Diabetes Specialist Practitioner

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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Job summary

The role of Diabetes Specialist Practitioner has been developed to broaden the scope of recruitment and offer developmental opportunities for other healthcare professionals seeking to specialise in diabetes care and support the service to become fully multi-disciplinary within its diabetes workforce. We welcome applications from registered nurses, dieticians, pharmacists and podiatrists.

Applicants are required to have experience in working with people with Type 1 and/or Type 2 diabetes with demonstrable experience within the specialism of diabetes care. The person should have experience of providing autonomous diabetes inpatient and/or outpatient clinics and discussing areas of clinical need with the broader diabetes multidisciplinary team. Inpatient experience would be advantageous and a working knowledge of emerging diabetes technology.

Main duties of the job

The Specialist Diabetes Practitioner (DSP) is an experienced registered healthcare professional (Nurse, Dietician, Pharmacist, Podiatrist) with specialist skills to clinically assess, treat and manage patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus to:

  • Provide specialist diabetes practitioner advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients/clients and relatives/carers without supervision in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team in line with local and national targets and in accordance to NHS standards and guidelines.
  • Act as an autonomous expert practitioner in forming decisions and complex management of Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes across inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for adults with diabetes, through the development of individual care plans in partnership with the patient, their family and relevant others including structured education.
  • Work in collaboration with all members of the Multi-professional team to promote excellent standards of care to people with Diabetes in line with evidence based practice.
  • Deliver on a set of roles and responsibilities held within a defined portfolio of service responsibilities and maintain high standards of care in diabetes, demonstrable by benchmarking and audit, as stipulated in local and national guidelines.

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