Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Diabetes Nurses A55460
£40,428 to £48,514 pa
28/03/2018 23:59

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.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx




We are looking for a dynamic and able diabetes specialist nurse to lead and manage the clinical service provided by the diabetes specialist nurse team in OUH FT.

Managing the band 4 practitioner who manages   outpatient department within OCDEM that has a variety of  Endocrinology/ Diabetes clinics and the band 7/6 Diabetic nurse specialist from inpatient Diabetes .

This is an exciting opportunity to develop the service following a period of rapid expansion of the inpatient service, and a time of change for the outpatient service. The successful applicant will work autonomously and will make high level decisions to lead and manage a diabetes nurse team of over 16 people across the whole trust. The successful individual will be able to contribute to the clinical service as well as leading and developing the team. Advanced level practice encompasses aspects of education, research and management but is firmly grounded in direct care provision or clinical work with patients. There are close links with the wider diabetes community both in and outside of OCDEM, including medical staff, specialist dietitians, specialist podiatrists, the administrative team, the community team, and research staff.  

Your role will include developing and managing a cohesive patient centred operational and nursing team within the Diabetes service.  This role will also involve supporting the future development of the service and the teams.

OCDEM is an internationally renowned centre of excellence, with a long history of contributing to diabetes care and research, including research studies (such as the UKPDS, TECOS, the 4-T studies) and the development of technology (such as the development of fingerprick BG testing), as well as fundamental understanding of diabetes (such as beta cell research). OCDEM has a full range of specialist services including pump services, structured education, and islet and whole pancreas transplants. There is an inpatient diabetes service provided across all four hospital sites, including the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, which the successful applicant will lead and manage.

OUH FT is one of the largest acute teaching trusts in the UK, with a national and international reputation for the excellence of our services and our role in teaching and research. We are looking for a highly experienced, knowledgeable and educated member of the team.

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