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Specialist Practitioner - Children’s Diabetes Service

Job Description

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

The Children’s Diabetes Service looks after all children and young people with diabetes in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas, currently around 370 up to the age of 18 years. We are based at the Oxford Children’s Hospital, John Radcliffe site, with clinics both in Oxford and at the Horton Hospital, Banbury. Approximately 40% of our children/young people use insulin pumps and we also have several families using continuous glucose monitoring. We work tirelessly to improve the quality of life of children and young people with diabetes, while optimising the best possible individual management of the condition.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a FULL TIME, Band 6 Specialist Practitioner (Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse) to join our busy and high performing team. We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, children’s trained nurse who is committed to developing and improving diabetes services for children and young people, working as part of a dynamic, forward thinking, multidisciplinary team.

Your role will involve working with a caseload of children and young people of all ages as named nurse. This will be a geographical area including Oxford city and an area south from Oxford. You will be expected to take part in all education activities for children, young people and their families from diagnosis onwards. This will include ward management, clinics, home visits, school visits, group and one-to-one education.

Your role will include training for ward staff in all aspects of diabetes management and teaching student nurses from Oxford Brookes University.

You must be computer literate, be able to travel, and able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with a commitment to continued personal development. While previous experience in diabetes and teaching skills is welcomed, this is not essential as supervision, training and support will be offered to the successful candidate. This includes further education to comply with the Best Practice Tariff for diabetes.


Closing date for completed applications:23-Oct-2016

Interviews to be held : Early/mid November 2016. Date to be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:
Jane Haest - Advanced Nurse Practitioner,Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 
Email: ( Email address removed )

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

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