Diabetes Nurse Specialist - Surrey Downs H&C

Leatherhead, Surrey, England
RH4 3PT
Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust £ 41902.0 - 47684.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 41902.0 - 47684.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
29 Jul 2022
Closes
28 Aug 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Establish standards of nursing assessment and care and ensure these are delivered at all times by regularly monitoring and evaluating patient outcomes.
  • Ensures that clinical competencies within assessment are developed and evidence of ongoing clinical competency is adhered to.
  • Ensure that nursing care is patient focused and that patient dignity and privacy are maintained at all times.
  • Ensure due regard is given to the customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients and colleagues and that equal opportunities are practiced.
  • Support the Diabetes team in maintaining effective communication both written and verbal with all disciplines, patients and relatives.
  • Be responsible for the holistic assessment of individual patient care.
  • Initiate planned evidence based assessment and care, including health promotion and education.
  • Ensures that all clinical and legal nursing documents are completed accurately and legibly, and that junior staff understands their relevance.
  • Represents and supports patients, relatives or carers within a multidisciplinary forum, ensuring that their needs are represented and that appropriate care packages are developed.
  • Liaises and works in collaboration with nursing and other healthcare professions to support the patient pathway and flow through the assessment process.
  • Will use reflective practice as a method of ensuring that appropriate effective nursing care is delivered to each patient.
  • Ensure that prescribed medications are safely administered and to monitor, report and investigate all medication errors.
  • Ensure competency in use and safe maintenance of all medical devices within the sphere of responsibility.
  • Reports all incidents and near misses promptly and appropriately, investigates and implements remedial action to reduce the risk in the future
  • Ensures that all complaints are listened to and that issues identified are addressed, with the aim of resolving all complaints locally. The focus on prevention and local resolution of complaints must be part of the diabetes team philosophy.
  • Adheres to the infection control policy and promotes the policy with the assessment setting with all professional who are interacting in patient care.
  • Promote a professional image at all times and be accountable for own clinical practice.
  • Responsible for Quality Improvement strategy, planning and implementation within their clinical area in conjunction with the Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse.
  • Clinical Skills
    • To hold relevant post registration course.
    • Undertake diabetes specialist nursing duties without direct supervision, but liaising with the Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Consultants should the need arise.
    • Deliver a diabetes nursing service to patients and their carers' in nurse led diabetes clinics, providing specialist care to patients in order to improve day to day quality of life and minimise risk of future complications.
    • Clinical supervision of Practice Nurses and GP's to help develop their skills in diabetes service provision.
    • To instigate and order haematological and biochemical blood investigations, and recognise abnormal results.
    • To be able to administer medications as a non-medical prescriber or under Patient Group directives
    • To undertake comprehensive assessment and complex analysis of all aspects of the patient's clinical condition and lifestyle, to enable formulation of an individualised treatment plan using a problem solving approach to optimise outcome.
    • To initiate treatment with oral hypoglycaemic agents according to agreed team protocols. This will involve extensive knowledge of all types of oral hypoglycaemic agents and regimes; their action, side effects and suitability according to the patients' lifestyle.
    • To give specialist advice on alteration and titration of insulin and oral hypoglycaemic agents, and to educate the patient to adjust their own treatment in order to manage their diabetes control.
    • To act as specialist resource on diabetes and related issues for community and hospital based health professionals.
    • To provide ongoing psychological support and reassurance for patients with newly diagnosed and existing diabetes, and refer to psychology services where appropriate.
    • Be responsible for a patient caseload, implementing programmes of care, and evaluating and scheduling the need for future visits.
    • To act as a clinical expert in the care of their patient cohort
    • To communicate with health care professionals and patients by personal, written, telephone or electronic contact to ensure treatment plans lead to agreed outcomes.
    • To deliver and further develop the range of NIC

    Ref: SDHC436294

    Job Details

    Diabetes Nurse Specialist - Surrey Downs H&C

    Leatherhead, Surrey, Englandd Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
    Pay
    £ 41902.0 - 47684.0 Per year
    Job level
    Qualified (non-manager)
    Hours
    Full time
    Posted
    29 Jul 2022
    Type
    Permanent
    Closes
    28 Aug 2022

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