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Lead Nurse Specialist - Diabetes

Nhs Lanarkshire
Closing date
15 Oct 2021

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Please note this is a part time post and the salary for this position will be pro-rata and is also a fixed term post for 6 months based at University Hospital Hairmyres. The post holder must be a car driver with a valid UK driving licence.

We are inviting applicants to join our experienced teams of Diabetes specialist staff based across Lanarkshire for this short-term post to help us tackle the backlog of patient reviews due to the COVID pandemic. The successful candidate will be working with well established and highly skilled teams of people who are keen to provide an innovative and self-caring approach to diabetes care for their patients, and will also be part of a wider pan-Lanarkshire multi-disciplinary Diabetes service. The post-holder will we asked to provide out-patient, extended scope care for a wide ranging group of people with diabetes.

The post holder will be an expert clinical practitioner providing comprehensive advice and support within a specialism, operating across all parts of NHS Lanarkshire and leading a team of Nurse Specialists, ensure a person centered approach to care delivery which is safe and effective to ensure and maintain quality strategy, to lead the development and implementation of a programme of clinical audit and research activity.

The post holder will be a Registered Nurse with valid NMC Registration, educated to/working towards/operating at Masters Level, postgraduate expertise within speciality/area of practice that demonstrates the required breadth of knowledge required to lead safety, effectively and efficiently, a comprehensive knowledge of clinical guidelines and standards within the speciality, advanced Specialist knowledge and experience of relevant conditions, pathology, policies and procedures associated with the speciality/area of practice ensuring that the level of expertise can be utilised to deliver leadership within speciality.

The post holder will have evidence of application of advanced practice skills in speciality and applying clinical judgement, evidence of further developed knowledge and experience in management and/or leadership, further education/evidence of Continuous Professional Development in area of speciality including study days/courses/post graduate qualification.

The post holder will possess excellent team-working/leadership skills and have the ability to motivate and influence others and work using own initiative, excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills and effective time management skills and a working knowledge of basic information technology.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by June Currie on 07766 763240

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact

Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

NHS Lanarkshire has a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by the UK Border Agency. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category.

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