Diabetes Liaison Nurse Hospital role with 5,000K welcome bonus

Trinity Recruitment €55739.0 - 65926.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
€55739.0 - 65926.0 Per year
Full time
Staff Nurse, Senior Staff Nurse/Senior Sister, Nurse Practitioner
21 Mar 2024
21 Sep 2024

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Diabetes Liaison Nurse

Department ; Endocrinology and Diabetes

Reports to ; ADON

Organisation ; State-of-the-art Private Hospital

Overall Purpose of Job

To provide exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the center of all we do. The Diabetes liaison nurse works with the Diabetes ANP and under the direction of the ADON to ensure that objectives, outcomes and goals are achieved. The Diabetes Liaison Nurse takes part to ensure that evidence based standards of care for diabetes patients are met as required by the Joint Commission International. The Diabetes Liaison Nurse will be a key stake holder and driver in the development, planning, organising, assessment, patient flow and performance improvement of the diabetes service. They will take on other responsibilities as determined by the Assistant Director of Nursing and/or the Diabetes team.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

The management of patients with diabetes demands a broad range of professional skills and

knowledge, as well as skills in communication, leadership, teaching, education, research and counselling.

· To undertake the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care required for patients with diabetes.

· Ensuring care is provided in accordance with required clinical and quality standards and protocols

· To act as and apply specialist knowledge and experience to identify and manage patients with diabetes

· To work closely with MDT members to meet the needs of the patient and their families

· To participate in team discussions regarding treatment needs as appropriate

· To promote seamless service of care through liaison with all relevant health care professionals including facilitating timely and safe transition of patients from outpatients, admission assessment to discharge from the hospital

· Demonstrate vision, innovation and flexibility in nursing practice and service development

· To demonstrate a high level of clinical decision making and an ability to monitor and improve standards of care.

· To work within his/her own scope of professional practice

· To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate outcomes and adjust nursing care practice in collaboration with the Diabetes team to ensure optimum coordination of and delivery of care

· Perform advanced nursing skills, working within the guidelines of the Code of Professional Conduct and protocols written and agreed with the multi-disciplinary teams

· Be a preceptor/mentor/supervisor to students/newly appointed staff as required.

· Apply specialist knowledge and experience to identify and manage variances within the service.

· To flexibly manage responsibility for own clinical caseload and to seek support from clinical colleagues in the management of complex cases and where necessary seek support from medical colleagues.

· Identify the need for and undertake a lead role in research and clinical audit in order to improve effectiveness of patient care.

· Disseminate research and audit findings as appropriate.

· Liaise and give feedback to the clinical nurse managers, clinical facilitators and diabetes team in relation to all aspects of educational and professional supports that the clinical staff may require in terms of diabetes education.

· At all times display exemplary standards of behavior and ensure own work practices and attitudes provide an example of professionalism for all staff.

· Facilitate early discharge from the ward area, availing of the patient lounge, supporting clinical teams in the effective handover and transfer of care

· Actively and positively participates in the ongoing preparations to ensure readiness for JCI and the sustainability of same in alignment with the Hospitals Strategic Plan.

Take on other responsibilities as determined by the Assistant Director of Nursing.

Work closely with the Diabetes ANP in this area, to create management plans for individual patients and opportunities for service development.

Identify areas for professional development and agree with the Assistant Director of Nursing courses, conferences and personal study to achieve these.

To expect support in developing a professional skill set expected of the role.

Develop sufficient familiary with commonly prescribed diabetes medications to educate patient and staff on correct use.

Support patients attending designated outpatient appointments.

Develop common pathways and protocols for management of diabetes as agreed with the diabetes ANP and endocrine consultants and support the implementation across the Hospital to enhance patient care.

Support diabetes ANP as required in organisational aspects of the service.

Support patients with self management plans through telephone, clinic and inpatient contacts.

Liaise with community and primary care services to ensure hospital diabetes patients have equitable and seamless access to primary and secondary care resources.

Person Specification


NMBI General Nurse Registration in good standing.

Formal recognised post registration education relevant to the area of specialist practice at level 8, such as Grad Dip Diabetes Nursing or a commitment to undertake within an agreed framework.


§ Minimum five years post registration experience in an acute setting

§ Have 2 years’ experience working in a relevant clinical setting

§ Candidates must possess teaching skills, leadership qualities, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

§ Must demonstrate multi-tasking ability.

§ Must speak read and write grammatically correct English.

§ Excellent time management.

Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge

§ Must have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

§ Must be motivated and innovative.

§ Must have the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.

§ Must have excellent communication skills.

§ Demonstrate ability to plan effectively, to organise and have an understanding of change management.

§ Be flexible.

§ Demonstrate knowledge of recent and relevant experience in the specialised area.

§ Take part in the auditing and data collection in the area and take part in any national strategies implemented.

§ Must be professional at all times and have the ability to liaise and problem solve throughout the whole service.

Apply here for further information.

Ref: RGNs

Job Details

Diabetes Liaison Nurse Hospital role with 5,000K welcome bonus

Dublind Trinity Recruitment
€55739.0 - 65926.0 Per year
Job level
Staff Nurse, Senior Staff Nurse/Senior Sister, Nurse Practitioner
Full time
21 Mar 2024
21 Sep 2024

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