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Diabetes Specialist Nurse

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Bromley Healthcare

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults.

Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a dynamic and exciting place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS, with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Bromley Healthcare has three key tenets and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

- To constantly improve our services.

- To treat people as we would like to be treated ourselves.

- To hit our targets.

Please detail in your supporting statement how you would act in a way which is in keeping with the tenets.

Here at Bromley Healthcare, we offer our staff flexible working options where practicable, generous holiday allowance (dependent on length of service) and excellent training and development opportunities.

We are now able to offer membership of the NHS Pension Scheme to new employees who have been working in the NHS and were entitled to join the NHS Pension Scheme at any time in the 12 month period preceding their start date with Bromley Healthcare.

Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Band 7

Salary £31,383 - £41,373 per annum + HCAS £4,483 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the multi-disciplinary Diabetes Services with Bromley Healthcare.

We are looking for a committed, forward thinking and enthusiastic team player with energy, commitment and drive, who wants to join an innovative Social Enterprise and who will embrace the Bromley Healthcare ethos, to provide specialist care to patients within the Diabetes Service. This will include acting as a role model for other staff, sharing learning and developing practice.

We currently provide community/diabetes education services across Bromley and Croydon, and are actively looking to expand on this portfolio.

This is an opportunity for someone with an enthusiasm for diabetes and a wish to extend their expertise in this field to be part of a team of dedicated healthcare professionals.. The post will include responsibility for a mixed caseload including people with Type 1and Complex Type 2. You will provide comprehensive, evidence based diabetes care for people with diabetes and support healthcare professionals both within the Community and General Practice clinics within the Bromley and Croydon areas. You will be required to work as a highly skilled practitioner implementing treatment based on expert clinical practice for both people with diabetes and other professionals providing care, in a range of settings.

You will need to be confident in delivering education to groups and ideally have experience of structured educations programs e.g. DESMOND/ DAFNE. You will be involved in the development of Diabetes within the Bromley Healthcare Diabetes Services. You will need excellent clinical, organisational, IT and communication skills. Car driver essential.

During 2014/15 diabetes services have undergone a whole system transformational change, a programme which is still on-going and the post holder will play a vital role in supporting these changes. This pioneering new service provides an integrated service across primary, community and secondary care services. Bromley Healthcare is now the prime contractor for the delivery of these services.

We are working to develop more routine and specialist clinical services in community and primary care moving care away from the hospital setting as well as enhancing clinical skills in primary care.

We work in partnership with King's College Hospital to provide consultant support in community and primary care. The post holder will also support the continued development of primary care diabetes services through our Advanced Primary Care Practice scheme which has been highlighted as one of key successes of the changes.

Bromley Healthcare is a social enterprise working with the NHS and prides itself in providing support and development opportunities to all its staff. We also aim to be one of the leading providers of healthcare services and providing a friendly and challenging working environment which supports staff, but also encourages the provision of excellence.'
Whatever your role with Bromley Healthcare you will be part of a dynamic, committed team of staff delivering up to date high quality services to the population of Bromley and Croydon. We believe in innovation and encourage staff to work in new and effective ways. We advocate lifelong learning and support professional and personal development of all our staff.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Clare Allitt, telephone  ( Phone number removed ) , email ( Email address removed )

Thank you for accessing details about this post. Please note, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

Bromley Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we reserve the right to close vacancies before the displayed closing date, if we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you do so promptly.

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