Paediatric Diabetes Sister

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

We are looking for a motivated, dynamic and flexible Registered Children’s Nurse to join our Paediatric Specialist Nurses team. In this position, as a full time Paediatric Diabetes Sister, you will work closely alongside the existing paediatric diabetes and endocrinology team members who work cross-site at both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals. The team consists of Consultants, nurses, dietitians, a coordinator and psychology services.

You should have significant experience as a RN within Children’s nursing, evidence of professional development and have an understanding and special interest in paediatric diabetes. As a role model within the team, you must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and the ability to work collaboratively. You must also have the proven ability to support and mentor others. You will develop clinical expertise and act as a resource for the patients, nursing and medical colleagues and actively participate in further development of services within the Paediatric Department. It is essential that you are able to prioritise and manage your own workload whilst supporting your colleagues and the Paediatric Ward. We are a busy service looking after children with diabetes across West Kent and some parts of East Sussex.

Our Paediatric Unit consists of Hedgehog Inpatient Ward, which includes two fully equipped High Dependency Beds on the Tunbridge Wells site. We also have designated Paediatric Assessment / Day surgery wards and Children Outpatients departments on both our Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Sites. We have a Neonatal intensive care level 2 unit with 18 cots. The paediatric unit is supported by a large team of multi-disciplinary professionals including Doctors, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Health Play Specialist, a community nursing team and specialist nursing teams.

You will be joining an organisation that is highly patient focused and therefore you will need to evidence your excellent customer service skills. You will be a great team player who is motivated and enthusiastic. You will be committed to self-development and encouraging the development of others.

We will provide you with opportunities to develop your clinical and skills, as well as supporting you in any continuing professional development you may wish to undertake.

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Clinical Induction Programme for Clinical Support Workers (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the CSW Induction Programme Lead if this is going to be problematic: ), lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes 2 supernumerary shifts in the clinical area (an early and a late shift), all of the other days are classroom-based and run from 9am to 5pm

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Closing Date: Monday 21st September 2020

interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJenny EndeanJob titlePaediatric Diabetes Specialist NurseEmail addressj.endean@nhs.netTelephone number

Reference: 40883423

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