policy.

As post holder duties and responsibilities will include;

  • Providing clinical care for patients - initiating insulin treatment for Type 2 patients in primary care.
  • Providing clinical support for Type 2 patients on insulin discharged from secondary care to primary care.
  • Identifying primary care patients who would benefit from intensive management in primary or secondary care.
  • Participation in diabetes clinics in GP surgeries.
  • Facilitate the provision of patient and staff education in primary care.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

Part Time: 35.5 hours per week

Currently the service is provided Monday – Friday however future service development may include out of hours rotational /on call work.

Open for applications: 14th August 2019

Close for applications: 26th August 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Debbie Holland, Diabetes Facilitator Manager

Tel: 0789557762