Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Website CDDFTNHS County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

To provide a comprehensive and integrated specialist nursing service for people living with diabetes both in the Hospital and in the Community. The post holder will join other colleagues providing a service for adult people with diabetes. They will act as an additional resource for nursing colleagues and other health workers offering expert care, advice, teaching and support and building up communication links as needed. Flexibility is essential in this post.

Main duties include providing an inpatient diabetes service. Assessing and reviewing acutely unwell patients to enable they have a positive patient journey.

Ensuring that they are receiving high quality diabetic care as well as ensuring that their medications are appropriate and patient centred to achieve good outcomes and reduce long term effects of diabetes.

Supporting ward staff to adopt care plans specific to the individual and providing ongoing education.

Supporting patients with the available technology eg CGM, Flash glucose monitoring and insulin pumps.

Empowering patients to take control of their diabetes and promote self management.

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