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Research Nurse Diabetes/ Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Fixed Term for 24 months
30 hours per week
Job ref
York Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 pro rata
20/11/2018 23:59

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Nurse to work in the Diabetes Centre in a split role as a Research Nurse 22.5 hours per week and a Diabetes Nurse Specialist for 7.5 hours per week.

The successful candidate must be a first Level registered Nurse and educated to diploma level or equivalent. It is essential that the successful candidate has professional clinical knowledge evidenced through at least two years’ experience in an acute setting including diabetes. Evidence of experience in Diabetes is essential and experience of working in research would be an added benefit.

There must be a willingness demonstrated to undertake appropriate training required for the post. In addition the applicant must demonstrate an understanding of ICH GCP and its' application in practice, within the written application and during the interview process.

Research Nurse:

The post is primarily based at York Hospital, undertaking National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) portfolio research.

Reporting to the Lead Research Nurses you would take responsibility for working on the current trial portfolio and the set-up, management, co-ordination and facilitation of new studies. 

You would have continuing responsibility for assessing care needs of study participants and for providing them with high quality care that is timely and protocol-driven. You would provide participants with specialist nursing care and advice on all aspects of their involvement in trials and be responsible for ensuring identification and proper reporting of any adverse events.

In addition to clinical and patient related care, this role includes document generation and control, data collection, patient recruitment and reporting and therefore a high level of attention to detail is required.

 You must be able to prioritise workload and work on your own initiative whilst making judgements about a range of clinical issues regarding trial patients.

A key part of the role will be to liaise with and work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and therefore the successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

You will be responsible for the management of a defined caseload and carry continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and setting of standards of care. You will provide specialist nursing care and advice to a specific patient group and will contribute to the development of the speciality service including cost effective use of resources.

Working jointly with the existing Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Consultants you will play an essential role assisting in the delivery and ongoing development of the diabetes service both in the hospital and in community settings. You will be professionally accountable to the Matron and will also be accountable and work collaboratively with the Lead Clinician for Diabetes, regarding service delivery.

Please see further information in both job descriptions, attached to this advert.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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