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Diabetes Assistant Practitioner/ Nurse Associate - Band 4

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
Fixed term or secondment considered
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust
£21,892 - £24,157 As per band 4 AfC
Salary period
16/08/2020 23:59

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An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a caring and forward thinking band 4 Assistant Practitioner/ Nurse Associate to support the Diabetes Specialist Nurses in the delivery of inpatient/ outpatient services. The post will be full time and initially funded for 1 year (fixed term contract or secondment considered) with the potential to become a substantive role in the future.

The successful candidate will be an established band 4 with previous experience in supporting patients with diabetes in a clinical setting. The role will pre dominantly be to educate and support patients (and their carers) to self manage their condition and identify/ overcome barriers which may prevent this.

To achieve this the post holder will need to have excellent communication skills and be sensitive to the challenges experienced by this patient population. A demonstrable ability to teach at an appropriate level to the role will be essential.

Additional duties include supporting the DSNs to promote the governance agenda of the team, audit activity and liaising with pharmaceutical representatives to ensure adequate supplies of equipment are available.

The DSNs will support the post holder to achieve role specific competencies and upon completion would be expected to work with indirect supervision within agreed boundaries of practice.

You will be a valued member of a very friendly and supportive multi disciplinary team who share an extremely strong team ethic and strive to maintain high standards of individualised patient care. Applicants must be committed to our shared team values.

Informal discussions/ visits welcome prior to application








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Further details / informal visits contact

Nicola Davies
Job title
Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
0117 414 6427
Additional information

Nikki Davies

Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse


Tel; 0117 414 6427